Public CatholicCome Out of the Cold This Advent
I need Advent this year. I think we all do. I wrote this post, concerning Advent and renewal because I need Jesus. I need His love, forgiveness and strength. I was blessed to have someone I could go to and talk about these things; a generous, loving spiritual mother who did not turn me away. [Read More...]
Sick PilgrimFeast of St. Nicholas: Slap a Heretic Day. Or Why Are We Hitting Ourselves?
Tuesday is the feast day of St. Nicholas and as usual, the story of him slapping Arius in the face during the Council of Nicea is making the rounds on social media. To be honest, I used to think the story was funny and I applauded the spirit. That is, get so passionate about truth [Read More...]
Letters from the Edge of ElflandHandling the “Race” of Santa Claus: Exercises in Imagination and Gratuity
Dear Readers, It seems that every year I encounter something that makes feel the need to give a defense of Father Christmas, often known here in the States as Santa Claus. This year is no different. A few days ago, the [Read More...]
suspended in her jarbut what about all these other pipelines?
I am thrilled to hear that the Army Corps of Engineers has opted to find an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tom Cahill at CNN reports on the reactions of the water protectors: “I’m really happy that I’m here to witness it and celebrate with a lot of my elders and the youth, [Read More...]
To Give a DefenseSorry, But I've Changed My Mind About Pope Francis
Image via Pixabay I mean, I do like Pope Francis. I’ve defended Pope Francis. I want to believe—I really want to believe—that footnote 351 of Amoris Laetitia can (and should) be... [Read More]
suspended in her jarmisogyny and modesty porn - suspended in her jar
A group calling itself “Traditional Roman Catholic” recently posted, on Facebook, a picture of an attractive plus-size model in cardigan and trousers, followed by a... [Read More]
Catholic and Enjoying It!Mary Did You Know FAQ - Catholic and Enjoying It!
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? A: No. Mary is not omniscient and could not foresee every particular act of her Son. See the story of the Finding... [Read More]
Standing on my HeadHas Pope Francis Slapped Young Rad Trads? - Standing on my Head
A Detroit newspaper published this slap to Pope Francis accusing him of insulting young Catholics who like the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Millennials are leaving religion... [Read More]
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