The Deacon's Bench“Pray for mercy, pray for healing”
That was the consistent message of this afternoon’s Holy Hour in the Archdiocese of New York, held at the beautiful Church and Priory of St. Vincent Ferrer. This placid house of prayer on Lexington Ave., staffed by the Dominicans, proved the perfect setting for an hour devoted to contemplation and adoration—and its staggering beauty easily [Read More...]
Public CatholicRand Paul’s Math is the Same as Mine. Do You Know Anything that Would Change It?
Senator Rand Paul says pro life Democrats are “the key” to defunding Planned Parenthood. Turns out his math on the vote is the same as mine. The vote in question is a vote on cloture, which would limit debate and stop a filibuster against the bill. Cloture requires 60 votes. According to Senator Paul, 52 [Read More...]
The AnchoressThe Horror of PP vs an Invitation to Absolute Beauty & Healing
In just a few hours, you and I — from wherever we are, on the planet – have the opportunity to meet each other in the Holy Eucharist, and to together plead before the most Merciful Christ Jesus, for all of those who have been touched by the Culture of Death, throughout the world. This [Read More...]
Standing on my HeadThe Devil of Detroit and Caitlyn Jenner
I was doing some research for an article on the statue of Baphomet which was unveiled in Detroit last weekend when I discovered some very interesting details. For those of you who... [Read More]
Pursued by Truth5 Things Christians Shouldn’t Say to Atheists
Photo credit: Debbie Ramone / Foter / CC BY-SA I recently returned from a trip to Iowa where I met so many wonderful people, but two people in particular have stuck in my mind. While... [Read More]
The Deacon's BenchAre you doing this at Mass? Stop that!
This crossed my Facebook feed this afternoon and it’s too good not to share. From EpicPew, a few of the 10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong at Mass (#5 irks me no end): 1.... [Read More]
The Deacon's Bench
Standing on my Head