Cosmos The In LostMount St. Mary’s President Pulls Glock Again in Outrageous Email to Parents
Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland continues to remain in a world of pain on the World Day of the Sick (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes). The nationwide controversy surrounding the university started with the firing of two faculty, one tenured, another one associated with a student paper, that published criticism of President [Read More...]
Standing on my HeadTake Up Your Cupcake and Follow Me?
In today’s gospel Jesus says we must take up our cross and follow him. The Anglican Church–ever on the lookout for a new way to be trendy, relevant and cool has suggested that we take up our cupcake instead. Across the water Fr Ed Tomlinson reports that the Anglican Diocese of Leicester distributed cupcakes to [Read More...]
Catholic AuthenticityGiving Up Truth for Lent
By this, I don’t mean actually giving up the Truth, but rather giving up one’s own parochial set of truths — the tendency to think that our way of viewing the world corresponds to an objective standard while the perspective of other people is basically just wrong. The standard way that human beings approach disagreements, [Read More...]
Pursued by TruthLent Is Not Simply About Self-Improvement
If you’re looking for a self-improvement plan, go talk to Dr. Phil.
Sticking the CornersSuspected Abuse? Call the Police. You and Your Bishop Both.
There are a couple stories circulating to the effect that new Catholic bishops are being told they don’t necessarily need to contact the authorities when they are presented with evidence of child abuse. The Guardian reports it here, and John Allen from Crux discusses it here. Reporting on religion is notoriously unreliable, and I’m in no [Read More...]
The Dorothy OptionC.S. Lewis and the Prostitution of Work
Apropos of my previous outburst on the nature of contemporary work, it seems some clarification is called for regarding what exactly I consider “good work,” as opposed to the bad kind, against which my earlier piece was clearly an assassination attempt. A proper explanation can’t be done in one post, but it can at least [Read More...]
The Cordial CatholicNo, You Can’t Have the Eucharist (And That’s OK)
A stir was created, a few weeks ago, when a group of Lutheran clergy visiting the Vatican as part of the Week of Christian Unity received the Eucharist during a sort of ecumenical Mass. The stir, while nothing more than a ripple in the global secular media created something much more like a tidal wave for Vatican [Read More...]
Standing on my HeadTen Lessons from Padre Pio for Lent
With Padre Pio’s relics visiting Rome for the Year of Mercy we’re reminded of his amazing biography and how infused his whole life was with the miraculous. This website chronicles... [Read More]
A Catholic ThinkerWhy Peyton Matters
Peyton Manning “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (attrib.) Two years ago, I found... [Read More]
Lisa Duffy: A Million Unheard SoulsAn Insane Priest Told Me To Pray This Ridiculous Prayer And It Worked
It was 1995, I was an emotional wreck because of my divorce, and I was about to tell a priest I really liked that he was completely out of his mind. It had been three years since... [Read More]
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Biblical Evidence for Catholicism
Biblical Evidence for Catholicism