So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu…

…adieu, adieu, to you and you and you. Not forever, mind you – just from Patheos. This is my final post here. Earlier this month, I received an email from Mission Control that read, in part, “…we are assessing again our goals for the site, which includes evaluating existing blogs for traffic and mutual value. At this time, we feel that Acts of the Apostasy no longer meets our current site needs, and we plan to discontinue hosting it.” So,... Read more

Remnant Video Cartoon Depicts Pope Francis As…Sauron? Really?

Most of you are probably familiar with The Remnant, a traditionalist paper/online publication. Below is a video they posted earlier in January. I’m loathe to write about it, giving the video added publicity, but stuff such as this needs to be brought into the light and exposed. True colors for the Greatest Catholics Of All Time, or a serious lapse in judgment? You decide. Nice job, Remnant, characterizing The Eternal City as Mordor – Middle Earths’s realm of relentless malevolence – and Pope Francis as Sauron – the embodiment of pure evil. You... Read more

Aragorn Is A Protestant…

…and clearly, the hobbits are Catholics. Ancient in Internet years (from Dec 2014), but I saw this on Facebook yesterday. Your friendly reminder to go to confession, you nasty Hobbitsessss… via Tumblr  

Kathleen Parker Displays Religious Ignorance Of Biblical Proportions On CNN

I rarely blog on politics, but this appeared on my Twitter feed, and I couldn’t let it pass. A good number of talking heads in the mainstream media are religiously ignorant – we all know that – but Kathleen Parker’s example is, well…you know what? Watch the video. Um, really? Messianic imagery? Attack: failed. She thinks that’s what “Body of Christ” means? Maybe she thinks that’s what Ted Cruz meant, or believes. I don’t know what faith you profess Kathleen,... Read more

Diocese Creates GoFundMe Page After Spending Funds On Powerball Tickets

(AoftheANews) WALLA WALLA – AoftheA News has learned that the Diocese of Walla Walla (Washington state) spent over a quarter of a million dollars on Wednesday’s $1.6 billion Powerball, and has created a GoFundMe account in order to recoup the money. According to anonymous sources, diocesan officials spent all the monies that had been collected in 2015 to fund the CCHD (Catholic Campaign for Human Development) – an amount in excess of $275,000. Three winners split the record-setting jackpot – from Florida, Tennessee, and California. “This... Read more

BREAKING: Vatican Approves Move Of St Louis Archdiocese To Los Angeles

(AoftheANews) After months of intense negotiations and several close votes, the Vatican approved the relocation of the St Louis Archdiocese to Los Angeles. A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told AoftheA News that the region was strong enough to support two franchises. “Competition can be a healthy thing. We’re looking forward to them coming to sunny southern California.” The city of St Louis had made repeated offers to the Catholic Church in a desperate bid to keep the archdiocese... Read more

In Pursuit Of Virtue

My personal copy I have a scheduled Holy Hour on Tuesday evenings at my parish’s Perpetual Adoration chapel. It’s a wonderful respite from the chaos and clutter from the every day – a sacred time, in the most dangerous Safe Space ever conceived. Face to face with the Savior, the King of the Universe – nothing hidden, nothing unknown. Yet simultaneously utterly peace-filled. I enter, burdened by sins and woes the world, the flesh, and the Devil would convince me as unforgivable... Read more

If St. Paul Had Been On Facebook…

Elle Magazine Freaks Out Over Unborn Child On Newsweek Cover

Not only a full-scale, weapons-grade freak out, but a case of a broken irony detector as well. Here’s the headline: Why Does Newsweek’s ‘Abortion Wars’ Cover Show A Cartoon Fetus Instead Of A Woman? (but it could be a girl fetus, right? In which case…) Copyright rules prevent me from posting Newsweek’s cover image, but the link above takes you straight to it. I’m only going to quote the synopsis, because it pretty much says it all: By focusing on a... Read more

Happy New Year!

…and Merry Christmas, too (it’s liturgically still Christmas, y’know), from everybody at AoftheA! The staff enjoyed a relaxing, long break from blogging, and ready to get back at it. These pretty much sum up how I celebrated the holidays. How was your Christmas?
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