Behold, America’s First Monument to Atheism

From TIME magazine: Following a lawsuit and more than a year of controversy, at noon on Saturday a group called the American Atheists will unveil the United States’ first public monument to atheism in a square outside the Bradford County courthouse in Starke, Florida, near Jacksonville. The five-foot-long, grey granite bench and connecting pillar, which were built and [Read More…]

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Sister, Get Your Gun

These pictures were accompanied by the headline, “Mother’s First Deer.” They come from this site for the Sisters of Reparation in Ohio. When Maria was singing about “Doe, a deer, a female deer,” I don’t think she had this mind… [Read more…]

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Newark Shuts Down Publication of Archdiocesan Newspaper

Another voice falls silent. Details, from a statement released last week: Dear Readers, The June 19, 2013 edition of The Catholic Advocate is the last one that you will receive in the mail or pick up at the back of the church after Mass. For a number of years now, we have struggled to manage [Read More…]

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A Visit to “Busted Halo”

So, as I mentioned earlier today, I was invited to be a guest this afternoon on the “Busted Halo” radio show, on the Catholic Channel at Sirius XM Radio.  I’ve done the show a couple times before, and also paid a visit to the Sirius studios to chat with another staple of the channel, “The [Read More…]

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Busted

If you have satellite radio, you can hear Your Humble Blogger this afternoon on the Busted Halo Radio Show, on Sirius XM. From their Facebook page: Friday, we are live 2-5p East. Guests: author of Dead Man Walking Sister Helen Prejean, Deacon Greg Kandra of The Deacon’s Bench blog, and one of the Catholics Next [Read More…]

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Pope Francis: “Dialogue Doesn’t Distance Us from Truth”

From today:  “Your presence is the sign of the profound bond that unites the Church of Constantinople with the Church of Rome in faith, in hope, and in charity,” Pope Francis said this morning on receiving the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarch, which had arrived in Rome to celebrate the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and [Read More…]

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SSPX: Dialogue with Vatican is Over

Details:  On the 25th anniversary of the illicit ordination of four bishops by traditionalist Bishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Society of Saint Pius X indicated a definitive break of talks with the Catholic Church. In a statement June 27, three of the four bishops originally ordained by Lefebvre expressed “their filial gratitude towards their venerable founder [Read More…]

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Archbishop Myers Speaks Out on Fugee Case

The Newark prelate gave what appears to be his first interview on the case to Joan Frawley Desmond of the National Catholic Register late last week: Critics of your decision to allow a restricted role for Father Fugee as co-director of the Newark Archdiocese’s Office of Clergy Formation charge that you violated the U.S. bishops’ [Read More…]

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“Well, screw that!”

With those three little words, The Anchoress opens the floodgates (or, perhaps, unlocks the pen?) on the subject of cursive penmanship: I was told that cursive isn’t taught any longer because “with computers and texting it is not required.” Well, screw that! If something is not absolutely required in life, it’s not worth teaching? Do [Read More…]

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A Seminarian’s Long Road Back

Keep this man in your prayers! From Arkansas Catholic:  Dr. Joseph Chan, 48, a second-year theology student from Fort Smith, has a message for all who have been praying for his recovery following his March car wreck. “Thank you all for your support and prayers,” he said. “It is the people of God who inspire [Read More…]

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