"Respect one another, and let no man judge his neighbor…"

“Be zealous to do all things in harmony with God, with the bishop presiding in the place of God, and the presbyters in the place of the Council of the Apostles, and the deacons, who are most dear to me, entrusted with the service of Jesus Christ, who was from eternity with the Father and [Read More...]

"A Catholic by any other name…"

Sr. Mary Ann Walsh over at the USCCB blog takes a good long look at Bill Keller’s remarks about Catholicism last week. Her stirring conclusion: The Catholic Church doesn’t totally give up anyone. Even if you’re excommunicated, it expects you to attend Mass each week, though not to participate in the sacraments. James Joyce in [Read More...]

"Heresy resides in all of us…"

“Heresy resides in all of us, in one way or another, and increasingly I am coming to realize that the corny old song “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me…” is speaking a truth. Pope Benedict XVI has said, “God does not force us to believe in Him, but draws us [Read More...]

"These are the most important words in history…"

That’s the beautiful sentiment of the novice pictured below, describing to the New York Times some of what she was thinking at the moment the photograph was taken. The Times magazine this weekend looks at the popular — and growing — Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Michigan.  (Mary Ann Marks — [Read More...]

Corapi reaction — UPDATED

For those seeking more… Bishop Gracida has posted what he says his his final comment on the case. Phil Lawler dissects the case and asks “Why were the warning signs ignored?” Deacon Scott Dodge says people may want to prepare for perhaps more revelations, and pray for holiness in our present day. “God may not [Read More...]

A prayer for summer

From the poetic pen of Fr. Austin Fleming… If I don’t believe in summer, Lord, how will I believe in you or in heaven where summer’s joy surely never ends, where summer’s timeless stillness calms with peace all other seasons’ grief? I offer you these months, my heart’s July and August days: come summer with [Read More...]

Want to live forever?

It may not be quite as far-fetched as it sounds. Just take a look at this attention-grabbing lead from Reuters: If Aubrey de Grey’s predictions are right, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. And the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less than [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“Institutions tend to be strongest when they make significant moral demands, and weaker when they pre-emptively accommodate themselves to human nature.” – New York Times columnist Ross Douthat Read his column on gay marriage for the rest. [Read more...]

"If anything is marriage, nothing is marriage…"

“We ought to care that traditional marriage is in crisis. It is clear that children thrive best under the care of a mother and a father, and that removing this fixture from our culture is devastating to children and to our culture.  If we do not fix marriage and family, we are doomed. Legislators defining [Read More...]

The father-daughter reading habit that lasted nearly a decade

This is too good to overlook: an inspiring story of a nightly habit that became a tradition, courtesy NPR: When Alice Ozma was in the fourth grade, her family was going through a rough patch. Her parents had just split up, and her older sister had recently left for college. Ozma was suddenly spending a [Read More...]


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