Quote of the day

“I love our priests, and honor them, but it’s hard to argue that an unfaithful straight priest is better than a faithful gay one. I would rather see a homosexually-inclined happy, celibate priest be able to live in honesty about who he is, than learn about a hetero priest living a lie. A faithful priest is a [Read More...]

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“Good afternoon, Deacon.  We want to have our grandson baptized.  He’s 10-years-old.  What are the rules?  Does he have to have received First Communion first?” – A question posed to Your Humble Blogger in a phone call this afternoon [Read more...]

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“Let the wild rumpus start!” – Maurice Sendak, “Where the Wild Things Are” The celebrated author died today after a stroke.  He was 83.  RIP. [Read more...]

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“Recently, while watching some Catholic sniping and squabbling amid these internet comboxes wherein I dwell and make my living, I noted a particularly dramatic note of victimhood being voiced in one channel and fervent, mustachio-twirling glee emanating from another, and I suddenly realized why opera is an art-form created and first-sustained in Catholic cultures. We [Read More...]

Quote of the day, on LCWR

“While there has been a great deal of work on the part of LCWR promoting issues of social justice in harmony with the Church’s social doctrine, it is silent on the right to life from conception to natural death, a question that is part of the lively public debate about abortion and euthanasia in the [Read More...]

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“It was good. I dozed off, though. Don’t take so many pauses.” – My wife, answering the weekly question after Mass, “What did you think of my homily?” [Read more...]

“The Church needs two wings to fly…”

“Catholics who are passionate about the family, the life issues and the sexual issues go to one side of the room, and Catholics passionate about the social teachings of the Church to the other. And from their sides they both hurl blame, venom, scorn,  and debate who is a true Catholic and who really cares [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“It is impossible to interpret Jesus as a violent person. Violence is contrary to the Kingdom of God, it is a tool of the Antichrist. Violence never serves humanity, but dehumanizes.” – Pope Benedict in yesterday’s Angelus, discussing the cleansing of the temple. Read more. Full English translation to come. [Read more...]

Quote of the day

“Members of our church work, pay taxes, are charitable and responsible, take care of their children, participate in their communities and government, and serve in military.  The state should be interested in religion for this purpose: We produce good citizens. So stop attacking us. We are in every way a blessing for this country. We [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“I confess I no longer understand Obama. He did not go to the mat to end the Bush tax cuts for the super-rich. He did not go to the mat for comprehensive immigration reform. He did not go to the mat to close Guantanamo Bay. He did not go to the mat for Card Check. [Read More...]


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