‘The sacrament of penance was the turning point.’

A revert to Catholicism talks about the power of the sacrament of Confession: I was a young man, and now intensely interested in women and related matters. As high school went on, I began to party more and pray less. My faith dwindled. When I got to college, I threw myself into two things: partying [Read More...]

Have You Done Your Fortnight Reading Today?

Via the USCCB: The religious acts whereby men, in private and in public and out of a sense of personal conviction, direct their lives to God transcend by their very nature the order of terrestrial and temporal affairs. Government, therefore, ought indeed to take account of the religious life of the people and show it [Read More...]

This Is a Fortnight of a Morning!

Maureen and Mike Ferguson dragged their kids out of bed to participate in the historic opening Fortnight for Freedom Friday morning Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. And the youngsters — they get it. Via Catholic New York: Grace [12] recently received a score of 28 out of 30 points for a paper she was assigned [Read More...]

The Freedom to Love God Is Worth the Fight

In a speech to the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Atlanta today, Catholic University of America president John Garvey plugged the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom by suggesting that: “Saving religious liberty means reminding people that they should love God.” We need to recover a sense of religion as a good. [Read More...]

Taking Nominations

What are the top ten Reconciliation moments in the movies? I’ll start with: For Greater Glory has the most recent example. Sandra Bullock’s character had a great examination of conscience moment in The Blind Side. This Hoopes list on Eucharistic movie moments is my inspiration. [Read more...]

Did You Read the One about

Queen Elizabeth and Hooters? [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan

and the real war on women. [Read more...]

25 Years Ago Today, an American President Spoke about Love

In his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate, President Reagan said: In these four decades, as I have said, you Berliners have built a great city. You’ve done so in spite of threats—the Soviet attempts to impose the East-mark, the blockade. Today the city thrives in spite of the challenges implicit in the very presence [Read More...]


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