Archives for February 2011

READER’S CHOICE: What Do YOU Want to Read About? VOTE NOW!

OK, your chance to weigh in:  Please take a minute to vote!  What do YOU most want to read about on a Catholic blog? Here are the categories: ✓ Faith matters:  liturgy, sacraments, prayer, explanations of doctrine ✓ Political matters:  Congressional actions, political candidates, the military, ✓ Cultural matters:  film, television, literature and the arts ✓ Family matters:  marriage, childrearing, education, cooking ✓ Humor:  the everyday humor in family life [poll id="3"]When the Catholic Bl … [Read more...]

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SAY THE BLACK AND DO THE RED: What We Really Want in the Liturgy

From my friend (and one of my favorite authors) Fr. Dwight Longenecker:  a poem from his slim little book, "A Sudden Certainty:  Priest Poems." *     *     *     *     * A STUDENT'S PLEA No, no, Father, please don't toss the mikelike a DJ when you preach.  Please don't be cool.Please don't ride a Harley motorbikewhen you come to school.Don't wear red cowboy boots for Pentecost,and tell dumb jokes to be our pal.  Please don't high five;say, "Sweet!" "Awesome!" "You suck! … [Read more...]

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OBAMA FLAUNTS PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY, AND OVERSTEPS LEGAL BOUNDS ON MARRIAGE ISSUE

Once again, President Obama has disregarded the strongly held beliefs and moral convictions of a majority of the American people.  He did this on February 23, while at the same time running roughshod over the Constitution of the United States. This latest show of presidential chutzpah:  Mr. Obama ordered the Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is reported to have authored a “tweet” in support of the President’s a … [Read more...]

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