Archbishop Chaput's Hat Tip to Catholic Bloggers

Who can you trust for news about faith in the world around you?  Not the mainstream media, according to Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., soon-to-be-installed new Archbishop of Philadelphia. Archbishop Chaput spoke to World Youth Day pilgrims in Madrid, cautioning them that the major media outlets may not give us the straight story regarding religious faith—either because they don’t really understand themselves, or because they have an anti-Catholic perspective which is apparent in their … [Read more...]

This Beetle: Maybe I'll Name Him Benjamin

So there I was, bustling about the house getting ready for work, and this Big Brown THING caught my eye. It was a beetle, moseying along on the living room carpet.No husband in sight to rescue me, I did the best I could: I scooped it up in a wad of Kleenex and…..…crushed it to smithereens? No. …dumped it in the toilet and flushed? No.What I did, actually, was carry the little guy outside and carefully place it on a  leafy bush not too close to the door, where it’s unlikely to find its way … [Read more...]

BXVI Has a Message for Youth

From Pope Benedict XVI's address to the youth gathered today in Madrid: Dear young people, listen closely to the words of the Lord, that they may be for you “spirit and life” (John 6:63), roots which nourish your being, a rule of life which likens us – poor in spirit, thirsting for justice, merciful, pure in heart, lovers of peace – to the person of Christ.  Listen regularly every day as if he were the one friend who does not deceive, the one with whom we wish to share the path of life.  Of cours … [Read more...]


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