Wait, What? Carl Sagan Was NOT an Atheist?

Carl Sagan

I don't know where I got this idea, but I've always thought that Carl Sagan, the astronomer whose popular show "Cosmos" incited interest in the heavens, did not believe in Heaven.  Nor, I thought, did he believe in an Almighty God, who lives in the aforementioned Heaven.I am gratified to report that I was at least partly wrong.  Perhaps his most famous quote from "Cosmos"--after the iconic "Billions and billions of stars"--is what's come to be known as the Sagan Standard: "Extraordinary c … [Read more...]

Protesters Spew Anti-Catholic Hate Outside D.C.-Area Parishes

Fr. Mike Jones

If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you.  If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—therefore the world hates you. John 15:18-19A group of protesters has stormed parishes in the Diocese of Washington, chanting anti-Catholic slogans and distributing fundamentalist literature.Three or four D.C.-area parishes have had the protesters stand outside the doo … [Read more...]

Cardinal Burke: “Cardinal Kasper’s Synod Proposal Involves Disobedience to the Words of Our Lord Himself”

Cardinal Raymond Burke

The impending conflict among participants at this week's Synod is evident:Cardinal Kasper urges a reconsideration of communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. Cardinal Burke says no, that could never be.And the people in the pews line up behind one voice or the other--waiting, wondering, now in the countdown to the Synod on the Family which begins Sunday, October 5, in Rome.Disagreement is nothing new to the Church, said Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme C … [Read more...]


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