8 Bad Reasons to Leave the Catholic Church, and 1 Good Reason to Stay


There's been a lot of conversation on-line over the past few days regarding a column by Mark Judge over at RealClearReligion. Judge, a columnist at The Daily Caller and the author of A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism, and Rock 'n' Roll, explained why he left the Catholic Church.IT'S BECAUSE HE'S AN ARTIST.Judge is discouraged by what he considers the Catholic Church's "negative, obstructionist, and soul-crushing" attitude towards the arts.  As an example of the way to win souls, Judge c … [Read more...]

How I Spent My (Sorta, Kinda) Winter Vacation….

Kathy with Lisa Hendey 2

Blogging's been light over at Chez Schiffer in the last week!That's because I've been a bit of an itinerant--not traveling the globe, like fellow Patheosi Lisa Hendey who's recently home from Tanzania and Hawaii, but moving around the South, with stops in Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina. *     *     *     *     * In Atlanta, I visited the set of the upcoming movie "90 Minutes in Heaven" which is scheduled to hit theaters next Fall.  The movie is based on Don Piper's  … [Read more...]

Powerball Winner: “First I’m Going to Pay My Tithes…”

Powerball winner

"First I'm going to pay my tithes, because I wouldn't have none of it if it wasn't for God."  Marie Holmes, a 26-year-old single mother who is one of the winners of this week's $188 million Powerball jackpot, told WECT-TV that she plans to put first things first when deciding how to spend her winnings.The 26-year-old single mother of four recently quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children, one of whom has cerebral palsy.She revealed that she doesn't play … [Read more...]