My RCIA/Adult Faith Formation Wish List A reader writes: I am now in a position with my parish to help set-up a new adult faith formation program. Since you have your finger on the pulse of Catholicism, I wanted to ask what you think of this. I’m not asking whether you think it’s a good [Read More...]

We’ll be hearing this a lot soon A thousand welcomes. [Read more...]

Half empty/Half full The half empty way of looking the flaccid wimpiness of the Florida bishops’ response to the outrage being done to Terri Schiavo is that the bishops’ behavior has indeed been flaccid and pathetic. These spineless men have, once again, disgraces themselves by their weak tea response. However, the half full way of [Read More...]

More on the Catholic school and the lesbian mommies who want to stick their daughter in as a political ploy A reader says: Dear Fr. Wilson and Mr. Shea: I read with great interest your discussion on the comments board at Mark’s blog site regarding the lesbian couple who wanted their four-year-old to go to [Read More...]

Deeds, Not Words, Gentlemen Sheesh! [Read more...]

Catholic High Schools Capitulate to Overwhelming Personal Charisma of Blog Author Well. Now that I’ve fixed that it’s time to move on to righting other wrongs. Now what’s all this I’ve been hearing about terrorism? Mr. bin Laden, I think what you are doing is stupid and offensive! Quit it this instant! [Read more...]

“First, it is generally accepted (except by the war’s avid authorities) that the reasons for invading Iraq were false. “ “Simply stated there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction; there is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.” [Read More...]

A reader writes: I am a baptized Catholic. By that I mean, I was baptizED into the Catholic Church. I attended mass somewhat regularly (average 2.874 times a month or somewhere close) during my childhood through middle school. I went totally bezerk and insane in my adolescent, early high school days. I did quite a [Read More...]

The Great Enema Continues That’s funny. Out of 30 abusive priests, only nine have died. Why, that would indicate that the problem seem to have gotten much worse in the past, oh, 30 years or so. I wonder if there’s been some sort of decline in American culture and in the discipline of the Church [Read More...]

A hostage from the diocese of Albany writes: From the official paper of the Albany, NY, Roman Catholic diocese, a news item about the upcoming appearance of Sister Janet Walton, expert in “feminist liturgy”: Money quote: “I want to ask certain questions, such as ‘What are the rumblings of today with regard to issues and [Read More...]

If you liked head scarves you’ll *love* this! A reader asks: I have a question for you, not necessarily one I expect a personal answer on, but maybe one you might be interested in addressing in your Sheavings or on your Blogspot. If this issue doesn’t interest you, I understand and apologize for taking up [Read More...]

The Wonderful and the Wlatsome “A Community-Created Listing of the Best and Worst of America’s Catholic Parishes This blog is a place for readers like YOU to help everyone out by donating entries to an online archive of descriptions of Catholic Parishes with which you have experience, so that your fellow Catholics will have a [Read More...]