Prediction Time The ongoing march to cultural degradation that this story depicts reminds me: Assuming I live a normal lifespan, I think we will see the return of gladiatorial combat to the death broadcast on TV and/or shows where human beings are hunted like deer and have to outwit and kill their predators. All it [Read More...]

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To get a much needed and healthy perspective on the gigantic importance of the lay office… Check out the Catherine of Siena Institute and get them to come to your parish for a magnificent “Called and Gifted” workshop. [Read more...]

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By the way… Clericalism also underlies the drive to ordain women. If you think that the only “real Catholic” is an ordained one, then you are going to talk as though the Church’s inability to ordain women is just a way to keep women “unequal” (as though the sacrament is a civil right). If you [Read More...]

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Michael Pakaluk, a Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at Harvard University, writes the following: Clericalism and the Scandal ‘Clericalism’ is the view that the Catholic Church is the same as its bishops, priests, and religious. Clericalism magnifies the importance of the hierarchy, but denies the importance of the laity. The laity are mere appendages; they are [Read More...]

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Wacky Bishop makes faith go “SSSSSSSSSponggggg” [Read more...]

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Greg Popcak Weighs in on the R Rated Conversation Oh sure, just because you have training in moral theology and are actually a Catholic family counselor, you think you have information we could use. Well…. so you have! [Read more...]

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A Prolife Dem Laments Principalities and powers don’t like to give up their grip on power, particularly when it can be used to hurt the weakest and most vulnerable. Don’t expect any movement from the Dem leadership on this anytime soon pal. It’s hard enough to get Republicans to do anything real. Speaking of which, [Read More...]

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Blix Fix Nixed [Read more...]

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“He’s not an Orthodox Jew, he’s an orthodox liberal.” But, like all representatives of the Democratic Party at Prayer, such as the Reverend Jesse Jackson, he will have a free media pass from all charges of hypocrisy for years and years and years. Prolife Guy should be fun to read on Lieberman. Undoubtedly he will [Read More...]

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Happy news! [Read more...]

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Have I ever mentioned that “Reality TV” is a term like “Jumbo Shrimp”? There’s hardly anything more unrealistic. [Read more...]

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The Ends of Sex Andy asks a common question (with the normal larding of flippant rhetoric): “If a married couple has intercourse during the woman’s non-fertile period (which is the bulk of the month, for those not in the know), there is no chance for procreation. No future Popes will be popping out of the [Read More...]

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