A review of _Church of Spies_…

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Prayer Requests and Praise Reports

A reader writes: I read with sadness of your intent to give up writing Catholic and Enjoying It. I will sorely miss it as your blog has been an important part of the development of my conscience. Can I ask you to post one last prayer request for a serious health problem that has so [Read More…]

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Least Competent Criminals

Taco company turns lemons into lemonade: [Read more…]

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“Connecting the Dots” on Bread Box Media at 5 PM Eastern

…here. Join me and Simcha Fisher (whose blogs you can read here on Patheos or over at the Register). Feel free to call in and join the conversation at 1-573-4BREAD4, or tweet us @breadboxmedia. For the rest of the “Connecting the Dots” podcast archive, go here. [Read more…]

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Over at the Register we are having some Christmas Fun…

…just because. [Read more…]

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Matt Damon has cost us $900 billion so far

Between Saving Private Ryan, training and losing Jason Bourne, and rescuing him from various universes and planets, Matt Damon has cost us a great deal of moolah. [Read more…]

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Prayer Request and Work of Mercy

A reader writes: If anyone is looking for a spiritual works of mercy to perform during this year of mercy, please pray a chaplet of Divine Mercy for the repose of the soul of Patricia P. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. [Read More…]

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The coroner suspects it was pestocide

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Ode on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

Some beautiful Christmas poetry for a feast that deserves high poetry. [Read more…]

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Genuine Christian Courage

…is seen in these gutsy nuns working in Mali. [Read more…]

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Merry Christmas!

For more background on this deeply biblical work and the rest Everett Patterson’s work, go here. [Read more…]

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The House of Christmas

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand Than the square stones of Rome. For men are homesick in [Read More…]

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Prayer Requests and a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Urgent prayers requested for a baby born to a Vineyard couple on Monday. Tomorrow (Christmas Day) is an important, determining day for this baby. Praying for a Christmas miracle. Father, hear our prayer for this little one’s complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give this child’s caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, [Read More…]

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All I Need to Know About the Mises Institute

I’m not an economist. I’m just a Catholic schlub trying to figure out what God wants and do it. I couldn’t tell a Laffer curve from a Keynesian theory if my life depended on it. But one thing I do know: Any defense of Ebenezer Scrooge as he was before his conversion is a apology [Read More…]

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The Bus That Fought Back

This story of a busload of Muslims who defended the Christian on board from terrorists is as important a story as United 93, and for the same reason. Also, it is a much happier story. [Read more…]

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Beauty will Save the World

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A Message from the Inhabitants of Monster Island

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“Connecting the Dots” is on the Air Today at 5 PM Eastern!

“Connecting the Dots” is coming up at 5 PM Eastern on Bread Box Media! Today, I’m yakking with Rod Bennett!  Feel free to join the conversation by calling 1-573-4BREAD4 or by tweeting @breadboxmedia. You can listen in on line here. Go here if you want to check out the podcast archive. [Read more…]

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Lovely to See More Converts!

Just passed the 28th Anniversary of my own reception into the Church on December 20, 1987. Sherry Weddell and I were received at Sacred Heart Parish in the shadow of the Space Needle on the last Sunday of Advent. Seems like yesterday and a million years ago, and what a long strange trip it’s been. [Read More…]

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A reader asks about the pope calling Christians and Muslims “brothers and sisters”

He writes: I was hoping you could help me understand something. The Pope recently said that “Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” and of course this caused quite a stir. I ended up arguing with both a Protestant friend and a Catholic friend as to what he meant by this.  Initially I said, “All [Read More…]

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A reader struggles with an alienated niece

He writes: We really respect your knowledge and level headedness of the faith and have a concern to share with you about church teaching on marriage. My wife and I have taught Theology of the Body for four years and have a good understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Our niece, who was raised Catholic, [Read More…]

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