Karl Keating had a moving post on FB

and he graciously gave me permission to re-post it here: I don’t use Facebook Messenger, but somehow today I ended up on a page that listed nearly a hundred old messages to me–messages that I hadn’t been aware of, most of them several years old. One of the newer ones, from January 2016, was from [Read More…]

A Reader Who Discerned that She is not Called to Religious Life…

writes: Hello Mark, I’m a long-time reader of your blog, and we’ve exchanged a few emails. You and Simcha are about the only Catholic bloggers I can stand to read these days. Thank you so much for posting that beautiful and perfect poem, The Exodus. It expresses everything I have been feeling and thinking about [Read More…]

A cheering letter for Pentecost week

A reader wrote me a few weeks back, but I’ve only now gotten to my mail: I thought of you during the first reading at Mass this past Sunday, specifically the following words: “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other apostles, ‘What are we [Read More…]

Have I changed my mind about climate change?

A reader writes: Hey, Mark, what happened to your former climate-change skepticism (or perhaps suspension of belief)? Frankly, the less the Church says about things like climate change, the better. It’s way outside the competence of the Magisterium, and way outside the deposit of faith. It is now an article of the Catholic Faith that [Read More…]

A reader is troubled with me

He writes: I’m a casual reader of yours and a fan of much of what you have said on many topics. With all due respect, however, I think you’re finding it increasingly difficult to see the difference between a differing opinion from your own on public policy and heresy. Even when I agree with you [Read More…]

A reader remarks on a story

…about a Christian abortionist: Consistent with pro-abort rhetoric, he isn’t going to argue the science, because he knows it points to the truth. What I take away from this article isn’t the obvious misunderstanding of the 10 Commandments (abortion does not equal murder, and it doesn’t say thou shalt not commit abortion, therefore its OK). [Read More…]

A reader asks about the Infancy Narratives of Luke and Matthew

He writes: Hi, Mark, what do you make of the idea that Mt and Lk have contradicting accounts of Jesus’s birth? We were told today that Lk invented the census to get Jesus to Bethlehem (there is no historical record of a census at that time) and Mt has Mary and Jesus living in Bethlehem [Read More…]

The Americans with Disabilities Act is under assault in Congress

If you are pro-life, please pay attention. A disabled friend from my parish writes: Hey Mark! Would you mind posting about a petition to help protect the Americans with Disabilities Act from a legislative attack. I am told that one of the legislative advocates at the National Disability Rights Network will be printing out an [Read More…]

So a week or so ago we talked about the confab at Trump Tower…

which featured the amazing “Patriotic Rosary”. Well, a reader went out and found some background on it: Available at the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ, where it is apparently prayed in Parishes. November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Patriotic Rosary St. Magdalen de Pazzi Parish, 105 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ The authorship is interesting, as is the organization [Read More…]

A reader writes about climate change stuff

Sez he: Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your blog and your sanity amid the rise Trump vis a vis the vitriol targeted to our Holy Father whom I really love. I think you are fighting the good fight against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this [Read More…]