Grace is free, but not all fees are simony


The expense of obtaining a decree of nullity makes it difficult for some people to come into full communion with the Church. When annulments are expensive, there is also the risk that outsiders (or even Catholics) perceive that annulment is just "Catholic divorce," for sale to parishioners with enough ready cash. But here's the problem: it really does cost money to do it right. Read the rest at the Register. image By Gratianus ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons … [Read more...]

The boy has an aha moment.

aha the band get it get it

PIC Aha band "Not this kind, fortunately. Never this kind."Says the boy: My tooth is almost out. Can I just have my tooth fairy money now so I can buy this thing? Me: Nope. Sorry. Boy: Okay. I guess I better haul some more rocks so I can earn the money, because I really want it. Me: Good idea. [Me on the inside: HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]Now to spread the word to everyone who owns a credit card . . . … [Read more...]