Mantilla the Hon on the Use of Incense


Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada. Hon, I am going to Mass last week and I hear everybody [Read More...]

Satan Be Muzzled!


Over at Sacred Page the Bible Scholars point out that when Jesus tells the unclean spirit in today’s gospel to “Be Quiet!” the language is stronger. Jesus’ simple response immediately drives him out: Quiet! Come out of him! In fact, the Greek term, phimōthēti, actually can be translated, “Be muzzled!” All of this further underscores Jesus’ unique power. I [Read More...]

Why I Did Not Ban Girl Altar Servers…

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…even though everyone thought I was going to. Meanwhile on the West coast Fr Illo–A priest in San Francisco has made the headlines this week for banning girl altar servers. Was he right to do so? He certainly has the right to do so, and I respect his reasons for making the decision. When I [Read More...]

How is the Devil at Work in the World?

Fight the Good Fight With All Your Might

There are several reasons why there is an extraordinary interest in demon possession and exorcism. The phenomenon is dramatic and horrible and there will always be a fascination with the dark side of reality. However, I believe there is also a vital interest in possession and exorcism because it is one of the few areas [Read More...]

Raw Story or Raw Sewerage?


It seems your blogger has been mentioned as a raving right wing nut who hates Pope Francis. A story over at Raw Story lumps me in with conservatives like Pat Buchanan, Cardinal Burke, John Vennari and Archbishop Chaput. Apparently we’re all “Scary Ultra Right Wing Catholics.” This is not a raw story it’s raw sewerage. I [Read More...]

Slubgrip is Here!

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The hard copies of Slubgrip Instructs have been delivered! The demon Slubgrip has been demoted to teach Popular Culture 101 at Bowelbages University. These Lenten Lectures focus on the different ideologies and godless philosophies that undermine our culture and weaken Catholicism. It’s good Lenten reading for anyone, but it is especially good for college and [Read More...]