Dogmatists and Doubters

There are two types of people who are like two madmen strapped together back to back. They are the dogmatist and the doubter. The dogmatist is the person who has reduced his religion to dogma. This person has everything worked out. He has all the rules and regulations and rubrics in place. He knows all [Read More...]

Weblog Award Update

Fr.Z really is the ultimate blog award winner machine. He’s way ahead so far, and we need your votes! Did you know that you can vote once every 24 hours! Voting closes a week from today, so if you read this blog daily, then click on the embedded logo that I’ll put in each blog [Read More...]

Married Priests?

Mrs. Longenecker has an inadvertently ironic news headline clipped out and stuck to the fridge. It comes from a Catholic paper and says, “Married clergy Argue for Celibacy from Personal Experience”. As a married former Anglican priest who is now a Catholic I sometimes hear Catholics say things like, “Excellent, and it’s about time too! [Read More...]

Ancient Christian Commentaries

I was delighted this evening when the UPS man arrived with my order from Amazon. Six volumes of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. It comes in twenty eight volumes, so I bought the ones dealing with the gospels first of all. The ACCS is an ambitious project involving Biblical scholars from the three ‘great [Read More...]

Capitalism and the Cardinal

Cardinal Cormac ¬†Murphy O’Connor, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said that capitalism has collapsed. Much has been made over the observation from Pope John Paul II that there were two materialistic, atheistic systems in world power: communism and unrestrained capitalism. Cardinal Murphy O’Connor seems to be echoing those sentiments by [Read More...]

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It only takes a moment to click on the logo and vote for Standing on My Head. Fr.Z already has an impressive lead, so come on folks! Other things you can do to help the vote: blog about the contest and get others to vote. Vote on every computer you have access to. Send a [Read More...]