One of God’s Little Women Warriors

St Frances Xavier Cabrini

Mother Cabrini was frail and tiny of body but strong of soul. Read about her here. Cabrini was born July 15, 1850, in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, in the LombardProvince of Lodi, then part of the Austrian Empire, the youngest of the eleven children of Agostino Cabrini and Stella Oldini, who were wealthy cherry tree farmers. Sadly, only four of the eleven [Read More...]

Hate the Sin Love the Sinner – How Do I Do That?

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It’s a typical Christian bromide: “Hate the sin. Love the sinner.” The problem is–how do I do that? The sinner sins. How do you separate the sin from the sinner, and to be honest, at the final judgement it is the sinner who is condemned for his sin. It’s not like Jesus says, “There, there, [Read More...]

The Ancient Radical Vision of the Family

Extended happy family standing in the park.

Here is an article/interview on marriage for Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs: I have a very subversive and radical vision for Christian marriage. It is just as radical as it was when it first hit the scene in the Roman Empire in the first and second centuries. It is this: that one [Read More...]

Women Priests: A Mini-Debate

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Here is a debate between Mary and Jerry about women priests. Mary and Jerry are not real people. MARY: I don’t see why the church forbids women from being priests. Women have entered every other profession. We have women doctors, lawyers, politicians, soldiers and entrepreneurs. Why not a woman priest? JERRY: Being a priest is different than those other [Read More...]

Disneyland, Desire and Destiny

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In re-reading C.S.Lewis’ wonderful  sermon The Weight of Glory he begins with comments on the nature of desire. Christianity is known by those outside for it prohibitions. It seems to be a religion of “Thou shalt not.” Lewis reminds us that desire is good because it is a desire for the good. Even when the desire is [Read More...]

Mantilla the Hon on the Cappa Magna

Mantilla

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. Lemme tell you hon, that Cardinal Burke, he some kind of crazy [Read More...]


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