Pope John Paul gets to the pearly gates and St Peter says, “Well, it’s good to see you, but you know you were a bit hard on the women down there. They wanted to be priests and so forth, but you kept them down. So your penance is to walk around down there for a [Read More...]

Obama not Catholic Friendly

Deal Hudson writes here about Obama’s lack of Catholic credentials. [Read more...]

Welcome Home

Nice! [Read more...]


An interesting point came up in the combox: Some people look at the huge numbers of Catholics who have left the church since the Second Vatican Council and say, “Well, it hasn’t done much good. Look at all the priests and religious who left. Look at the empty churches, empty seminaries, and lost souls.” Others [Read More...]

Why Wear All those Robes?…

…my Protestant mother once asked. To give her credit, she always asks because she really wants to know–not because she’s picking a fight. In fact, I wish cradle Catholics had a bit of her curiosity. When I see the tacky vestments in most Catholic Church cupboards I can’t figure it out. You mustn’t misunderstand, I [Read More...]

Religion in USA

Here’s more on that recent survey of religion in America: “The Roman Catholic Church has lost more members than any faith tradition because of affiliation swapping, the survey found. While nearly one in three Americans were raised Catholic, fewer than one in four say they’re Catholic today. That means roughly 10 percent of all Americans [Read More...]