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...]

Religion in USA

Carl Olson reports on American religious statistics here. Catholics, JWs and Mormons are up. Episcopalians, Liberal Baptists and Presbyterians down. Catholics are the largest single Christian group in USA. [Read more...]

Reform of the Formless

One of the best ways to tell if a parish is up to speed on the reform of the reform is to check out what their altar servers wear. If a bunch of girls show up in with high heels sticking out from below those white garments that look like oversized pillow cases you know [Read More...]

Wake Up Honey….NOW!

The Curt Jester has this story that teaches us that we should yell at our wives more… [Read more...]

Shroud to be Re-tested

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Oxford scientist who dated the Turin Shroud as medieval now has significant doubts, and is open to a new carbon-14 dating test. A BBC documentary to be shown on Easter Saturday will bring forward new archaeological and historical evidence supporting the authenticity of the shroud. I personally am a [Read More...]


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