Catholics Having Fun on St John the Baptist Day

Taong Putik people dressed for Mass on St John Baptist Day

go here for a great picture essay from the Phillipines. Not only to the Taong Putik tribal people dress up in mud and banana leaves, but elsewhere everybody has huge water fights to celebrate baptism and they not only have pig roasts, but they have a parade with the roasted pigs dressed up as superheroes. [Read More...]

Are the Gospel Stories Myth?


Today’s post at Integrated Catholic Life explains how the gospels are myth… but first it explains what we mean by myth. …This brings us to the gospel account. Are the gospels a myth? Yes and no. If “myth” means a made up story with no basis in history or fact, then “no,” the gospels are [Read More...]

Finding Forgiveness


Go here for an article on how to find forgiveness through the experience of going to Mass.  “I know I have been forgiven because I’ve been to confession, but I don’t feel forgiven! How can I find peace and know that I’m forgiven? ” This is one of the most frequent questions I get as a priest. [Read More...]

Bob Jones University and the Shape of Things to Come


Elizabeth Scalia comments in passing on Bob Jones University here. Yeah, yeah, we all hate Bob Jones University because they’re a bunch of bigots so they got what they deserved and made their decision accordingly, right? Well, late last week the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to redefine marriage as involving “two persons”. With this vote they join six [Read More...]

Meriam Ibrahim’s Release….Where Was Mrs Obama?


Meriam Ibrahim, tshe Sudanese woman persecuted for her Christian faith by a harsh Islamic regime has been released. The Daily Telegraph carries the story here and the Guardian carries the story here. It is a wonderful answer to prayer that Meriam has been released, but what I find curious is the silence on this issue from [Read More...]

That Salon Article – Pope Francis’ Honeymoon is Over


I was not the only one who said that the secular progressive infatuation with Pope Francis would be short lived. Grasping at straws they took his “who am I to judge” comment out of context, pumped it up and rode it home to a Time magazine POY cover. They smiled and salivated over his washing [Read More...]