The Secret of Star Wars’ Success

This week Rogue One–another Star Wars movie hits the box office, and it is probably going to take off just like the others. What’s the secret of their success? The aficionados of the Star Wars movies are religious in their passion for the films. I realize it was a spoof, but in 2012 the census [Read More…]

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Mantilla the Hon on Being Rigid

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. I have to admit it hon, since Papa Francisco my business Veritas [Read More…]

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Has Pope Francis Slapped Young Rad Trads?

A Detroit newspaper published this slap to Pope Francis accusing him of insulting young Catholics who like the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Millennials are leaving religion in droves, recent surveys find. Churches are roiled, but it appears Pope Francis isn’t worried he may accelerate the exodus. The “Who am I to judge?” pope recently told an interviewer [Read More…]

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Francis: Castro’s Pope?

Remember when the secular Catholic hating media started crowing about Pius XII being “Hitler’s Pope”? Funny how they thought it was wonderful when Popes JP2, B16 and Francis all paid a visit to Cuba and knocked on Castro’s door. History is now showing that Pope Pius XII put up stout resistance to the Nazis as [Read More…]

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Sin is Soooo Boring!

OK. I admit it, and I’m sure every other priest will admit it too. We get bored in the confessional. Don’t get me wrong. I am not bored by people. I love people and am endlessly fascinated by people. People aren’t boring. Their problems aren’t boring. But sin is boring. Really. To be honest, there [Read More…]

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What is a Hymn and What’s it For?

Last month I paid a visit to the parish of Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio TX. Wow! The kids at Atonement Academy all take music lessons every day and you should hear them sing! They all belong to a choir and at Mass the singing is like something out of heaven! They [Read More…]

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