Disneyland, Desire and Destiny

castle

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...]

Atheism: Don’t Even Think About It!

The Great One

An atheist not only does not believe in God, he doesn’t believe in angels or demons. He doesn’t believe in heaven or hell. He doesn’t believe in the reality of the spiritual realm at all. He can’t. An atheist must also be a materialist. This is where  Chesterton’s observation in Orthodoxy ring home: Spiritual doctrines [Read More...]

All Are Welcome…Really?

welcome

The theme song at the moment seems to be “All are safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.” In other words, “All are welcome!” Of course all are welcome in the Catholic Church, but this truth is balanced by the fact that the church has a door. The sheepfold has a gate. The path [Read More...]

Fisking Cardinal Kaspar in America

Cardinal Kaspar

America magazine has an interesting interview with Cardinal Kaspar here. I read it trying very hard to be open minded, but geesh, what kind of flaky stuff is this cardinal spouting? Here are some excerpts and my observations in red. Q. Some cardinals and bishops seem to be afraid of this possibility and reject it [Read More...]

Should the Catholic Church be Up to Date?

Should the Catholic Church adapt herself and get up to date? Holy deacon Kandra reports here on a survey on why Catholics stop going to Mass. four major reasons why some Roman Catholics stop going to church, among them: Disagreement with church doctrine on birth control, women as priests, homosexuality; A view that there are [Read More...]

Why is Pope Francis’ Visit to Philly Important?

This report says that while the Vatican has yet to confirm the date, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia has indicated that Pope Francis will visit the city for next September’s World Meeting of Families. If the pope is planning to visit the City of Brotherly Love next fall what’s the big deal? Kathy Schiffer reports here that the [Read More...]


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