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What I Love About the Catholic Church – 6

What I love about the Catholic Church is that we use physical stuff in worship. It makes sense doesn’t it, that Our Lord did not despise the physical realm when he became man, so why should we dismiss the idea that he comes to us still through the physical realm? Ashes for the penitent, water [Read More...]

What I Love About the Catholic Church – 3

In the Catholic Church you find what is best from every other religion and denomination. It is syncretistic in practice without being syncretistic in dogma. Do you like the austere asceticism and counter cultural life of the Mennonites and Amish with their odd clothes, old fashioned lifestyle and prophetic and pastoral way of life? We [Read More...]

The Church Mediocre

Among converts and those thinking of converting and those who are thinking of converting but denying it, there is a lot of talk about how awful the Catholic Church is when you actually stop reading books of apologetics and visit the local branch. Here you thought it was the Church Militant and it seems like [Read More...]

The Real Mega Church

A friend pointed out recently that in terms of numbers, most good sized suburban Catholic parishes would qualify for ‘mega church’ status. With thousands of worshippers each week, they compare nicely with your run of the mill ‘mega church.’ But when you look at the Catholic Church globally and down through the ages it is [Read More...]

Just as I Am

Just as I am, without one plea,But that Thy blood was shed for me,And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I am, and waiting notTo rid my soul of one dark blot,To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,O Lamb of God, I come, I [Read More...]

Pomp or People

I am all for fine liturgy, reform of the reform, the hermeneutic of continuity, say the black do the red, save the liturgy save the world, Catholics should look Catholic and all that whole routine, but you know there is another side to the coin. The big divide in the liturgy wars is not so [Read More...]