Mantilla the Hon on Pope Francis

Mantilla

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. OK Hon, everybody been asking me what I think of the new [Read More...]

The Pope and the the Elusive Bird Poverty

Francis on the Bus with his Buds

Emily Dickinson defined Hope as “the thing with feathers that perches on the soul.” Genuine humility and ¬†simplicity of life would be a more elusive bird–not perching on the soul for long. What got me thinking about this was a comment from a reader who was somewhat non-impressed with Pope Francis. He said if Pope [Read More...]

Nine Abortions? So What?

24 Weeks

Following the triumphant pro-life, pro-women’s health legislation in Texas, a report in London’s Daily Telegraph informs us that 37% of abortions in the UK were performed for women who had already had at least one abortion. More than 4,500 women had had at least four abortions, 1,334 were on at least their fifth and 33 [Read More...]

Francis: Reformer or Revolutionary?

Francisteaching

From the first days of his papacy Francis has been hailed as a radical reformer. The mainstream journalists have enjoyed creating a new narrative: The shadowy Dan Brown-type Vatican (as we all know) is worm eaten with secret pedophiles, a cadre of homosexuals, mobsters running the Vatican Bank, an ancient, sinister international conspiracy and Cardinals [Read More...]

Coca Cola Catholicism

Amchurch

Back in April I began a series on What’s Killing American Catholicism. Events and other commitments kept me from completing the series at that time. The first post was on Cultural Catholicism¬†and I argued that this was countered by Comprehensive Catholicism–a Catholic faith that is truly universal and transcends all cultures and ethnicities. The second [Read More...]

Punchy History

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Review by guest blogger and Standing on My Head book reviewer Christian LeBlanc. I love history. And I also love not just books about history, but reference books about history. They clog my bookshelves because I learned it’s cheaper to own them than check them out of the library over and over again. They do [Read More...]


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