Bishop Finn Resigns: Bishop Accountability Begins

With the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn, "bishop-accountability" begins. Pope Francis will choose his successor.This comes right on the heels of headlines announcing that confirmed abuse allegations against Catholic priests were in the single digits for 2014. One allegation is too many, but … [Read More...]

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Steak & Godly Intimacy: Poverty Plus Personal Perspectives

In different ways, a few Patheos Catholic bloggers have been talking about poverty, and from a personal point of view, and all unplanned.It started off with Rebecca Lane Frech thinking back on the paradoxical freedoms and intimacies that came with being short of money, when she and her family … [Read More...]


Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has Passed: Many Updates

“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history” ― Cardinal Francis George, OMI … [Read More...]


Foolish Friday Flashback: The Guy with the Gun at Adoration

A bit of a stumble last night, re the post below. Since I feel foolish, seems like a good time to remember another time I was very foolish! This is from 2013. Enjoy!So, I haven't been feeling great these past few weeks -- it's one of the reasons for the scant writing; between the aches and … [Read More...]

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Christian Immigrants Being Thrown Overboard?

Man, I really, really hope this story is not true: Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage:Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, … [Read More...]

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Unnecessary Roughness: How Dumb was Britt McHenry?

Saw people talking about this story on Twitter, and didn't think much about it; some woman had a non-work-related rant and got suspended for a week from her job? I tossed off a joke about "wimmen being kept in line" or something and forgot about it, until I visited Hot Air and actually saw the … [Read More...]

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On his 88th Birthday, Some Quotes from Benedict XVI

It is only when life has been accepted and is perceived as accepted that it becomes also acceptable. Man is that strange creature that needs not just physical birth but also appreciation if he is to subsist . . . If an individual is to accept himself, someone must say to him: “It is good that you e … [Read More...]

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Hillary on Top: Teetering, and not Due to Sexism

Once you’ve reached a pinnacle, you can’t keep whining that you’re only teetering because you’re a woman. You’re teetering because the pinnacle is slim, sharp and lonely, and you can only remain there if you belong there, or if you have one hell of a safety belt supporting you. Those that belong ther … [Read More...]

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Orthodox Christians Singing in Beirut! What Voices!

Oh, I do love this!Something for all of my Orthodox friends out there -- a flash mob of Orthodox Christians in Lebanon, sharing the Easter news: "Jesus is Risen"Beautiful! And so wonderful to see in the second week of Easter, when, as Tom Zampino notes, most of the world has finished … [Read More...]

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Will Bible-Carrying Hillary Address Churches & Public Square?

As soon as Hillary Clinton enters into a serious campaign mode -- and this has been true for her husband's campaigns as well as her own -- the citizenry becomes informed that Mrs. Clinton is a "staunch Methodist" and bible-believing Christian. It is always one of the very first cards she plays in … [Read More...]