Does forgiving help us to keep going?

Do you remember this terrible story, wherein a couple lost five of their children in a collision?Deacon Greg links to an inspiring conclusion to that terrible story.Now, more than two years after the accident, Mr. Helm has been acquitted on charges of vehicular homicide. Mr. Schrock says he has accepted that he may never know exactly what happened or why. He also says he has a friend he did not have before, Mr. Helm.“The primary bond there is the accident,” Mr. Schrock said. “We’re both in … [Read more...]

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Don't forget!

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Pews, Press, Prostitutes…whatever

The two big stories of the last 48 hours have been the Spitzer fiasco and the "new sins from the Vatican" nonsense. Priests and Prostitutes? No, mostly prostitutes and the press.Yesterday I got an email from a reader which read in part:Has liberal cretinism permeated their minds? I mean, at a time when Christianity is under attack from Islam and secularism, is this a way to unify Christians and save Western Civilization? Am I nuts; aren't all the saints in heaven shaking their heads over … [Read more...]

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Hillary, Confessions, Blogs, Popes, Priests & more

Heh. John Hawkins has a post up with 10 reasons why this blog is not succeeding while others do.I try! I don't feel comfortable networking, but I link out! I try to be interesting and varied - most days I post at least three or four new things. Seems I'm just not all that provocative, and undoubtedly I'm too long-winded. Still - it blows my mind that other people manage to support themselves blogging. This little endeavor nets yer girl something under $2,000 per year, and with two kids … [Read more...]

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"I was in the dungeon"

Fr. Corapi hears his own father's confession: … [Read more...]

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God forbid we should feel a little bad…

Miss Kelly is distressed to find that some hymnals (including - sigh - the one in my church) features a change in the words to Amazing Grace."Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me..." Has been changed to reflect both the freedom that comes with salvation - which is very nice - and also the decree from some publishing house on high that we never, ever sing a lyric that might suggest a negative. "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved and set me free..."Never … [Read more...]

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Changing ‘Amazing Grace’, to Feel Better About Ourselves?

Miss Kelly is distressed to find that some hymnals (including the one in my church) feature a change in the words to Amazing Grace.“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me...” Has been changed to reflect both the freedom that comes with salvation -- which is very nice -- and also the decree from some publishing house on high that we never, ever sing a lyric that might suggest a negative.“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved and set me free...”Never mi … [Read more...]

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On Confession, Part II

Last month, I wrote on the sacrament of Confession and my experiences of it. Just thought I would add a little more to it, as this afternoon in confession, I made the priest laugh out loud (which is a lot better than making him cry), and because I got an email on the subject that gave me chills, and the writer has given me permission to reprint some of it.How did I make the priest laugh? I went in, knelt down, did my little opening and then said, "Last Sunday, I had a flu and felt … [Read more...]

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