Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture! – UPDATED

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Got three new books in the mail yesterday, and I'm going to share all of them with you. I actually have about 25 books that arrived while I was sick last month and I never did get a chance to catch up on them, so perhaps this week I will slip them into the blog and let you make up your own minds about whether they might be of interest to you, but this book, Bible Basics for Catholics: A New PIcture of Salvation HistoryI know I can highly recommend, because I read the galleys and loved it so much … [Read more...]

“I love Jesus but Not Religion”

In my youth I did some time embracing the "I love Jesus but not religion," thing, but ultimately, it was unsatisfying; it felt like a glass half-full, and moreover it was way "too easy." And it didn't make sense to me, because Jesus clearly liked religion, himself -- he was an observant Jew and when he healed people he told them to go to the priest, and do what Moses commanded.Then again, I've always loved the sacrament of confession, too, so clearly I feel better when I have to face up to … [Read more...]

Gosnell; Baby Feet Kick the Nation – UPDATES

If your stomach and your psyche can stand it, read the grand jury report on this fiendish abortionist, Kermit Gosnell.I have been afraid to write about this woman-killing, baby-slaughtering, fertility-stealing, heartless and exploitative freak since the story broke. It's been that horrifying.But I agree with the assertion of the district attorney that Gosnell was able to get along with for so long by design.The State Legislature has charged the Department of Health (DOH) with … [Read more...]