That awkward moment when the media realizes the Pope’s still Catholic…

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... It looks something like this.VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis made his toughest remarks to date on abortion when he called the practice "horrific" on Monday."It is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day," the pontiff said during his yearly address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, a speech known as his "State of the World" address.Conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church had previously accused the pope of … [Read more...]

Happily Declaring The Walking Dead To Be Fully Catholic…

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... Who would choose Hell if given the choice?The Catechism of the Catholic Church says;CCC1037 -- God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end.I'd always wondered what that looked like, being so willful to choose Hell and so lost in your own sins that accepting mercy seems like an impossibility. This past Sunday night, we were given a dark glimpse of a soul forever lost. … [Read more...]

Crescat and The Neon Halos…

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... Most Catholics I know have extremely good taste for aesthetics. Their preferences are typically high brow, bordering on snobbery. That's because we know beauty. But secretly, we do love our kitsch. We heart it with the fierce affection a parent has for their children's scribbles. Or maybe that's just the boricua in me talking. Because I love me some bathtub Madonnas, statues with human hair wigs, and neon halos.Especially neon halos.Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Margaret Mary … [Read more...]

Holy Bacteria, Bat Man. There’s Poo in That Font …

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... And now for today's media induced hysterics.Oh no! Stop the presses. Holy water may contain fecal matter! Avoid it like the Black Death!Despite its purported cleansing properties, holy water could actually be more harmful than healing, according to a new Austrian study on "holy" springs.Researchers at the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology at the Medical University of Vienna tested water from 21 springs in Austria and 18 fonts in Vienna and found samples … [Read more...]

A Church By Any Other Name Is A Worship Center …

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... Used to be churches were identifiable by their name. St. Virgin Martyr Church and Church of the Most Holy Blood of Christ. Catholic. First Baptist. Main St. Methodist. You get the idea. Then suddenly, as if blown in by the winds of moral vagueness, we started seeing indiscernible nondenominational "worship communities".Elevation Church is a popular one around here. Crosswinds Community Center; I can't tell if this is a church or retirement community. There's Cross Roads, Freedom House, … [Read more...]

Sometimes even incredibly blasphemous things can serve a purpose…

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... Like to remind us that we should be making serious reparations for our sins and the sins of others.August 6, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although Facebook has blocked accounts belonging to Christian ministries, Sarah Palin fans, and a Fox News commentator as offensive, a page that states the “Virgin Mary Should've Aborted” is still going strong.The blasphemous page's administrators – who say they are women in their 20s going by the names “Z” and “Lilith” so believers “don't hunt us … [Read more...]

An Entire Beach of Nuns …

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... My co-worker went to visit the in-laws in New Jersey. Upon his return he presented me with a key chain from this magical place called Nun's Beach in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. A beach full of nuns! My imagination soared. I could hardly contain it. My two favorite things coming gloriously together, besides chocolate and peanut butter and gin and tonic... nuns and the ocean.Ok. I got a little carried away.Image from Surfer Today.The nuns host an annual surf competition … [Read more...]

Just ’cause…

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Man-Lace and Manliness…

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... Look! A new weekly feature.I wish I knew more about this picture. I saw it on facebook one day and thought "Oooo. Ahhhh." and saved it away for later. I don't even remember who posted it but I do remember they didn't include any info either. So there it is; just a mighty fine visual affirmation that our religion is cooler than others.I welcome any info into image.Updated: A good reader just pointed me to the source of this image. I have the smartest readers. DMW writes; … [Read more...]


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