According to Sharon Otterman of the New York Times. Cardinal Dolan? Say it ain’t so! The story ran yesterday and it begins as follows, [Read more...]
…with a little help from a few other sources.
Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. I have no doubt that my friend Wu Li, SJ was exposed to the Athanasian Creed. Why? Because Wu could not have written the orthodox poems below without having believed in the Mystery of the Triune God. Wu wasn’t just parroting something he had heard from his Jesuit catechists either, you see. It is obvious that he pondered this mystery in his heart.
Like all great poets, Wu parsed the words of the creed and reduced them down in a manner that leaves us better able to have faith in the mystery of God in three Persons. [Read more...]
As you might guess, this turns out badly.
It’s timely that I posted something earlier about the sexual abuse scandals, whistleblowers, and how lying about them for Jesus has damaged the Church. And when I say Church, I mean the present, and future, faithful. Not the buildings, or the hierarchy. I mean the full Body of Christ in the world.
Manya Brachear of the Chicago Tribune has the scoop on how the headline above came to be from a story that hit the wires just a little while ago. [Read more...]
That Twilight Zone Moment When The IRS Agent Asks You For The Content Of Your Group Member’s Prayers
That’s when you break out your pocket copy of the Constitution, read the agents of the Eye of Sauron the First Amendment, inform them that the interview is concluded, and walk the hell out.
Next step? Call your attorney, and your Congressional representatives constituent services offices.
Uh, you probably think I’m making this headline up, but truth is stranger than fiction. Besides, it’s all right here on C-Span. [Read more...]