The Archdiocese of New York Responds to the New York Times Piece From Sunday…

 

Source,

May 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2013

STATEMENT OF JOSEPH ZWILLING IN RESPONSE TO NEW YORK TIMES STORY [Read more...]

Archdiocese of New York Health Plan Covers Contraception and Abortion Services


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...]

For Thoughts on the Trinity By Way of China, Circa 1700…

…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...]

Did You Know St. Thomas Aquinas Preached A Sermon on Lying?

I didn’t either, until earlier this year when I picked up a copy of The Aquinas Catechism, published by Sophia Institute Press.

Alert! This is a very long post. Just FYI. [Read more...]

Francisco De Osuna’s Little Guide On The Dangers of Gossiping

A few days ago, Pope Francis gave a homily in which he warns folks against gossiping, and instead calls us to focus on following Jesus. It’s another of his wonderful string of homilies delivered in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta where he resides. Perhaps one day, these gems will  be known as the Little Way of Pope Francis.

As il Papa notes, gossiping is something that we love to do. [Read more...]

Jesuits “Lied for Jesus” About This Priest For 40 Years…UPDATED

Defrocked Jesuit priest Donald McGuire leaves the Dirksen Courthouse in Chicago after a hearing in 2007. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / November 9, 2007)

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

Hi. We’re from the IRS, and we’d like to ask you some questions.

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...]

The National Organization for Marriage Made the IRS “Enemies List?” Do Tell.

Remember how during the Presidential campaign word got out the Mitt Romney had made a donation to the National Organization for Marriage? The Internal Revenue Service may have been the conduit of that information. [Read more...]

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away…

When Democrats swore that they supported traditional marriage. Oh. Wait. That was only nine short years ago. My bad. [Read more...]

What Does Frank Weathers’ Voice Sound Like? I Gave An Interview Recently…

Not only is he drop dead handsome *cough* but he also has a great radio voice. No, really! Come check out the podcast interview I gave, and listen for yourself. [Read more...]


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