What Three Exclamation Points in a Pope Francis Homily Really Look Like…

From this past Sunday,

I would like to ask you: have you sometimes heard the voice of the Lord which through a desire, a certain restlessness, invites you to follow Him more closely? Have you heard it? I can’t hear you…there you are! Have you had any desire to be apostles of Jesus? Youth must spend itself for high ideals. Do you think so? Do you agree? Ask Jesus what he wants from you and be brave! Be brave, ask Him!!!

Watch Pope Francis in action.

:D

The Boston Bombers’ Turning to Religion Caused Them to Murder and Maim Innocents? UPDATED

That seems to be the thesis over at the Wall Street Journal.

Once known as a quiet teenager who aspired to be a boxer, Tamerlan Tsarnaev delved deeply into religion in recent years at the urging of his mother, who feared he was slipping into a life of marijuana, girls and alcohol. Tamerlan quit drinking and smoking, gave up boxing because he thought it was in opposition to his religion, and began pushing the rest of his family to pursue stricter ways, his mother recalled. [Read more...]

Because the Church is the Port in the Storm

I remember well how it felt when I first came across these words written by Blaise Pascal. It was like reading the story of my life. It was as if I was the character Neo in movie The Matrix and I had unwittingly taken the red pill that Morpheus promised would lift the veil. [Read more...]

Anderson Cooper Tacks To Windward, Asks Hard Questions About the Gosnell Case

I’m not sure if you were able to see the telecast from his show last night, so I’ll embed the video here. [Read more...]

The Medal of Honor Citation of Captain Emil Kapaun, Chaplain Corps, US Army

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: [Read more...]

Speaking of Holocaust Deniers, What Happened to the Media Coverage of the Gosnell Trial? UPDATES

Dachau, writ small…

There has been a lot of dust flying about the Holocaust, and folks minimizing it, etc., since Dawn Eden posted about a detractor of our new Pope.

It amounts to lots of wasted energy, if you ask me. I’ve been to Dachau, and I’ve seen the ovens, and I rode the train tracks that rolled right through Munich towards this not so lovely spot. [Read more...]

Speaking of Arguments, Monsignor Benson Continues His on the Mystical Body of Christ


A few days ago, I shared a few thoughts of a convert named Robert Hugh Benson on how the Church views Jesus Christ, yesterday, today, and until the end of time.

While reading his thoughts (continued below), ponder the radical idea that one day, you and I may actually be considered “early Christians,” and how as Catholics, we are the Church right here, and right now. [Read more...]

Dawn Eden Discovers Something Important About Pope Francis’s #1 Detractor…UPDATED

Piles of shoes, Dachau

Argentinean blogger, Marcelo Gonzalez? He’s a Holocaust denier. Is there any better way to flush one’s credibility down the toilet? I can’t think of one.

Dawn writes, [Read more...]

Ross Douthat, Writing on “Class, Culture, and the Decline of Marriage”

Justice Anthony Kennedy, during discussion of arguments for overturning California’s Proposition 8, stated that same-sex marriage was like heading into “uncharted waters.” Not so, at least not from the perspective of the Catholic Church. She would argue that these are well known shoals, clearly labeled on the navigators’ charts.

But the culture in America is not steeped in the Church’s teaching, [Read more...]

Why I Am Catholic (The 200 Word Version)

I am Catholic to become whole, and to live fully. As St. John writes,

“In Him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it…He was in the world: and the world was made by Him: and the world knew Him not.” [Read more...]


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