About Moving The Vatican City Legation…(Stuff I Refuse To Be Upset About)

Current location (left) vs. new location (right). I vote for the new location.

Recently a firestorm of fake dudgeon was released into the Catholic blogosphere when news came that the U.S. Embassy to Vatican City was, horror of horrors, going to be moved to a space that was available where the U.S. Embassy to Italy was located in Rome. The hue and cry from some quarters was loud and long.

Former ambassadors to the Holy See lined up to whine about the perceived slight they were enduring. Meanwhile, the current Ambassador to the Holy See was fine with the idea, and the Vatican was cool with it too. But that didn’t placate folks, and you know what? Neither will this blog post. [Read more...]

A Serious Message About The Film, “Delivery Man” UPDATED

…is contained in the flyer in the photograph below. [Read more...]

Get Your Pope Francis Awesome Sauce Right Here…

Straight from the source. No filters. No handlers.

Evangelii Gaudium, Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, 2013

Read it, and leap!

Got Questions About Vatican II, Salvation, and the Unsaved?

Who doesn’t? We’re in luck, though, because Catholic World Report has an eight post symposium up on these very subjects.

Six theologians answer the following eight questions, [Read more...]

Marines With Beards Helping Wounded Warriors? Count Me In!

 

Now this is entrepreneurship that I can support without reservation. And just in time for “No Shave November,” too.

Stubble and ‘Stache, what’s that? Roll clip. [Read more...]

Is This Where Some Pope Francis Fans Exit The Bus?

See, he gave a little homily today, like he usually does. The first reading was from good ole 1 Maccabees, which is a book that I didn’t even know existed for the longest time. Lots of important history in 1 and 2 Maccabees. Did I mention how Judas Maccabeus reminds me of Lee Van Cleef? [Read more...]

Another Reason To Thank Catholic Monks: Great Beer!

My favorite kind!

 

I’m not saying they invented beer. But the beers we enjoy today are a lot better because of the work they did to support themselves, and evangelize. Evangelize? [Read more...]

Nobody Is Signing Up For Obamacare? Even With Edgy And Cool Ads Like This One? UPDATED

Reuters reported yesterday that practically no one has signed up for Obamacare so far. Of course, most folks couldn’t even log on to the website run by the Feds. But let’s limit the sample size to the states that run their own exchanges, shall we? How’d they do? [Read more...]

Belated Happy Reformation Day!

D’oh!

Here’s a refresher if you’re unsure what the Five Solas are.

It’s as good a time as any to remember the biblical roots of Catholicism. Ever heard of Father Bampfield? [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Internet! (October 29, 1969)

UCLA’s Len Kleinrock and IMP-1

My alma mater played a key role in building the road that brought this post to your digital device today. The Los Angeles Times explains. [Read more...]


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