For Wisdom Folks Miss Because They Think Reading The Bible Is Lame

Found in a Catholic parish, unlocked and unchained!

Wait. Who said reading the Bible is lame?

Well, I can’t really say for sure. [Read more...]

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For All the Saints: Paul of the Shipwreck

How can something good come from something tragic? This is a mystery to us all. We see the devastation and the loss of life, and we wonder, Why Lord? Can anything good come from natural disasters? It’s the riddle of our lives as bit players on the stage when we all believe we are the lead role in the play.

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CVS Stops Selling Tobacco Products, But You Can Still Buy Your Sex Toys There

More news that is being greeted with hosannas from the world today is the decision by CVS Caremark Corp. to stop selling tobacco products in their pharmacies come October.

We’re being told that this is all in the interest of the health and well-being of customers. Because, [Read more...]

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The Number One Reason Why Folks Admire Pope Francis

 

In a word, authenticity. Pope Francis is renovating the crumbling structure of what it means to be a Christian these days, see? [Read more...]

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For Blessed John Duns Scotus’s Thoughts On The Immaculate Conception

Rubens is the official YIMCatholic painter of the Immaculate Conception

Last Christmas, I shared what I called mind blowing thoughts of Blessed Duns Scotus on the Incarnation. Yesterday, though, was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Blessed Duns Scotus is a big reason why, roughly 550 years after his thinking on the matter, Pope Pius IX (in 1854) infallibly declared the dogma that we celebrate just as the season of Advent rounds into week #2. [Read more...]

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For Dana Gioia’s Thoughts On The Vocation Of The Catholic Writer

Dana Gioia, formerly chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. now a professor at that other university in Los Angeles (USC)
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A lot of ink has been spilt these last few days since Evangelii Gaudium was published. Much of what has been said about it isn’t worth the pixels that have been wasted so far. The same old tired arguments from the usual suspects seeking to undermine any moral authority that Pope Francis is seeking to wield by his even bothering to publish it. [Read more...]

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For Thoughts and a Prayer for Advent by Thomas à Kempis

Thomas à Kempis is one of the people whose writings helped bring me into the Church. Now that Advent is upon us, I’d like to share with you his thoughts on the Advent season.

This is from his A Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ. It’s brief and to the point and a surefire way to recollect your thoughts for the next few weeks. [Read more...]

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Because You Never Know When Pope Francis Might Send You An E-Mail

Didn’t know I could do that, did you?

First it was phone calls, then it was letters and interviews. And now il Papa just might e-mail you like he did Menachem Rosensaft. [Read more...]

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And Now You Know Why The Italian Press Isn’t Exactly the Gold Standard of Journalism

So when we learn the details of Scalfari’s interview, it’s like Simcha Fisher says, [Read more...]

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If A Doctor of the Church Says It, Then Why Can’t Pope Francis? UPDATED

Early on, in the midst of the preparations for the Conclave, while we all wondered who would emerge as our next pope, I made the following statement: “I’m like the grizzled noncom who doesn’t really care who the Commandant of the Marine Corps is, as long as he’s more of a Marine than I am, and you salute him properly.”

By that I meant that all I was concerned about regarding the forthcoming Pope was that [Read more...]

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