Hobby Lobby Delays Fines, More Lawsuits Tossed Out, and Court Warns HHS to Modify the Mandate as Promised.

That’s quite a headline, eh? On the HHS Mandate front there is some old news and some newer news. I’ll start with the old news first. [Read more…]

For this Hymn by St. Thomas Aquinas (Zion, To Thy Savior Singing)


I am late in coming around to an appreciation of St. Thomas Aquinas. As the old saw goes, better late than never. Jacques Maritain’s book The Peasant of the Garonne has pointed me towards learning more about this Doctor of the Church. [Read more…]

My Bishop Gave the Homily at Stan Musials’ Funeral Mass


I’ve posted about Bishop Richard Stika a few times in the past. But to be honest, I don’t really know him. I don’t live in the parish close to the Chancery, and none of my children have been confirmed yet (though my oldest will be soon). So I can truthfully write that I have never shaken his hand, been introduced to him, or ever heard him speak in person. [Read more…]

Call Me A Bad Catholic, But I Agree With John Zmirak

Amen to what The Most Interesting Man in the World says. This may come as no surprise to long-time readers of YIMCatholic, but to newcomers, maybe. Let me allow John Zmirak, author of The Bad Catholic’s Guide series of books to explain the meme above. [Read more…]

The Crescat on the Bishops’ Novena to End Abortion…

Katrina Fernandez shares a heartbreaking memory with her readers today. Here is the beginning,

With the upcoming March For Life, the topic of abortion seems to be every where at the moment. Because of this it’s been on my mind daily. Perhaps these daily reminders is what triggered the event that happened this morning. [Read more…]

Blessed Pope John Paul II in the Batting Cage? Awesome!

Blessed JPII at Shea Stadium

For baseball fans, we’re still in the bleak of midwinter. But seeing this video is just what the doctor ordered to put a thaw on the freeze, and remind us that Spring Training is just around the corner (about one week after Lent begins).

While we wait, enjoy this footage of Blessed Pope John Paul II (is it really him? Dunno.) taking swings at an indoor batting cage during his 1987 visit to California. [Read more…]

Losing Our Religion? Or Have We Forgotten It? Thoughts on an NPR Series from the Crucifixion of Our Lord UPDATED

I don’t know if you listen to NPR but they’ve been doing a little series this week called “Losing Our Religion.” It is about the group of folks who when asked what their religion is, they state “none.” Noting that many people turn towards religion when they encounter difficulties and tragedies, this series has been about people who have often times done the exact opposite.

They’ve left their religions, but not necessarily their belief in God (though some have), for various reasons. [Read more…]

Human Trafficking is Not Just a Third World Problem

Just ask the folks from Convenant House. They’ve put together a campaign called Abolish Child Trafficking. The USCCB is dedicated to fighting this scourge as well.

Timothy Dalrymple shares an interview about efforts to stop this blight timed for what has been designated as a National Weekend of Prayer focused on this issue by Christians. [Read more…]

Mark Your Calendars, the “March for Life” is January 25th

The March for Life turns 40 this year, as does the Roe vs. Wade decision. Here’s a video that the Catholic News Service put out for this years’ March for Life. [Read more…]

Margaret A. Brewer, First Woman Marine General, Catholic, Requiescat in Pace

I just happened upon this news when I saw it on the official Facebook page of the U.S. Marine Corps (Marines) with this message,

“Brigadier General Brewer was an amazing and courageous woman who has left an indelible mark on the rich legacy of our Corps, and she will be missed.” [Read more…]