So You Want To Cause A Ruckus, And Pray For “Marriage Equality” In The Cathedral? Bishop Paprocki Has A Message For 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...]
I remember learning of this fight a few years back. Would you believe the funeral industry in Louisiana pushed against the little monks of St. Joseph Abbey all the way to the United States Supreme Court? Details below. [Read more...]
This message is for most of us who aren’t directly involved in any of the ongoing scandals that continue to percolate to the surface these days, like in Newark, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the latest scandalous news coming out of Cleveland, but who understand that we need to do something.
This works both ways, I hope.
When a guy is happily married, no matter what happens at work, no matter what happens the rest of the day, there’s a shelter when you get home. There’s a knowledge, knowing that you can hug somebody without them throwing you down the stairs and saying get your hands off me. Being married is like having a color television set; you never want to go back to black and white.
Get over to Chelsea Zimmerman’s blog and see the video the Rauch brothers made for Story Corps. It’s built around the recorded interviews between Danny Perasa and his wife Annie. Bonus! Read a few thoughts on marriage by Pope Francis there as well.
You’ll be glad you did.
Which kicks off Respect Life Month. In case your parish missed mentioning it, due to missunderstanding Pope Francis’s thoughts regarding discussing life issues, for example, let me allow Cardinal Seán O’Malley to explain what it is all about, and why the Catholic Church has been honoring it since 1972. [Read more...]
Today we celebrate the feast of a Doctor of the Church, the little nun who could, the Little Flower, Thérèse of Lisieux. Responsible for countless conversions to the Faith, she bowled over Thomas Merton, made a big impression on me, and sank, for all intents and purposes, John C.H. Wu’s battleship, with a direct hit amidships.
And you thought it was incredible already? You’re right, but there is more. Much more. [Read more...]