What Jesus Does With Sin, In Less Than 45 Seconds…


Posted by the folks of My Catholic Faith on there Facebook page, here’s a quick video worth sharing.

How’d they do that? The secret ingredients are listed here. How does Christ do that? See John 3:17.

My Favorite Tracks From Sam Rocha’s Album, “Late To Love”


Long time readers of YIMCatholic know that I’ve got a thing for music. Once was, I ran posts to start the week off every Monday with selections of whatever turned my fancy. Rock & roll; classical; Jesus going mainstream; you name it.  I even built a Pandora station, or four.

The thing is? I have no idea why I like the music I do. But when I do like it, I tend to share it with you in posts either dedicated to music, or sometimes I just slip a track in on you unawares. You just never know where I might add a tune. Saavy? [Read more...]

Because of the Note Sewn In Blaise Pascal’s Coat

My eyes will follow yours. Go ahead and give it a try.

My buddy Blaise Pascal is a lot like me. That is, excepting the obvious fact that he was a mathematical genius, inventor of a calculator etc., and though I enjoy mathematics, I am a mere admirer of genius in this and many other departments. No, I mean that just like me, he needed something to constantly remind him of why he remains a Christian. [Read more...]

It’s a chicken and egg thing, see? It’s as clear as day…

“It’s important for Christians to remember our Jewish roots.”#PopeFrancis
The National Catholic Register

“Nearly 60,000 students, alumni, and faculty members signed a petition against the services on campus…”

Looky here!

That is according to a statement released by Aurora Griffin, Catholic, Rhodes Scholar, Harvard student. Three cheers for these folks!

The Boston Globe has more on the cancellation. [Read more...]

Christ Is Born! Merry Christmas To All!

A Blessed Christmas to all, from my family to yours. May the miracle of the Incarnation kindle within you the everlasting light of Our Lord and Savior. Here are some thoughts to share from my patron saint, and a song.

From the Thirty-First Homily of St. Macarius the Great (aka, “my” Abba), [Read more...]

Archbishop Lori On The SCOTUS Decision To Hear HHS Mandate Cases…

Just in from the USSCB,

WASHINGTON—Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to hear arguments in the cases of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties. [Read more...]

The MSM Extraordinary Synod On The Pastoral Care Of Families Has Been Held. The Church’s Has Not.

Just FYI. In fact, the Church’s synod isn’t due to begin until October of 2014. You know, next year. But that doesn’t stop folks from speculating about what will come about as a result of it.

In an effort to help folks maintain an even strain, keep their heads on straight, and not jump to conclusions (good luck with that!), Archbishop Gerhard Müller, via L’Osservatore Romano, published the Reader’s Digest Condensed version of the history and development of her teachings on marriage. [Read more...]

Too Cool Not To Share: Pope Francis’s Five Finger Prayer

H/T Patheos Catholic Portal on Facebook.

Because of the Disenchantment of Miley Cyrus UPDATED

The Smiths, disenchanted.

The other day I lamented losing an hour to reading Joseph Bottum’s personal essay about his ideas on how the Church should handle the Same Sex Marriage situation.

I would trade that experience in a heartbeat in order to get back the 8 minutes I lost in seeing the depths our culture has sunk to as Miley Cyrus performed at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. [Read more...]