Why I Remain Catholic? Is This A Trick Question?

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For a regular guy, with a blog called Why I Am Catholic, I honestly can’t think of one, single, reason. I mean aside from the obvious one.

So how about Because?  No, really. In fact, I reckon I have 445+ posts with titles that begin with the word “because.” That might just be 45,000 words worth of trying to explain it. And you know what? Every day there are more reasons that keep piling up. Oftentimes, words fail.

Need more reasons? [Read more…]

Dumb Things Americans Do At Home, Drives Recruitment Of Extremists Abroad

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Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Here is an excerpt of the dumb thing I’m referring to in particular,

A United States federal judge has ordered New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to display on its buses a controversial ad that refers to Muslims killing Jews, rejecting the argument that the ad could incite “terrorism” or imminent violence. [Read more…]

If A Pilgrimage To The Holy Land Is “The Fifth Gospel,” Then Guess What?

You need to read both sides of the book, saavy? Look at the map above. See how the Jordan River runs through the middle of the geography? The Jordan is like the spine of the book. The spine of the book, long before it became the border of a man-made nation-state.

So what are you saying, Frank? [Read more…]

On The HHS Mandate, The State Can’t Win For Losing…

Supreme_Court_US_2012_Chief Justice RobertsHere’s your quote of the week,

How many times must the government lose in court before it gets the message? For years now the government has been claiming that places like Catholic Charities and the Little Sisters of the Poor are not “religious employers” worthy of an exemption. That argument has always been absurd. Every time a religious plaintiff has gone to the Supreme Court for protection from the government’s discriminatory mandate the Court has protected them. That’s what happened to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Wheaton College, Notre Dame, and Hobby Lobby. The government really needs to give up on its illegal and unnecessary mandate. The federal bureaucracy has lots of options for distributing contraceptives–they don’t need to coerce nuns and priests to do it for them.

—Lori Windham, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

 

Read all about the fifth victory in a row at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Indiana Bishops Release Statement On Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Six days after Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act heard ’round the world into law, the bishops of Indianapolis respond with a statement. Would you believe on April Fools’ Day? [Read more…]

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”

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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…]

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…]