A few days ago, I was going to mention that the main reason why some cases are settled justly the first time, while others aren’t, has a lot to do with which circuit court the case is heard in. When a lower court decides against a plaintiff, the next step is to appeal the judgement. To the highest court of the land, then, is where the Little Sisters of the Poor are headed. Again. (more…) Read more

View image | gettyimages.com It happened on July 10, 2015 at St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite, Lousiana. Steve Hardy, writing for The Advocate out of Baton Rouge, has the story, (more…) Read more

Requiescat in pace, Marines. Let us pray, (more…) Read more

While I was on vacation, I started thumbing through a book my wife picked up for me at our public library’s used book sale. Edited by a Fr. Raphael H. Gross, of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the somewhat uninspiring title of the tome is, A Century of the Catholic Essay. I have no idea how pastoral Fr. Raphael was, or how good his homilies were, etc., but as an editor, well, let’s just say that I haven’t been… Read more

  Join the club.Evidently there isn’t enough important stuff happening in the world these days, so the Obama Administration plays a game of chicken with the Little Sisters of the Poor. Go figure. Perhaps doing so makes the Administration feel powerful, while they neglect to do much of anything of substance in other spheres? Here’s the Wall Street Journal interviewing Stephanie Barclay of the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty. Roll tape. (more…) Read more

It’s quite simple, actually. Oh, you won’t see the reason talked about by folks using rational thinking towards an irrational people. (more…) Read more

Hey y’all. Didn’t you know that Jesus didn’t say nothin about homosexuality in the Bible? True story. You ain’t gonna find Our Lord say that particular word nowheres in the Scriptures. It’s like he never heard of that situation. Heck, everbody knows that if Jesus didn’t say it, it don’t exist. Right? Of course, Jesus said plenty about marriage, and I’m here to tell y’all, it’s damned inconvenient to the spirit of the age nowadays. (more…) Read more

And from the Supreme Court justices themselves. First up is the initial, and wise, reaction of my bishop, Richard F. Stika, “Sad moment in the history of our nation. But we move on. No same sex marriages will be celebrated within the Catholic Church. Our faith teaches that marriage is a sacramental union between a man and a woman. That is our faith and our truth!!! We shall not attack the principle of same sex marriage but uphold our faith… Read more

After the tragic events that took place in Charleston this week, there is lots of talk about the Confederate flag flying over the state capitol building in Columbia, S.C., how that practice should be ended, etc. Here’s my $.02 on the “Take Down the Flag” movement. (more…) Read more

UPDATE 6/20/2016: On their website, Jessica Rey Swimwear celebrates the first day of Summer with a 20% Discount code, ICECREAM20. You heard it here first.  If you’re not familiar with this brand of swimwear, have a look at the post I wrote three years back. Better, longer, and more involved posts on modesty, swim suits, and debates surrounding the same can be found at other blogs. Try Marc Barnes, the Holy Fool, Lifeteen,  etc., for the dos, don’ts, whys, and… Read more


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