Robert Hugh Benson Helps Explain How the Catholic Church Sees Jesus and Infallibility…

Jesus giving St. Peter the Keys

Which also helps explain why when the Catholic Church holds a teaching as being true, there will be no modification of it. I’ll discuss a few examples of this in the near future.

But first, Monsignor Benson, a convert from the Church of England, helps make it clear for Christians of all stripes how the Church interacts with the Deposit of Faith. Especially in terms of when She speaks as the voice of Christ to the world. [Read more...]

For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 9, Easter Saturday)

This is the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday and we are back to where we started. On this, the final day, we pray for lukewarm Christians. [Read more...]

For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 5, Easter Tuesday)

 

It is the fifth day that we are praying the Divine Mercy novena.  And it is being prayed worldwide, not only by we few (we happy few) YIM Catholic readers, but by other Catholic Christians as well. They hail from every clime and place, to borrow a phrase from the Marine Corps hymn. And on this day from all of us around the globe, Our Lord asks us to pray for the unity of His Church.
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For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 3, Easter Sunday)

A glorious Easter morning to you! The tomb is empty! Our Lord and Savior is alive! In the midst of this joyous celebration, Our Lord has a request for us, [Read more...]

Neil Gaiman on Lewis, Tolkien, and Chesterton…

Map of Narnia, by Pauline Bayes

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m late to the party of those who admire Neil Gaiman. I’ve only read a few of his graphic Sandman novels, and shared them with my children.

Today, though, a friend shared a post from Gaiman’s website in which he acknowledges the debt he owes to three giants of literature, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and G.K. Chesterton,  as well as to the treasures that can be unearthed in libraries. [Read more...]

My Minvan Burned Up Today. The Present Moment Holds Infinite Riches?

That strange phone number that called my cell phone that I didn’t see until lunch time? That was the Fire Department. See, my van caught fire in the parking garage after I parked and hopped onto the shuttle bus to get to work this morning. [Read more...]

Catholic-Affiliated Health System in Sioux Falls Bows to the HHS Mandate

Sounds like something built by Oldsmobile.

It seems like the first thing they do is remove their Catholic identity from their name. That way, see, the next step is just a business decision, or something. Mary Garrigan of the Rapid City Digest reports on Avera Health Plans move to comply with HHS mandate,

A Catholic-affiliated health care system in Sioux Falls is drawing criticism from Catholic bishops for its decision to offer contraceptive services coverage in some of its medical insurance plans in violation of church teaching. [Read more...]

From the Treasure Chest: “The Little Guide for Lent,” circa 1808

I went to the annual used book sale fundraiser for our public library with my wife during lunch yesterday.  Some of you may recall that back in 2006, that is where I picked up the Harvard Classics Five Foot Shelf of Books. Today I picked up a few more selections too, including a 1996 Knopf hardcover copy of Kristin Lavrensdatter that my wife found for $2.00. Yay! There was no way I was going to be able to read 1047 pages as a library book.

But I wasn’t able to find the book that I’m writing about now. [Read more...]

For All the Saints: Perpetua and Felicitas

Today is the birthday of my youngest son. He turns twelve, and in a little while Casa del Weathers will celebrate the feast of his birth. Today is also the Feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas. I drummed up a few tidbits on them from the YIMCatholic Bookshelf. [Read more...]

Your Blogger is on the Wrong Side of Public Opinion, Just Like G.K. Chesterton

Just an F.Y.I. Good news, though. The Church is on the right side of history. She always has been, and always will be. Of course, that is because the Church is like Noah’s Ark, and therefore constructed to ensure our salvation. [Read more...]