To Leave the Shackles of Human History Behind

It is ironic to run a post with a title claiming that one of the reasons Why I Am Catholic is to leave history behind. Especially when I have written in the past that one of the main reasons why I am Catholic today is because of Church history. Let me explain this paradox. [Read more...]

Bishop Paprocki’s Homily for Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage

Earlier this evening, in Springfield, Illinois, Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki followed through with his plan of prayers and the rite of exorcism in response to the Governor of Illinois signing a same-sex marriage bill into law. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, as you can see, was not empty. [Read more...]

Our Bishops Get All Hard Core On The HHS Mandate

You expected me to blink?

Folks thought it couldn’t be done. Others may have thought that some of them would get all pastoral, and start squawking about how the HHS Mandate really didn’t matter.

But there’s a difference between bishops being pastoral, and bishops being forced to ignore the teachings of the Church. [Read more...]

About That “Unprecendented” Poll Asking Catholic’s Opinions On Church Teachings…UPDATED

They thought what? Seriously?!

Two things.

A) It is a survey, not a poll and, B) it was sent to the bishops, not to every member of His Majesty’s ship’s company.  EWTN News has the gouge. [Read more...]

“The world holds us to be fools; let us hold it to be mad.”

I said that.

There’s is more where that came from, from St. Francis de Sales’s, Introduction to the Devout Life. [Read more...]

Belated Happy Reformation Day!

D’oh!

Here’s a refresher if you’re unsure what the Five Solas are.

It’s as good a time as any to remember the biblical roots of Catholicism. Ever heard of Father Bampfield? [Read more...]

Crashing the Obamacare Servers Is Easy As Pie. Here’s Why…

Photo credit: Earl of Taint (@ruffensore)

Load testing? We don’t need no stinking “load testing!”

Tom McDonald has the skinny. Prepare to be amazed.

Somebody should have read ITIL For Dummies. Or this, [Read more...]

Pope Francis Identifies The Elephant In The Room: Confusing Ideology With The Faith

“In ideologies there is not Jesus”

A month or so ago, I noted that Pope Francis and I agree about politics. You should be involved. But I also agree with what he said in his homily today. [Read more...]

Neil Gaiman: “I want to talk about what reading does. What it’s good for.”

Here’s a snippet of a great piece Neil Gaiman writes in The Guardian about reading, imagination, the future, and libraries. Heck, you could even call it a guest post by Neil. Take a look. [Read more...]

Food For Thought From St. Maximus the Confessor

And he’s not just talking about food here, either.

Learn more about him at the YIMCatholic Bookshelf.


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