Because “It’s like in the Great Stories, Mr. Frodo…”

Back in the beginning, all of the titles for posts answered the statement of the blog title,  “Why I Am Catholic.” And so it is again for this post, because our time here on earth is like the stories of old, only with a different cast of characters. And these days, dear reader, you are no longer a spectator as when you were a child, but you are a participant, willingly or no. [Read more...]

Wisdom from Thomas Merton’s Letter to a Young Activist

Now that the presidential election is over, some of you may be feeling listless after the loss in the “biggest election of all time.” My advice? Don’t be.

Depending on where you stand politically, think about how you reacted to last nights election news.

Did you get caught up in the election cycle so much that you lost sight of the Kingdom of Heaven? A slippery slope lies between being a concerned citizen and morphing into a partisan political hack who sees everything through the lens of party and not through the lens of faith. [Read more...]

After the Election, What Really Matters…UPDATED

There will be much post-election chatter to keep us occupied for days, if not weeks. In the coming hours, much ink will be spilled on the subject and your humble blogger may even indulge in adding to the straw pile of “what it all means” recaps of the election.

But not right now.  [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput on the Politics of Secularism

In the combox this morning on the post on the new educational website launched by the USSCB, a reader notes that religious freedom is a two way street.

The concern here is America not only as a place of freedom OF religion, but also freedom FROM religion. Both must be honored in a true democracy.

I replied with a few thoughts, noting that yes it is a two-way street, and let’s make sure it isn’t a one way street to the gulag for believers.

Providentially, as no one tips me off to stuff going on within the halls of the chanceries throughout the country, Archbishop Charles Chaput launched a little YouTube video* to help answer the concerns of secularists like the reader above. [Read more...]

I Approve of the Following Message. Do You?


Protect our First Freedom, America. It’s what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would want us to do.

1,206 Facebook Followers!

Your orders for the day are to make sure that after bothering to “like” YIMCatholic on Facebook, insure that you actually get to see my posts there. Weird, I know, but FB has been weird for a while now. So weird, that they think I’ll pay for advertising. [Read more...]

When it Comes to the World, Be Like a Mouse to the Cheese

The Eucharist: the source and summit of the Christian life. Read all about it. :)

The HHS Mandate is a Very Foul and Dangerous Thing

This may surprise you, but many folks have no idea how repellent the HHS Mandate is to our way of life.

And I don’t just mean the Catholic way of life, but to the American Way of life, which rests on the rights enshrined in the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. [Read more...]

As the Organic Food Craze Runs Its Course…

Here’s something that HHS will never warn women about.

 

The irony of utilizing artificial hormones for birth control is lost on the Sex and the City crowd. They’re too concerned about buying organic veggies at Whole Foods, while putting their brains in neutral when at Walgreens and CVS.

Be weird. Be different. Take “organic” to it’s natural conclusion.

Mr. Biden Gets “the Facts” Wrong

Don Clemmer of the USCCB explains, Detective Joe Friday style.

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees: [Read more...]


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