Father’s Day Horror Becomes A Father’s Day Miracle…

If you were shocked and saddened at the news of a shooting that took place at St. James Catholic Church in Ogden Utah, you aren’t alone.

No one expects violence of that sort to take place on a Sunday, during Mass, in America. The prayers and outpouring of support directed to the family of the victim, and his parish community, overflowed the cup of tribulation.

You see, less than 24 hours after the shooting, James Evans is expected to fully recover. As of right now, I’m calling this the Father’s Day Miracle. Roll clip! [Read more…]

Did You See the 60 Minutes Piece on Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia?

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Check it out right here. The segment is called God’s Architect, and it is quite fascinating. [Read more…]

Do We Have the Will To Remove The Infrastructure of Tyranny We Have Erected?

Think, think, think…

I’m not going to waste a lot of your time recapping what you are already being bombarded with in the news these past few days. The IRS Scandal, everyone is fair game to be spied on, etc.

Justice Antonin Scalia put it well when he wrote the dissent (which was supported also by Justices Kagen, Sotomayor, and Ginsberg) recently in the Supreme Court decision for allowing DNA swabs to be conducted on anyone who is arrested. [Read more…]

It’s Not Everyday That The New York Times Says The Obama Administration Has Lost All Credibility…UPDATED

But that’s what The Gray Lady did this evening. It’s kind of fitting that it coincides with the anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. Have a look see,

President Obama’s Dragnet

By The Editorial Board

Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights. [Read more…]

Cardinal Dolan on the HHS Mandate: “If we give in now, they will not leave us alone.”

Photo Credit: Seth Wenig/AP

Kathryn Jean Lopez, a blogger neighbor of mine here at Patheos, and a writer for National Review Online, has been closely following the story that the New York Times published back on Sunday. More importantly, she has been following the response of Cardinal Timothy Dolan after the story was published. [Read more…]

The Archdiocese of New York Responds to the New York Times Piece From Sunday…

 

Source,

May 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2013

STATEMENT OF JOSEPH ZWILLING IN RESPONSE TO NEW YORK TIMES STORY [Read more…]

Archdiocese of New York Health Plan Covers Contraception and Abortion Services

According to Sharon Otterman of the New York Times. Cardinal Dolan? Say it ain’t so! The story ran yesterday and it begins as follows, [Read more…]

Jesuits “Lied for Jesus” About This Priest For 40 Years…UPDATED

As you might guess, this turns out badly.

It’s timely that I posted something earlier  about the sexual abuse scandals, whistleblowers, and how lying about them for Jesus has damaged the Church. And when I say Church, I mean the present, and future, faithful. Not the buildings, or the hierarchy. I mean the full Body of Christ in the world.

Manya Brachear of the Chicago Tribune has the scoop on how the headline above came to be from a story that hit the wires just a little while ago. [Read more…]

Meet the “Catholic Whistleblowers,” Learn the Fate of Father Fugee, and Revisit “Lying for Jesus”

You may recall the recent goings on in the Archdiocese of Newark related to the scandal of sexual abuse of minors. Well, a number of priests and religious have banded together to form a posse of sorts, and they call their little band of brethren the Catholic Whistleblowers. Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times shares the story up about them. [Read more…]

This Just In! IRS Seeking Agency Name Change…UPDATED

Their fetching new logo…

The IRS, seeking to shed its image as a benign, and somewhat boring, revenue collection agency of the US Government, has asked the President to allow the agency to be more suitably named.
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