For today, we have another martyr, of the type that needs not much of an introduction. You know the type, or do you? The story of St. Thomas Becket shows us that yes, people can change when they answer the call of conversion, open themselves to God, and allow the circumcision of their hearts. [Read more…]
Sorry I didn’t get your present out on Christmas Day, but it’s still Christmas, so who’s counting? Besides, what does a blogger give to the good folks who take a few minutes out of their day to stop by and see what’s cookin’ at Frank’s place? [Read more…]
Maybe. You see, my wife alerted me to this story on NPR about needy Cistercian monks exporting beer to pay for building repairs. But she quickly followed it up with, “there’s none sold in Tennessee.”
Figures. Teri Schultz shares the story. [Read more…]
Thoughts on the Sanctity of Life Triggered by Seeing the Film “Lincoln” on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
How does one believe in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and then deny personhood when conception occurs nowadays?
That’s the thought that popped into my head when I came across the following passage in a dusty volume printed in 1913. [Read more…]
Given that Alfred Hitchcocks’ life has been in the news of late, what with the film Hitchcock hitting the theaters, I was happy to learn that he returned to the Catholic faith of his youth (if he strayed), and died in the resting arms of the Church.
This touching story, told by Fr. Mark Henninger, SJ, appeared in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It’s an eye-opening eyewitness account of Alfred Hitchcock, fellow Catholic. [Read more…]
I admit it. I love airshows. I snapped the photograph below when we went to see the Blue Angels. The static displays, the tours, the corn dogs, and of course, the flight demonstrations. Love it! [Read more…]
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…]
If you choose to accept it. [Read more…]