Your Worst Nightmares About Pope Francis? The Return of the Rock ‘n Roll Mass?

The horror…

I gotta admit, I don’t think that fear coming into being is very likely. But step back into my time machine, dial the knob back to 1966, and enjoy (if you dare) the sounds of Peter Cetera (yeah, that Peter Cetera), and The Exceptions singing their way through the Mass. [Read more...]

An Advent Mix (Music for Mondays)

It’s the first week of Advent, and though by no means is this the definitive Advent Music mix, I hope you will enjoy it. We have a couple of versions of a timeless classic, Matthew Maher, an unknown group, an ensemble, Joan Osbourne, and Rare Earth, believe it or not.

To start it off, here’s a New Wave lamentation from Naked Eyes[Read more...]

Pope Francis Cancels Vatican Halloween Celebrations?!

Strike that. There are no Vatican Halloween celebrations. You’ve been tricked.

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Lou Reed, Requiescat In Pace

I just heard the news that Lou Reed passed away. Rolling Stone has an obituary up, as does every other wire service on the planet.

If he was anything like me, he was probably a big time sinner. So I said a prayer for his soul, and the souls of everyone else who have passed on to eternity with him today. [Read more...]

A Short Communique From His Imperial Majesty’s Government…

Here’s some music to listen to too, while The Empire Shuts Down. [Read more...]

Because Jesus, His Disciples, and the Old Testament, Said Plenty About Hell

If this is MIA from the homily tomorrow, classic avoidance behavior is why

And once again, it’s inconvenient to the spirit of the age. But regardless of whether that is the case, the cycle of readings lead us to the passage where Jesus tells the story of Lazarus and the rich man in the gospel reading this Sunday. [Read more...]

NARAL Mistakes “Go Directly to Jail” Card for the “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card UPDATED

Community Chest cards are yellow. Oops.

Pope Francis, see, had a little something to say to OB/GYN’s today. It’s probably a talk the Main Stream Media missed after they put him in the “all clear/ ignore” box after yesterday’s bombshell interview. [Read more...]

Trappist Nuns in Syria to President Obama: Send Us Your Prayers, Not Your Missiles UPDATED

We heard from Pope Francis earlier today, but how about testimony from folks who are a little closer to the action? Catholic World Report has a letter from Cistercian nuns who moved their monastery to Azeir, in Northern Syria, back in 2005. Here’s a snippet from an open letter they wrote to the world a few days ago. [Read more...]

USSCB Chair to Secretary of State John Kerry: Use Diplomacy, Not Air Strikes

What a surgical strike looks like to the patient.

What follows is the letter addressed to the Secretary of State in it’s entirety.

Dear Secretary Kerry: [Read more...]

Because of the Disenchantment of Miley Cyrus UPDATED

The Smiths, disenchanted.

The other day I lamented losing an hour to reading Joseph Bottum’s personal essay about his ideas on how the Church should handle the Same Sex Marriage situation.

I would trade that experience in a heartbeat in order to get back the 8 minutes I lost in seeing the depths our culture has sunk to as Miley Cyrus performed at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. [Read more...]


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