What Does the Benghazi Scandal Have To Do With Religious Liberty?

Not the enemy of freedom

Or the IRS and AP scandals? Well, just like the claims that people of conscience make against the HHS Mandate, all of these scandals revolve around the suppression of the First Amendment rights that Americans hold sacrosanct. [Read more...]

For A Reader’s Query, A “Real” Catholic Reply (Music for Mondays)

A long time ago, over on the YIMCatholic Facebook page, I shared a music video. It’s a little ditty about the Whole Foods parking lot and it did go viral. It also made some readers scratch their heads and ask,

Did I miss something? Why is this on the YIM page? [Read more...]

To Help Fr. Pontifex Make An Album? Absolutely

The Man in Black

Before there was @Pontifex on Twitter, there was Father Pontifex, making music with the Spoken Word. [Read more...]

Neil Diamond Sings “Sweet Caroline” Today During the Eighth Inning at Fenway Park

Boston. Baseball. A Bearded Neil Diamond… [Read more...]

Because of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Day In, and Day Out

Recently a friend I met on Facebook asked folks about spiritual music. You know, something along the lines of  “what is your favorite piece of sacred music, hymn, poem, etc. ?”

The first thing that popped into my head? [Read more...]

Papal History Being Made, Right Here, Right Now UPDATED

The True, the Good, and the Beautiful

Today Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus met at Castel Gandolfo. In terms of historically rare moments, it doesn’t get much better than this. [Read more...]

The USSCB Says the HHS Mandate Violates First Amendment, Freedoms Of Religious Organizations UPDATED

Yesterday I shared a little update on what has been cooking on the HHS Mandate front, while we’ve been caught up in the Papal resignation, conclave, and installation. Thankfully, the good folks in the legal department of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops kept their eyes, and minds, glued to the chess board.

Yesterday, they published a press release with a link to the public comment the Conference made to the latest iteration of the HHS Mandate “accommodation.” In a nutshell? No joy. [Read more...]

On His Feast Day, A Song St. Joseph Might Like…

Last year on this day, I shared a letter I wrote to St. Joseph. Afterwards, I went to see if I could find any music that was inspired by him.

I came up with nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. [Read more...]

The Pope Riding the Bus Photograph…

Trying to blend in…is it working?

…is in need of a soundtrack. Someone suggested 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. But to me, a pair of tunes instantly came to mind.

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Christian Badass or Christian Coward, Which Do We Choose?

Originally written last year on the feast of St. John the Baptist, I can’t help but note that everything I’ve seen and read about Pope Francis leads me to conclude that between the two types presented in the title above, and in the narrative below, he is the former, and not the latter.

The Holy Spirit prefers the former type too, as He always has. Thanks be to God.

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Caravaggio, 1608


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