Pope Francis With The Quote of the Week

“Dear brothers, dear friends, from this holy place I make a heartfelt plea to all people and to all communities who look to Abraham:  may we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters! May we learn to understand the sufferings of others!  May no one abuse the name of God through violence! May we work together for justice and peace! Salaam!”

- Pope Francis, Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, May 26, 2014

Stuff That Makes Me Question Authority? When The Agriculture Department Requests Tommy Guns

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Pope Francis Is Just Like Us (Exhibit # 742: He Renews His Argentine Passport)

You know how when your passport, or your drivers license, comes up for renewal, and you go through all the bureaucratic mumbo jumbo to get it renewed? So does Pope Francis. But unlike you and me, see, when Pope Francis renews his passport, it’s headline news.

I like the dead pan expression here though, don’t you? Somehow, it speaks volumes to me. [Read more...]

CVS Stops Selling Tobacco Products, But You Can Still Buy Your Sex Toys There

More news that is being greeted with hosannas from the world today is the decision by CVS Caremark Corp. to stop selling tobacco products in their pharmacies come October.

We’re being told that this is all in the interest of the health and well-being of customers. Because, [Read more...]

To Celebrate 30 Years Of Diplomatic Relations Between The United States And The Vatican

Yes, while the rest of the world was celebrating the 30th birthday of the Macintosh computer, I was more interested in the amazing fact that before 1984, the United States didn’t have an ambassador to the Vatican. That’s right. China, for example, had diplomatic ties with the Vatican before the Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave did.

Here’s a little video commemorating this important anniversary. Roll tape. [Read more...]

Secretary John Kerry Gets An Earful From The Vatican SecState Regarding The HHS Mandate

“Ahem. About the recent domestic unpleasantness with the Little Sisters of the Poor, Papa Francesco is not ‘amused.’

The big headline was all about Pope Francis’s strong words regarding the horror of abortion. Let others be shocked that il Papa stands for the culture of life. The neat thing to me was that the comments were made to the envoys to the Holy See. Ambassadors will have a few things to report back to their respective Chief Executives, etc.

The tidbit that stealthily stood out to me, though, was the mention of the 100 minute long meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Vatican Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin. They discussed, among other important things, the HHS Mandate. Francis X. Rocca of the Catholic News Service spells it out below, [Read more...]

U.S. News Didn’t Dodge The Bigotry Bullet; They Loaded The Weapon, And Pulled The Trigger

That’s how I read their editor’s statement, written by Brian Kelly. Titled as a “Statement on Controversy About Catholics on the Supreme Court,” Kelly begins with, [Read more...]

Good News On The HHS Mandate Front From The Pennsylvania Sector…

A preliminary injunction from the HHS Mandate has been granted to the Dioceses of Erie, and Pittsburgh in the Keystone State.

This out of GoErie.com, [Read more...]

Remember All The “Premature” HHS Mandate Lawsuits? They’re Mature Now…

I reckon they were in the incubator long enough, because they can head to court once again. Remember when Belmont Abbey College tried to sue the HHS Department back in February, 2012? By summer, two lower courts had dismissed the Colleges’ case as  being premature. But now, the time is right. [Read more...]

Pope Francis Identifies The Elephant In The Room: Confusing Ideology With The Faith

“In ideologies there is not Jesus”

A month or so ago, I noted that Pope Francis and I agree about politics. You should be involved. But I also agree with what he said in his homily today. [Read more...]


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