Because Joseph Was Really, Really, צדיק

 

צדיק is the Hebrew word for “righteous,” and it is an adjective that the Gospel of Matthew uses  to describe the foster father of Jesus (though he used the Greek word, δίκαιος). But it means righteous on the level of say a Moses or  an Elijah. In other words, not just a good man, but a really, really, high level, holy man, like those paragons of holiness.

Anglicized, the word is rendered as saddiq or tzadik. Do you recall the gospel reading from last Sunday? [Read more...]

A Blogger Responds: We Were Not “Outmarketed” on Gay Marriage, We Were “Outevangelized”

Different show, same topic.

Gerard Nadal doesn’t pull any punches with his response to an interview given by Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Fox News recently. Take a look.

Fox News reports that Cardinal Dolan, in an interview with David Gregory of Meet the Press, claims that the Church was “outmarketed” on the issue of gay marriage. From the report:

Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan responded, “Well, I think maybe we’ve been outmarketed sometimes. We’ve been caricatured as being anti-gay.”

He said the church supports “traditional marriage and is not “anti-anybody,” adding, “When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle.”

Without knowing it, Cardinal Dolan has identified the core of the problem. [Read more...]

A Serious Message About The Film, “Delivery Man” UPDATED

…is contained in the flyer in the photograph below. [Read more...]

Got Questions About Vatican II, Salvation, and the Unsaved?

Who doesn’t? We’re in luck, though, because Catholic World Report has an eight post symposium up on these very subjects.

Six theologians answer the following eight questions, [Read more...]

Our Bishops Get All Hard Core On The HHS Mandate

You expected me to blink?

Folks thought it couldn’t be done. Others may have thought that some of them would get all pastoral, and start squawking about how the HHS Mandate really didn’t matter.

But there’s a difference between bishops being pastoral, and bishops being forced to ignore the teachings of the Church. [Read more...]

To Avoid Being A Pelagian

He’s a Cardinal, not a Pelagian

Father Dwight Longenecker has been noodling a speech on the New Evangelization that was given recently by Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga. The speech can be read in full over at Whispers in the Loggia.

Cardinal Maradiaga, whom John Allen once described as being a good candidate to become  “Missionary-in-Chief,” said a number of great things in his speech. Things like, [Read more...]

Chalk Up A Victory Against The HHS Mandate UPDATED

D.C. Circuit Court

The opinion for the plaintiffs, Francis and Philip Gilardi, reverses a denial of a prelimary injunction against the HHS mandate handed down by a district court. The decision comes by way of the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. The plaintiffs are the owners of Freshway Foods.

Below is a snippet of the majority’s opinion. [Read more...]

Sanity Check: Is Gendercide De Facto Law in Great Britain?

It would seem so. By gendercide, I mean sex-selection abortion, as generally the feminine sex comes out on the short end of the stick. [Read more...]

Crashing the Obamacare Servers Is Easy As Pie. Here’s Why…

Photo credit: Earl of Taint (@ruffensore)

Load testing? We don’t need no stinking “load testing!”

Tom McDonald has the skinny. Prepare to be amazed.

Somebody should have read ITIL For Dummies. Or this, [Read more...]

A Site You Need To Bookmark To Keep Track Of The IRS Scandal

You can find it at Professor Paul L. Caron’s TaxProf Blog.

Based out of Pepperdine University’s School of Law, Professor Caron has a continuing post that keeps track of daily news stories focused around the continuing-to-surface IRS Scandal submarine. [Read more...]


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