A Few Words For Wednesday (Music Edition)

It’s kind of like this, see.

Ah, words. Can’t live with ‘em; can’t live without ‘em. Right now, I can’t live with ‘em.
There are better bloggers whom you can read today, though. Head on over to the Catholic Channel homepage for a bushel of their good stuff.

Or, put your headphones on and you can listen to a few of my favorite tunes instead.

 

U2, Mysterious Ways.
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Bigotry Watch: Chuck Norris, Or U.S. News and World Report? UPDATED

Seriously? I mean you just knew that Chuck Norris was not going to be the bad guy in this post. Right? [Read more...]

BREAKING: SCOTUS Suspends Same-Sex Marriages In Utah

The Associated Press shared the news a few minutes ago.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue. [Read more...]

Because the Mandated HHS Rules Strike at the Heart of Freedom

Originally, this post was published in mid-January, 2012. A few days later, the thoughts I read by John Courtney Murray, SJ, inspired me to draft the little petition that, with the help of 29,000+ folks, got the White House’s attention when they determined that the HSS Mandate was, for the Church, a “fait accompli.”

Given Justice Sotomayor’s decision to block the Administration’s HHS Mandate toward’s The Little Sisters of the Poor, I’ve decided to dust this off and republish it. [Read more...]

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...]


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