Dawn Eden Discovers Something Important About Pope Francis’s #1 Detractor…UPDATED

Piles of shoes, Dachau

Argentinean blogger, Marcelo Gonzalez? He’s a Holocaust denier. Is there any better way to flush one’s credibility down the toilet? I can’t think of one.

Dawn writes, [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...]

Ross Douthat, Writing on “Class, Culture, and the Decline of Marriage”

Justice Anthony Kennedy, during discussion of arguments for overturning California’s Proposition 8, stated that same-sex marriage was like heading into “uncharted waters.” Not so, at least not from the perspective of the Catholic Church. She would argue that these are well known shoals, clearly labeled on the navigators’ charts.

But the culture in America is not steeped in the Church’s teaching, [Read more...]

“We Defend Traditional Marriage – and We’re Gay…”

is a Facebook page by a group of folks that could use your support.

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Even people with gay sexual orientation are allowed to support traditional marriage— 1 man, 1 woman, for life— for the good of our society or the sake of our faith. [Read more...]

Do You Fly Much? The “Librarian in Black” Has Got Your Back

Sarah Houghton is her name, and  she’s the Director of the San Rafael Public Library, out in California.  She has been blogging since 2003, sharing her knowledge of libraries and information science with folks the world over.

She has a “must read” post up today that will appeal to all freedom loving peoples. [Read more...]

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Diagnosis Becomes Pope Francis’s FRAG Order

Joe Six-Pack, USMC here with a little vocabulary lesson, and a heads up on the mission at hand. [Read more...]

The Big Ball of Flame Up in the Sky Throws a Beautiful Fit

Here’s another post by your Sun crazy blogger. There was a little black spot on the Sun a few days ago, about the size of the Earth. Then it exploded. Take a look. [Read more...]

As the Same-Sex Marriage Question Heads to the SCOTUS…

Here is a snippet of the amicus brief of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

California’s Proposition 8 encourages and supports the union of one man and one woman, as distinct from other interpersonal relationships, by giving it alone the name “marriage.” This is rationally related to legitimate state interests for several reasons. [Read more...]

BREAK: A Message From the Front Lines of “Operation Enduring Travesty” UPDATED

Joe Six-Pack, USMC (Ret.) here. You probably have never heard of the mission with that name. That’s understandable, as I just made it up, though the operation is ongoing, embarrassing, and tragic.

“Operation Enduring Travesty” is what I call what is going on with the prisoners our nation has incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, aka “GITMO.” [Read more...]

Your Must Read Post of the Day: Heather King on Pope Francis, Mercy, and Sex

I’ve shared the thoughts of Heather King in this space a time or two. Unlike me though, Heather is a gifted writer, and one who actually tossed everything from her former life away in order to pursue her writing vocation. Her conversion story is an inspiring example of God’s mercy at work.

The upshot? If you aren’t reading her blog Shirt of Flame, you should be. Consider her post on  Pope Francis today as Exhibit A in the case to convince you to read her blog (and her books!). [Read more...]