Did You Know St. Thomas Aquinas Preached A Sermon on Lying?

I didn’t either, until earlier this year when I picked up a copy of The Aquinas Catechism, published by Sophia Institute Press.

Alert! This is a very long post. Just FYI. [Read more...]

Intermission

So I’ve been informed that Patheos is doing another behind-the-scenes makeover of the website. The upshot? I won’t be able to post anything today as the elves do their work. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite songs which you may enjoy while you wait patiently for a post. Or, you can go read something controversial. Like a post about Hell. Or perhaps a post about Lying.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Motels, Suddenly, Last Summer.
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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...]

We Live On An Unusual Planet In An Unusual Solar System. That’s Two “Unusuals.”

Or so we thought…
Image Credit: Robert Krulwich/NPR

Yesterday, I was going on about the Sun. Today, Robert Krulwich, of NPR’s science desk, has a very interesting piece up today on a blog that is written and illustrated by him.

It’s called, Our Very Normal Solar System Isn’t Normal Anymore. [Read more...]

What’s The Sun Got To Do With That Weird Weather We’ve Been Having?

I don’t know, but it’s completely out of our hands. Maddening, isn’t it? [Read more...]

Bishop O’Connell Accepts Resignations of Youth Ministers Who Enabled Fr. Fugee, And Of Parish Pastor UPDATED

Fr. Michael Fugee, center, with his longtime friends Michael and Amy Lenehan.

The tremors out of the Archdiocese of Newark can still be felt. The latest news concerns the termination of lay youth ministers, Michael and Amy Lenehan, longtime friends of Fr. Fugee

Below is a copy of Bishop O’Connell’s e-mail to priests dated yesterday afternoon announcing the above developments. [Read more...]

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...]


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