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...]

The Tweet Seen ‘Round the World…UPDATES


Wikipedia is already updated. There are lots of “firsts” here. [Read more...]

Because I Love Bacon…

Sure, I eat it sparingly, but I do enjoy the sounds, smells, and tastes of sizzling bacon. And if you love bacon, and aren’t a naturally annoying person, Christianity is the religion for you!

But don’t be a “boring, generic, Christian.” Life is too short for that. [Read more...]

Anyone Care for a Game of “Secular Media Conclave Bingo?”

I hope the pot is well financed, because there will be a ton of winners.

Check out their other card too.

The Media Conclave has been in session since February 16th. It’s amazing they haven’t chosen a Pope for us yet.

H/T The Crescat.

A Little Message About the Conclave from the Noise to Signal Ratio UPDATED

New Advent shared a piece today from the Inquirer in Philadelphia. It’s an interview of Rocco Palmo of Whispers in the Loggia. He basically says everything you need to know about the conclave right here, [Read more...]

When You Worship the Orgasm, Is Celibacy a Sin? (Tales from the MSM Catechism) UPDATED

Heresy!

Well that’s a no-brainer, citizen of the world. You betcha!

When The Orgasm is held in It’s rightful place (the center of our being), to forgo having them isn’t just weird, it’s downright sinful. [Read more...]

Smallville Sends a Cardinal Off to the Conclave UPDATED

Justin Francis Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, took wing today from the airport in Knoxville, Tennessee to gather with his peers in Rome for the conclave. [Read more...]

Your Blogger is on the Wrong Side of Public Opinion, Just Like G.K. Chesterton

Just an F.Y.I. Good news, though. The Church is on the right side of history. She always has been, and always will be. Of course, that is because the Church is like Noah’s Ark, and therefore constructed to ensure our salvation. [Read more...]

Italian Cardinal: Cardinal Mahony Could Be Asked to Skip Conclave

The Cardinal Mahony story just got bigger than the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Here’s what the Washington Post shared earlier today,

VATICAN CITY — The controversy over Cardinal Roger Mahony’s vote in the conclave that will elect a new pope has now reached the Vatican, with at least one cardinal musing aloud that the former archbishop of Los Angeles should consider staying home. [Read more...]

Voting Has Opened in the 2013 About Catholicism Readers’ Choice Awards

And you can even vote for me, kind of. This just in… [Read more...]


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