Like Only Nixon Could Go To China, Can Only Pope Francis Preach About The Devil?

Let me tell you about the Adversary…

Show of hands, how many of you have you heard your parish priest mention the Devil in a homily? Pope Francis doesn’t seem self conscious, or embarrassed, about doing so.

This excerpt is from yesterday’s Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae, [Read more…]

If Only I Could Get A Room At St. Martha’s House!

Then I could attend daily mass with Pope Francis. Of course, I can get the next best thing, by following along with Vatican Radio’s coverage.

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis, during Mass at the Casa Santa Martha on Saturday morning, invited people to proclaim Jesus with joy and to avoid being “closed in on ourselves”. Speaking to those gathered which included employees of the Vatican Post Office and the Santa Martha Pediatic Dispensary, the Pope focused on the theme of Evangelization during his homily. [Read more…]

A Great Tweet From Pope Francis Today…

It’s basically something I’ve been telling my children forever…

And do great things, while always giving thanks to God!

H/T YOUCAT

Preliminary Injunction Granted to Seneca Hardwood Lumber Company from the HHS Mandate Rules

Back on April 19th, a family owned lumber company in Pennsylvania received some good news in their fight to not be forced to divorce their consciences from their actions. Courthouse News Service has the story. [Read more…]

The Boston Bombers’ Turning to Religion Caused Them to Murder and Maim Innocents? UPDATED

That seems to be the thesis over at the Wall Street Journal.

Once known as a quiet teenager who aspired to be a boxer, Tamerlan Tsarnaev delved deeply into religion in recent years at the urging of his mother, who feared he was slipping into a life of marijuana, girls and alcohol. Tamerlan quit drinking and smoking, gave up boxing because he thought it was in opposition to his religion, and began pushing the rest of his family to pursue stricter ways, his mother recalled. [Read more…]

Anderson Cooper Tacks To Windward, Asks Hard Questions About the Gosnell Case

I’m not sure if you were able to see the telecast from his show last night, so I’ll embed the video here. [Read more…]

Speaking of Arguments, Monsignor Benson Continues His on the Mystical Body of Christ


A few days ago, I shared a few thoughts of a convert named Robert Hugh Benson on how the Church views Jesus Christ, yesterday, today, and until the end of time.

While reading his thoughts (continued below), ponder the radical idea that one day, you and I may actually be considered “early Christians,” and how as Catholics, we are┬áthe Church right here, and right now. [Read more…]

Papal History Being Made, Right Here, Right Now UPDATED

The True, the Good, and the Beautiful

Today Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus met at Castel Gandolfo. In terms of historically rare moments, it doesn’t get much better than this. [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 ┬áPope Francis today as Exhibit A in the case to convince you to read her blog (and her books!). [Read more…]