June 18, 2021

Simon was a sorcerer, a rather famous and successful sorcerer.  Evidently, Simon was also at heart an honest man. When he encountered St Philip, preaching the Gospel and doing great works in Jesus’ name, Simon didn’t, as the idol maker for the goddess Diana later did to St Paul, rile up a crowd and try to get Philip killed.  What Simon did instead, was convert. But Simon’s conversion was much like yours and mine. It was incomplete and lacking in… Read more

June 17, 2021

Clergy sex abuse scandals are not limited to Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals. The Southern Baptists have been grappling — and failing to deal with — their own clergy sex abuse. I can attest from my time in several denominations through the years that the problem is a real and present danger in all of them.  It would be simple to take the militant atheist view and claim that religion itself, or maybe just Christianity, is the cause of the… Read more

June 16, 2021

President Biden is meeting with President Putin today.  What that means is that for the first time in five years, there will be one president in the room representing the United States of America, and another president in the room representing Russia.  What we had from 2017-2020 was two presidents in the room, both of them representing the interests of the Russian crime state and nobody speaking for the interests of the United States of America and the free world. … Read more

June 15, 2021

“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Jesus Christ Jesus said quite a lot about politics, but religious leaders tend to ignore all of it.  I think they ignore it is because it doesn’t fit with the fact that, however much religious leaders may try to deify themselves, they are just fallen human beings, living in a fallen world. As such, they are prey to all the same desires, ambitions and… Read more

June 14, 2021

When you are dealing with an international organization that has a proven record of corruption that runs from the top to the bottom of the organization and has continued for decades in every organizational location around the globe, you are not dealing with an organization with a few corrupt individuals. You are dealing with a corrupt organization.  Rebecca Hamilton  The “organization” I’m talking about is the Catholic Church, and the corruption is the generational, endemic, world-wide, systematically supported, aided, abetted… Read more

May 26, 2021

The McCarrick Report said what we already knew.  The Catholic Church is guilty of systemic, pervasive, from-the-pope-down enabling, supporting, and yes, participating in, sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, of every description. The victims are anybody and everybody.  Priests, bishops and cardinals have raped, abused and sodomized everybody they come into contact with, including very young children, teens, seminarians, nuns, people who go to them for counseling and each other. If it’s got a pulse, there’s a guy wearing a collar who… Read more

May 19, 2021

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,  Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,… Read more

May 16, 2021

Misogyny is a terrible sin.  The sin of clerical misogyny is the sin of the priesthood. It is, in particular, the bishops’ sin.  I know quite a number of Catholic women who are suffering painful alienation from their Church because of the sin of misogyny which is committed against them and against all women by the bishops and by various priests. The sin of misogyny is a generational evil that goes back long before the beginning of the Church. It… Read more

May 12, 2021

I have tried repeatedly to write this and couldn’t get it out. So, I’m going to do it straight and from the shoulder.  I am not sure what kind of Catholic I am anymore.  I believe in the Eucharist. I believe in what the Church teaches.  But I don’t believe that the bishops care if women are raped, tortured and murdered. I don’t believe that the men who run and control the Church care what happens to women and girls. … Read more

May 6, 2021

President Joe Biden has been out-front and publicly pro choice for decades. In all that time, the American Catholic bishops have never excommunicated him.  Now that he is president, they are suddenly making noises about how Joe Biden is causing “scandal” and, for that reason, should be denied the Eucharist. They are huffing and puffing and winding themselves up for a really big political blow in which, at long last, they fire their spiritual cannon at the president.  In normal… Read more

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