If youâ€™ve been following along with my A to Z posts, you might have noticed I skipped right over the letter K. Hereâ€™s the thing. I was ready to publish a post about kenosis and kerygma (sounds like a barn burner, no?), but I just couldnâ€™t shake a different K-word. Kermit, as in Kermit Gosnell, the doctor currently on trial in Philadelphia for first and third-degree murders.
“We shouldnâ€™t treat unequal issues as if they are equal.“ Congratulations to last weekâ€™s giveaway winner Rick Garland! Enter to win a your own copy of Indivisible! Simply leave a comment here. Next Wednesday, August 1, we will randomly select this weekâ€™s winner. Giveaway sponsored by The Maximus Group. You also can buy Indivisible from … [Read more…]
Well-intentioned axiom has out-lived its usefulness, should be retired. Weâ€™ve all been there. Youâ€™re way behind on laundry so you dig deep into your closet, rummaging through clothing you havenâ€™t worn in years. Amid all the outmoded items you find what appears to be a gem, something you used to wear all the time.Â Okay, it … [Read more…]
Obama administration empowers dissident Catholics to represent the Church, tries to shift conversation from religious freedom to contraception. â€œClick, click.â€ Did you hear that? Itâ€™s the sound of the Obama administration taking aim at the Catholic Church. Iâ€™m sure there are some who disagree with me, who want me to just relax and stop with … [Read more…]
“With all the problems in this world, with the economy, with terrorism, with our country being sold to China, with Iran possibly becoming a nuclear power, with all these things, why is [the Obama administration] so obsessed on reproductive services? When did reproductive services become the national cry of our nation? When did it become … [Read more…]
The desire to have a family leaves couple stranded with a moral dilemmaÂ Editor’s Note: In 1987 the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the direction of Pope Blessed John Paul II and prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), issued a document known as Donum Vitae (“The Gift of Life”). … [Read more…]
Joel and I often say that the â€œattitudeâ€ of this blog embodies what a practicing Catholic ought to be — intentionally, joyfully, and faithfully Catholic all the time. Our blog posts attempt to be the antidote to the perception that piety is boring or that the Church is filled with â€œsour-faced saints,â€ as St. Teresa … [Read more…]
The 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22, in 258 locations in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and Spain. See the list of locations to get involved in the campaign nearest you!
Remember that post I wrote about how annoyed I get when clapping occurs during Mass? Well, I might have abonded ship and started a thundering ovation had I been present at the Mass recorded in the video below. Check out Father Aquinas M. Nichols’ (pastor of theÂ Basilica of St. JohnÂ in Des Moines, Iowa) homily titled … [Read more…]