Archives for April 2012

Obama’s war on religion (update #6)

More and more people are beginning to understand the staggering implications of the war on religious liberty. It has united all of the Catholic bishops, together with leaders of other religions and other people of good will who simply want to preserve and protect the constitution. This is not a war we started or want, […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #61)

This week: A powerful video: If I wanted America to fail. Father Z takes us on a trip down memory lane with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The Mississippi governor nails it. What a post-ObamaCare world will look like. Wheelchairs are so 20th century. Federal debt is an enormous social justice issue. A quote […]

Not in scripture: on abortion

Catholics believe human life begins at conception. At that time, a new human being is created with his or her unique DNA. Regardless of circumstances, even very tragic circumstances, choosing to terminate that life is murder in God’s eyes. This is the well-documented belief of the Church from the time of Jesus onward. The Holy […]

Baltimore Catechism: on the gifts and fruits of the Holy Ghost

Lesson 16 *176Q. What are the effects of Confirmation? A. The effects of Confirmation are an increase of sanctifying grace, the strengthening of our faith, and the gifts of the Holy Ghost. “Increase,” because we must be in a state of grace, that is, having already sanctifying grace in our souls when we receive Confirmation. […]

Elsewhere: administration operative says moms do no work

Ann Romney is the mother of 5 boys, 16 grandchildren, wife of 43 years, and a cancer survivor currently battling multiple sclerosis. Mitt met Ann when he was a Cub Scout and in the ever-optimistic parlance of the liberal media, this is the “first marriage” for each of them. This is widely known, including by […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #60)

This week: Several new vocational videos. An update on a falsely convicted priest. Issues for Catholics, other Christians and all Americans to consider in November. It’s back to church time at the White House. Jesse Jackson: Jesus was an occupier. Catholic church bowling alleys – who knew? Born again Catholics. — 1 — The Diocese […]

Not in scripture: about real presence

Catholics believe in the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist. Bread and wine literally become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus. This is the well-documented belief of the Church from the time of Jesus onward. The Holy Bible itself is also quite clear, requiring something akin to a Herculean effort to […]