Archives for July 2012

Obama’s war on religion (update #9)

Some battles in the war against religion (specifically Christianity – and even more specifically Catholicism) have recently gone to the good guys. This gives us hope, but falls far short of any indication that the tide has turned. This piece continues my series on the very real war on religion. My last summary was 1 […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #71)

This week: The Boy Scouts of America refuse to surrender their moral convictions. JP Catholic to offer Pillars of Catholicism. President Obama is right, you are not successful on your own. The dream presidency for the new millennium – a status update. Free cell phones for everybody. Good guys, making music. Finally a solution to […]

A Scriptural Rosary

A Scriptural Rosary is simply The Holy Rosary with a short Bible verse recited before each Hail Mary. These are read aloud in a prayer group by the leader or via a recording. They can also be used as a Rosary meditation. My favorite of this genre is from Greg and Jennifer Willits, best known […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #70)

This week: Melinda Gates is behind a controversial $4,000,000,000 population control initiative. New videos detail numerous pro-abortion advocacy examples in the Girl Scouts. Father Robert Sirico has a new book and video on moral capitalism. Calling for a girlcott for Chick-fil-A. New York City bus driver Steve St. Bernard, hero. Carmelites, coffee and Wyoming. False […]

Elsewhere: Liberal Christianity

Christianity is a moving target. What were serious sins at one time are now simply lifestyle choices. Every Christian community in 1930 strongly opposed contraception. Today it is no more sinful than taking a vitamin. Divorce, homosexual acts, killing your children in the womb – no problem for many. The bottom line is that you […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #69)

This week: Cardinal Burke’s views on the Extraordinary Form Mass. A young person’s views on the same. Father Barron reviews For Greater Glory. Using the ADA to “club” an abortion clinic. The IRS is staffing-up to enforce ObamaCare on the public. We are still very “under water” on bailing-out GM, so how is our “investment” […]

Baltimore Catechism: on contrition

Lesson 18 195Q. What is contrition or sorrow for sin? A. Contrition or sorrow for sin is a hatred of sin and a true grief of the soul for having offended God, with a firm purpose of sinning no more. “Offended” – that is, done something to displease Him. *196Q. What kind of sorrow should […]