Archives for August 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #74)

This week: A look at 2016: Obama’s America. Father Barron on Catholic Social Teaching. Andrew Klavan’s Economic Smackdown: Paul Ryan vs. Barack Obama. Pillars of Catholicism now available (free!). Inexpensively converting existing cars into hybrids. Unintentionally tearing down the highway at 115 mph, police in chase. A random thought. — 1 — When we vote, […]

Reformation or revolution?

In the early 16th century, there were problems in the Church founded by our Lord, Jesus Christ. These problems wounded the Church and were born of sins and poor judgment of imperfect shepherds. As a matter of fact, the institutional Church was not perfect even in the early years nor is she perfect today. She will always need renewal and reformation, but she will prevail.

Elsewhere: Jesus on gay “marriage”

Some people assert that Jesus never said that gays could not marry. This is wrong on so many levels. For starters, Jesus never explicitly said that men could not marry farm animals nor that women could not marry vegetables. Such wonky logic! The obviousness of these things in biblical times precluded any need for additional […]

Myth: Catholic’s “re-sacrifice” Jesus at Mass

In the Catholic sanctuary, the altar is more than a table to hold scripture. It is the altar of sacrifice upon which bread and wine, no different than that which Jesus consecrated at the last supper, are taken by God’s angel to His altar in heaven. From Him we receive the sacred body and blood of His Son. The priest in persona Christi (in the person of Christ) says the words of consecration but the words are of Jesus and the place is the last supper, His passion and Calvary. We are there, along with all the angels and saints of heaven.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #73)

This week: Paul Ryan, just another “Catholic” politician? God’s Story – the history of everything important. Episcopal parish converts en masse. Cardinal Raymond Burke discusses the LCWR. Gays at Chick-fil-A show their rainbow colors. A 4-part video series on Sexual Brokenness. How new technology helps a disabled two-year old. — 1 — Have you ever […]

The Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a service organization of faithful, Catholic men. A service organization in their very significant support of the whole Church, their parishes, the priesthood and individual parishioners. Faithful as “practical Catholics,” men who believe and live by that which Holy Mother Church teaches.

Baltimore Catechism: on confession

Lesson 19 208Q. What is Confession? A. Confession is the telling of our sins to a duly authorized priest, for the purpose of obtaining forgiveness. “Duly authorized” – one sent by the bishop of the diocese in which you are. “Forgiveness.” You might tell a priest all your sins while in ordinary conversation with him, […]