Archives for August 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #109)

This week: A love letter from Fred. A new version of Mary of Nazareth. Jackie Francois on the “ache of singlehood.” Father Barron’s new video on the Real Presence. The Knights of Columbus’ “Big Mountain Jesus.” You have a new friend request…   Shocking prayers from Iowa Democrats. — 1 — This is the story […]

Not in scripture: everyone goes to heaven?

Universalism is the heretical belief that all are eventually saved. This is not just the hope that everyone will be saved, but that they ARE saved. Nor should this be confused with redemption, which was purchased with our Lord’s blood on the cross. Christ died for all, every person without exception, but sadly not every […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #108)

This week: Father John Hollowell’s homily on “who am I to judge.” Father Barron explains why communion is much more than a meal. Scott Hahn discusses the biblical basis for the assumption of Our Lady. A new video production from Outside da Box. A priest vocation video from the Archdiocese of Washington. Two priests are […]

Elsewhere: backing into heaven

The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is what it is, regardless of less than ideal environments. In war, the hood of a jeep has served as the altar of sacrifice. In distant jungles, a church sanctuary may be only the area under a thatched roof. In countries where religious freedom is suppressed, Mass must […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #107)

This week: The victim of a federal judge’s order to keep a Mississippi abortuary open is removed by ambulance. A “pro-choice” mob enters a Cathedral during Mass to vandalize that sacred space and threaten parishioners. A sidewalk counselor convinces a father to save his child. The Nuns on the Bus have a new, enthusiastic supporter. […]

Baltimore Catechism: on the sacramentals

Lesson 27 292Q. What is a sacramental? A. A sacramental is anything set apart or blessed by the Church to excite good thoughts and to increase devotion, and through these movements of the heart to remit venial sin. It is not the sacramental itself that gives grace, but the devotion, the love of God, or […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #106)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly is complete and ready for you. Alex Jones recalls his entry into the Catholic Church. The “cosmological argument” for the existence of God. Jim Gaffigan, a comedian and a Catholic. The latest Outside da Box video. When arguing is necessary. How they build the Tesla model […]