Archives for March 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #133)

This week: Another excellent video from Chris Stefanick, this time looking at The Separation of Church and State. Bishop Morlino (Madison) reflects on Pope Francis’ first year and reality vs. media twisted sound-bytes. Cardinal Burke explains that doctrine will not be changed (duh, but many are being led otherwise). If you are carrying a downs […]

Salvation is from the Jews

The Samaritans were not necessarily destined for damnation, only that being separated from the fullness of truth, their path was more problematic, difficult and uncertain. Missing parts of the faith handed-on by the prophets, and the introduction of error, hampered their journey. So it is with Protestantism, in all its diverse and contradictory forms.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #132)

This week: How we will one day view Planned Parenthood. A tough, but honest look at the nature of abortion. One man’s remarkable accomplishment to advance women’s health. A young boy honors the memory of his dad. A 90 second video gives a glimpse of war’s nightmare for children. Father Barron presents a brief overview […]

Believer or follower?

I know someone you may know. He is no atheist or agnostic, but rather a firm believer in the existence of God. He knows Jesus and fears the Lord! (Hold that “Hallelujah!” for a moment.) Not only that, this individual also knows and understands scripture very well. He quotes it with ease from memory. (Not […]

Baltimore Catechism: 2nd and 3rd commandments

Lesson 32 345Q. What is the Second Commandment? A. The Second Commandment is: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. “In vain” – that is, without necessity. 346Q. What are we commanded by the Second Commandment? A. We are commanded by the Second Commandment to speak with reverence of […]

Elsewhere: church gun raffle

Guns make me uncomfortable. People can get hurt with them. Other things that raise special caution for me are stairs and cars. Lots of people get hurt with those too, including me (hence my extra caution). Cars and stairs are not intrinsically evil, of course. They have useful functions, but can be the source of […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #131)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly is ready and calling you. The Texas Alliance for Life sounds a hopeful message. Cecile Richards speaks (almost) about when life begins. Iowa Democrat Beth Wessel-Kroeschell explains how abortion is a solution for colicky babies while other Iowa Democrats pray that God blesses their pro-abortion efforts. […]