Archives for May 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #138)

This week: Denzel Washington offers surprisingly good advice to young actors. Chris Stefanick has a new video on Korean war hero Fr. Kapaun. A Google map on where the Apostles died. A toddler falls off a second story ledge. A blunt sermon on the worship of false idols. The story of two close friends, their […]

Parish life: golf classic

There are several Catholic fraternal organizations around the world. Their mission is to support the parish, including charitable fundraising efforts. The largest of these organizations is the Knights of Columbus. In my parish, among the Knights’ largest fundraisers is the annual Golf Classic. We have had 3 of these annual events so far and they […]

Elsewhere: Episcopal meltdown

It has been exactly 1 year since my Episcopal experiment piece. Once a thriving, orthodox Christian community with beliefs similar to Catholicism, they have now embraced every progressive desire. Contraception, remarriage, married priests, married bishops, women priests, women bishops, gay priests, gay bishops, gay married priests, gay married bishops, cross-dressing clergy, abortion, new age thinking […]

Life and death

While human dignity is equal, “abundance” is not. It is quality of life right now, but very different from the secular sense of material things, good fortune, family or even health. It is true joy in life through embracing Jesus Christ with our whole heart and trusting in Him above all else. It is living “God’s way,” by His will and not our own.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #137)

This week: Kevin Durant – (first) class act, (second) MVP. You are probably more familiar with Dies Irae (“song of the dead”) then you think. It is graduation time again. Fr. Barron reviews the movie Noah. New evidence shows the convicted Philadelphia priests were probably innocent. Which makes sense, ad orientem or versus populum? Tara […]

Our Father

Guest contributor:   Bruce Margine As I attended Stations of the Cross during Lent – and as I listened and watched Father walk from Station to Station in the Church – I was recalling a few years ago walking the actual way of the Cross in Jerusalem. I’ve tried, probably like never before to enter […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #136)

This week: The May issue of New Evangelists Monthly is ready and calling you. The Third Way, a beautiful film on Catholic teaching on same sex attraction, is out. Busted Halo offers a primer on how Saints are canonized. Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles were featured in a segment on CBS Sunday Morning. A […]