Archives for June 2014

Baltimore Catechism: 7th to 10th commandments

Lesson 34 373Q. What is the Seventh Commandment? A. The Seventh Commandment is: Thou shalt not steal. Stealing is one of those vices of which you have to be most careful. Children should learn to have honest hearts, and never to take unjustly even the smallest thing; for some begin a life of dishonesty by […]

Bread of Life

Needless to say, this did not calm the Jews. They did not say “oh, we see… that explains it!” In fact, this was quite upsetting. It sounds like cannibalism and that is about as abhorrent to Jews as you can get. Jesus had moved well beyond the point where this might have been considered a symbolic thing. The Jews got that.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #141)

This week: Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko is presented in a new documentary film on Poland in the Solidarity era. A first date recorded for posterity. High school students support…   their janitor. The Croatian National Tourist Board has an official video (yawn), BUT it really will make you want to go there. Elevators, just say […]

Elsewhere: American women religious

Most countries have an organization to support their vowed women religious. In the United States, we uniquely have two. There is the older (1956), Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) and the newer, smaller Council of Majors Superiors of Women Religious. The later was established in 1992 in direct response to the former evolving further […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #140)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly is ready and calling you. Clay Christensen explains the role of religious freedom and the success of democracy. A well known star’s abortion testimonial. Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funded sex education program. A “transgender Episcopalian priest” to speak at the (Episcopalian) Washington National Cathedral. A beautiful video […]

New Evangelists Monthly – June 2014, Issue #18

Enjoy this month’s edition of New Evangelists Monthly – an informal, dynamic, crowd-sourced “meta-magazine” showcasing the best posts faithful Catholic bloggers. In this and every issue, you will find many different, but faithfully Catholic viewpoints, insights and perspectives.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #139)

This week: Live Action’s Planned Parenthood video highlights – see for yourself their real nature. Chris Stefanick looks at the life of St. John Paul II. Social media, anything but. Comcast, Verizon, et al want to erect Internet toll booths (hint: they get more of your money in the end). Boko Haram and our decisive […]