Archives for June 2015

“Gay marriage”

“Gay marriage” is simply a new legal fiction. What constitutes marriage and morality in general has never been up to government and never will be. Ideally, government is enlightened and informed by God, the creator, and recognizes all rights flow from Him. Our founding documents acknowledge this but we have “evolved” to an enlightened view of our own making to our detriment.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #174)

This week: Comedian Michael Jr talks about fatherhood. A funny spoof video on the new encyclical on the environment. A classic Fulton Sheen show on angels. When an “angel” visited a terrible auto accident. The Archdiocese of Washington’s vocational promotion video for the priesthood. Children are asked (tactfully) for their views on abortion. Andrew Klavan […]

Elsewhere: Church growth

Last month a Pew Research Center study (America’s Changing Religious Landscape) was widely covered in the media. Among the key findings is a significant decline in those who identify as Catholic (23.9% to 20.8%) or mainline Protestants (18.1% to 14.7%). Further, there has been a significant increase in those who identify as “none”(16.1% to 22.8%). […]

Elsewhere: the “eco-encyclical”

The long awaited encyclical on the environment was officially released yesterday. Laudato Si’ (“Laudato Si’, mi’ Signore” which is “Praise be to you, my Lord”) is very good, taken as a whole to teach the truth of our faith. Unfortunately, my bet is that many will pull quotes out of context to buttress partisan political […]

Against Evil

Guest contributor:   Ed Trego “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”(Ephesians 6:10-11) By all accounts Adolf Hitler killed nearly six million Jews during his reign. What many don’t […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #173)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Ascension Press has launched an excellent new video evangelism initiative. Congressman Sean Duffy makes an impassioned pro-life plea. Taylor Marshall explains five common apologetical mistakes. The 2015 graduation speech that should have been given. Watch as a fan catches a foul baseball from […]

New Evangelists Monthly – June 2015, Issue #30

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.