Archives for October 2015

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #186)

This week: The ELEVENTH video documenting the evil depravity of Planned Parenthood has been released. Remembering Planned Parenthood’s “compassionate response” to 9/11. Fr. Mike Schmitz explains proper understanding of the Old Testament. Jeff Harris illustrates the false and real nature of St. Francis of Assisi. Two good video clips from the political debates. How liberal […]

Elsewhere: synod battle

The Synod on the Family is finally over, thank God. Within the next year or so, Pope Francis will (probably, although not necessarily) produce a document with some level of papal authority on it. The Holy Father is free to reject or accept the synod’s recommendations as synods have no authority beyond advisory. There is […]

Elsewhere: conscience alone

The Protestant revolution is famous for the five “solas” it invented as new doctrine. Sola scriptura (scripture alone), for example, is the doctrine that the Bible alone is the supreme authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. While the thousands of Protestant denominations are “all over the map” on what they believe, the 4 […]

Review: Unraveling My Father’s Suicide

Unraveling My Father’s Suicide is Catholic revert and blogger Kathleen Laplante’s memoir exploring the impact that her father’s suicide has had on her family. Roger Laplante died on Kathleen’s 21st birthday, the same age his father was when he too died in “suspicious circumstances”. Kathleen’s cousin Mark also died by his own hand a few […]

Very Messy Church Synod

The Catholic Church is a very messy place. It is full of flawed people (well over a billion). We all hope to become saints, but for now we are all sinners, every one of us. That is why we need the Church. Her mission is to spread the Good News, without distortion, in order to […]

The Garden of Gethsemane

Guest contributor:   Ed Trego “And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, ‘My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch.’ And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #185)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Did Fiorina lie saying “…fetus on the table, it’s heart beating…”? Planned Parenthood fact-checks itself. Pro-choice counter-points. Nancy Pelosi continues to wow us with her distinctive Catholicism devoutness. Kleenex tells one story of respect for human life. TFP Student Action answers 7 pro-choice […]