Archives for December 2015

Shame on you EWTN

EWTN is the worldwide voice of true, orthodox Catholicism. It is a role it sought and a role it usually fulfills superbly. It operates at a high standard when it speaks, carefully presenting what the Magisterium has taught through the ages, no more and no less. Generally, its representatives model Christian behavior well. EWTN is […]

Merry Christmas

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the […]

Elsewhere: welcome CEO Catholics

This year, like every year, we will see strange faces on Christmas. Some of those folks will be from far away, visiting friends and family. Others live nearby, maybe living closer to the church than we do, but strangers to us. They are the Christmas and Easter Only (CEO) subset of fallen-away Catholics. While we […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #190)

This week: Ken Yasinski reflects on the nature of Christmas Peace. The Vatican Christmas tree is in St. Peter’s Square for the 33rd year. Nativity scenes from around the world are displayed in Rome. A school district edits the heart out of A Charlie Brown Christmas. A New South Wales Catholic Education office performs a […]

Elsewhere: quoting St. Francis

We have all heard the famous quote from St. Francis: “Preach the Gospel always. When necessary, use words.” It seems that a month does not go by that I do not hear or read it somewhere from a well intentioned source. It drives me nuts. St. Francis never said this. St. Francis never would say […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #189)

This week: The latest issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. Keeping focused on Advent. CS Lewis also wrote about “the other” coming of our Lord. A young woman becomes a postulant of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. Kids are blown-away by a lunchroom drama unfolding around them. Taking an itsy-bitsy closer look […]

New Evangelists Monthly – December 2015, Issue #36

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.