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Queer Santas: Holy Violence

I can almost always rely on maximum spin and distortion for a story from the Religion News Service. This article by Kimberly Winston delivered via RNS and Crux is very laughable in a sad way. Were some Catholic saints transgender? Berkeley show raises eyebrows BERKELEY, Calif. — Step into the one-room art gallery inside the [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 79 – 10 November 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 10 May – 9 November 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” [...]

“Manly virtues are downplayed—even shamed”

Another excellent column by Msgr. Charles Pope. If the ladies will pardon me (for women have their own sort of strength), I want to issue a special summons to men, especially fathers, husbands, and priests. The summons is simple: be a man. We need men in these dark days, men who will heroically speak and [...]

Vile Proselytism

Despite the good intentions of some in spreading the Gospel. Sometimes it can go totally awry with proselytism in the pejorative sense. Case in point: Sioux Falls officials could face a cloudy legal fight over a dispute about religious artwork that students painted on two city-owned snowplows despite a disclaimer that is being added to [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 78 – 3 November 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 4 October – 1 November 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” [...]

Review: Persuasive Pro-Life

I have been very impressed with the work of Trent Horn of Catholic Answers. I always enjoy when he is answering calls on Catholic answers and his last book Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity was excellent. So when I had heard he was writing a new book [...]

Lost in Translation

Maureen aka suburbanbanshee posts Worst Vatican Translation Yet at # Over the Rhine and Into the Tiber On October 27th, Pope Francis addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and talked about evolution as one of God’s probable methods of Creation. News reports in English had the Pope saying, “God is not a divine being.” What the Pope [...]

Review: The Hobbit Party

When it comes to books regarding J.R.R. Tolkien and his books it has become much like scripture interpretation. Which means in this case is that you learn much more about the philosophy of the author and very little about Tolkien’s works. Famously his books have been taken up by socialists who rather crazily assumed he [...]

An Introduction to Markdown

If you blog, write notes, write articles or books, or any form of writing with formatted text you might want to consider using Markdown. John Gruber who created Markdown a decade ago describes it this way: Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax that allows you to write in an text editor and then have [...]

Marvin: An App Review

I love to read and mostly I have transitioned over almost totally to ebooks. That transition started four years ago with the introduction of the original iPad in April of 2010. At the start the apps for reading ebooks was rather limited with only basic features. The original version of iBooks was pretty good and [...]

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