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Voxcination

“Pope Calls For New Crusade” Thomas L. McDonald’s reply to this Vox headline is all you need to know about the strong amount of idiocy condenced down to a headline and spilled into a story. As for Vox I already knew to avoid it like the plague, but to make sure I went and got [...]

Liturgical Amnesia

I have sometimes heard the comment from various priests that they can not remember the confessions they hear and very quickly forget them. Now whether this is a genuine charism of the priesthood or something more akin to hearing the same things over and over and tuning it out I don’t know. I do have [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 70 – 18 August 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 9 to 17 August 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” and [...]

I am not a sinner

Last week I had posted about how speaking about sin and repentance was so lacking in homilies I have heard. So this story caught my eye: PORTLAND, Ore. — A chapter of a nationally-recognized Christian group that seeks to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ is under fire for teaching kids the biblical [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 69 – 11 August 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 3 to 10 August 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” and [...]

Fundamental Option Theory: The default theology

In the theological turmoil that followed the Second Vatican Council, the theory of the “fundamental option” is among the most pernicious developments. Fundamental option separates specific moral actions from a more general – fundamental – orientation of life. It holds, therefore, that specific sins do not bear on the status of one’s soul, or on [...]

Let’s Watch Doctor Who!

So who is the geekiest Catholic Apologist? No doubt it is Catholic Answer’s Jimmy Akin who has just released a new blog Let’s Watch Doctor Who! subtitled “Reviewing every Doctor Who TV story … from the beginning!” Now I just love cheesy SF and this creates a good excuse to watch the series from the [...]

Faith and Works in a Science Fiction Universe

SF Author John C. Wright was asked to write an essay for the new First Peter Five explaining how his faith influenced his science fiction writing. Few men have ever hated Christ as much as I have, before turning to love Him. Before I was a Catholic, I was an atheist, and not an atheist who [...]

High Five or Prayer

There seems to be some confusion about what certain emoji actually mean. Gawker brings us word that a TV station in Philadelphia described the emoji pictured above as being for a “high-five” of two hands slapping together, although it’s clearly supposed to be two hands held together in prayer. How do we know this? Well, [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 68 – 4 August 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 20 July to 2 August 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” [...]

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