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Get your FREE copy of “Persuasive Pro-Life” by Trent Horn

Lifted from Brandon Vogh’s blog regarding a great book I previously reviewed. Some REALLY exciting news on this otherwise sobering day: Today, January 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion throughout the United States. In an effort to combat abortion and spread the gospel of [...]

A Party of Sir Robins

Yesterday I saw news that there won’t be a vote today on a 20-week abortion ban. Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist gives some background in her post Why Everyone Should Be Terrified By The GOP’s Abortion Bill Debacle, Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court legalizing abortion on demand throughout pregnancy. The pro-life [...]

Book Review – Memoirs of a Happy Failure

When I first came across Alice Von Hildebrand while watching Mother Angelica Live I was rapidly impressed with her. Her quick wit, intelligence, and common sense was a delight. Since then I have been interested in what she had to say. Around the same time I became acquainted with the works of her late husband [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 87 – 20 January 2015

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 9 – 19 January 2015. 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 [...]

Brace yourself

During lunch I noticed the activity in my news reader regarding an interview Pope Francis gave today on the airplane. I had already come to the conclusion that if pope’s never again gave an interview on a plane trip that would be just fine. The medium of an interview on a plane just is really [...]

1966 Time Capsule Discovered in Cathedral Altar

This story involves the renovation of the Cathedral in my diocese. Where were you on Feb. 22, 1966? A few people can say that they were in the Cathedral of St. Augustine placing a time capsule inside the main altar. Brian Baker, whose company, Baker Liturgical Art is overseeing the renovation of the Cathedral Basilica [...]

Book Review – Transforming Parish Communications

My conversion to the faith and the rise of the Internet and social networking occurred in roughly the same time period. So my interest in this intersection regarding how it relates to the faith has been continually of interest to me. EWTN and Catholic Answers both had websites around 1996 and the Vatican came on [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 86 – 12 January 2015

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 1 November 2014 – 10 January 2015. 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][akin]. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly [...]

Remind me again why I vote?

Living in Florida I could have sworn I voted for a state constitutional amendment – Florida Definition of Marriage back in 2008. I was sure that it had passed by 62%. I also thought that we lived in a republic with a representational government. Silly me. Should have remembered we live in a judgocracy. Usually [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 85 – 6 January 2015

Note: There is still a large backlog of material not yet translated into English. After auditing material released during the last year I found several items that I had missed or had been published later. This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 21 March 2014 – 6 January [...]

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