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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 [...]

The Synod is over for now

Well now that the synod is over until they meet again next year it is time for a little wrap up. Thankfully Tom McDonald saved me from writing an inferior post so I will just point to The “Thank You God the Synod Is Over” Post. I totally agree with his synopsis concerning the synod [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 77 – 20 October 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 2 – 19 October 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 [...]

Write in Blessed Mother Teresa for this election

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The leader of Rhode Island’s Catholics suggests voters could write in Mother Teresa or sit out the Nov. 4 election because of a field of candidates he says isn’t “terribly promising” on the abortion issue. Bishop Thomas Tobin says in The Rhode Island Catholic diocesan newspaper that writing in Mother Teresa in [...]

Relatio post disceptationem

Today the Synod released Relatio post disceptationem which as Jimmy Akin describes (i.e., a report after discussion), which summarized the discussions held in the first week of the synod. As with most things regarding the Synod or the Church in general there are narrative reactions with people always looking for major changes in the Church [...]

Catholic Rapture

While the modern idea of the rapture as popularized in the 1830s by John Darby is a modern invention believed by some Protestants, there seems to be even a more modern version of the rapture regarding Catholics. Now this is all guess-work and not yet proven. Purely speculation, although it seems to fit some of [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 76 – 13 October 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 2 – 11 October 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 [...]

Go and synod no more

Well since everyone was punning on synod, decided to pun on the latter half of the word.

The Weekly Francis – Volume 75 – 6 October 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 18 September to 5 October 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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