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Jesus Calls Us To A Higher Standard

A young woman named Jill had been dating her boyfriend Tom for several months, and they had become very close; in fact, the two of them were seriously discussing marriage, and even considered themselves engaged to be engaged. There was one hitch, however: Jill hadn’t yet met Tom’s parents. They’d been putting this off, for […]

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Scandal and Inspiration

Some stories are scandalous, others inspirational, but seldom does the same story merit both adjectives. “The Lavish Homes of American Archbishops,” does. First the scandal. The story notes, with vivid pictures, that 10 out of 34 U.S. Catholic Archbishops live in homes valued at over $1 million. For example: New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan lives […]

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Top 10 Reasons College Students Need Catholic Campus Ministry

Top 10 Reasons College Students Need Catholic Campus Ministry10 – Get answers to questions. You might have questions and you are bound to run into other students who have questions about the Catholic Church. Campus ministries can help you find the…


“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 [...]

Do Animals go to Heaven?

Q – What is the Church’s teaching on the moral and spiritual status of animals, especially after the animal’s death? I am under the impression that the Church has taught that animals have no souls and so would not enjoy the Beatific Vision after dea…

The One Who Holds The Keys

On the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are presented with two figures who are given keys. The first is Eliakim.  Eliakim was the secretary to Shebna the Master of King Hezekiah’s palace back in the 8th century before Christ. According the first reading from Isaiah, Shebna lost favor with the Lord and was replaced by Eliakim. Isaiah […]

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Let It Be Done For You As You Wish

One of my favorite scriptural passages to use during the Rite of Baptism is found in the Gospel of Matthew (19:13-15): Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people; but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder […]

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Politics And The Pulpit

The question of whether politics should have a place in the pulpit has been with us for decades. At times dormant, it has arisen again as the 2014 elections draw near, and it poses a dilemma for religious leaders. The IRS rules forbid religious groups from direct or indirect involvement in political campaigns or for […]

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