Archive for the ‘DFWCatholic “Recommended Reads”’ Category

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 [...]

Aggie Catholics – WOW!

St. Ann in Coppell, TX have one of the largest youth ministries in the country.The Director of High School Ministry & Young Adults, Kurt Klement (who is an Aggie), sent the following video to me.It is an intro to the current Core Team for their You…

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 [...]

Sharia Law and Muslim Morality

To people raised in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the punishments called for in Sharia law are shocking. And even more shocking is the widespread approval of those punishments by Muslims around the world. The punishment for adultery is stoning people to death, typically by burying the offenders in sand up to their necks and then having […]

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The Heart Of The Law

In 1927 my grandfather, my father’s father died.  My dad was just 10 years old. His older brother was 13.  His four sisters were 11, 8, 5, and 2.  My grandmother was in her mid 30’s.  There was no welfare, no child support, no social security.  Then the depression hit.  My father and my uncle […]

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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 [...]

A Day In the Life of a Seminarian

After some thoughts about the foundational principles of the seminary, you get to see what the daily life of a Catholic seminarian is like.The video was done by seminarians at Holy Trinity Seminary, in Irving, TX.Another fun thing to do while watching …

Humility: Act Three

In Humility: Act I, we saw how God relates to us in humility through the very act of creation. Creating us, sustaining us and breathing his life into us. Through the incarnation, God’s taking on human nature, joining His nature with ours, and then dying for our sins was a great act of love and […]

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On Rendering To Caesar

Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? In his Gospel, Matthew (22:17) tells us that it was the Pharisees and the Herodians who tried to trap Jesus with this question. To understand the trap, it helps to understand the fact that the Pharisees and the Herodians held opposing political views. […]

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