Monthly Archives: August 2013

Throwing out men into priesthood

Read about this seminarian who wants to be thrown out of seminary!

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Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Political Scientist Unafraid to Talk God, Has Died

“Public intellectuals, much of the time at least, should be party poopers,” Jean Bethke Elshtain declared in 2001. Elshtain, who died Sunday at age 72, formally spent her last 18 years at the University of Chicago Divinity School, but throughout … Continue reading

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Russell Shaw on Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

Two days after Pope Francis’ now famous remarks on homosexuals and homosexuality, I heard a homily in which the homilist said Francis was giving us light “to see things in a way we never saw them before.” That certainly is … Continue reading

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The Decline of the Family and the Death of Faith

Traditional theories of secularization maintain that religious decline led to the deterioration of the family. Not so, argues Mary Eberstadt in her new book How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization (Templeton Press, 2013). Eberstadt is a leading … Continue reading

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“Thou Wert Raised Body and Soul into the Glory of Thy Son”

A lovely Marian hymn for today’s Feast:

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Pray for Egypt’s Christians

It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott the Christians” on walls, supervised by an adult. While … Continue reading

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Mystery priest, unveiled…Erin go Bragh!

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City. … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics

“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men” — George Orwell

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More info on mysterious priest….

Last Sunday morning, August 4, 2013, on a lonely open stretch of Missouri highway, 19-year-old Katie Lentz was struck head-on by a drunk driver, 26-year-old Aaron Smith. Emergency workers struggled for an hour and a half to free Lentz, pinned inside her … Continue reading

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Rubio and Legislative Prayer

At practically all levels of government, dysfunction is an all too familiar reality. Nowhere is this more obvious to the American people than in what they see happening in Washington day after day. Yet, despite the often contentious and divisive … Continue reading

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