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Why Does the Bible Seem So Mean Towards Women?

The Bible, like any written document, betrays the cultural context of the authors. In the case of the Bible, we are dealing with not one book, but with many books and thus many authors, a...



There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do. — Amy Poehler

Today, embrace all of the weird quirks you have that make you unique.…


Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please pray for the young woman brought out of Wakefield Place this morning by ambulance. They were doing CPR on her. She is someone I know, so this is really hard. Fathe...


Evil Commie Psycho Tyrant is Upset: So Forward This Video to Everybody You Know

The Poor Widdle Monster doesn’t like this video: Seems the crazy little fiend thinks it “seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority“. I don’t normally...





A Vacation In Pictures

Welcome to another edition of Nearly Wordless Wednesday, telling the story of our wonderful and much-needed beach trip to the …Continue reading →



Rochester diocese ordered to stop lay preaching during Mass

It has long been argued that laypeople should be able to share their expertise through preaching during the homily at Mass. Despite these urgings, church teaching on the subject is not en...


The Forgotten Art of Gerhard Lamers

We have encountered Gerhard Lamers' (1871-1964) work here before in relation to William Heyer's restoration and rehabilitation of the chapel at the Pontifical College Josephinum, but I wa...



Just Too Cool: Leo XIII’s Latin Riddles

I have known about Pope Leo’s poetry for quite a long time. But this is great! From CNS: Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin Pope Leo XIII, born in 1810, ...


Moundville

Time to check this one off the list: It’s Moundville – and that really is the name of the small town where this archaeological site is located, this site full of…mounds....


The Eucharistic Storms: Communion in the hand and the marginalizing of the Real Presence

"ITS ABOUT TIME a book on Communion in the hand be written with such zeal for the Holy Sacrament. There is no denying that the foundation of the modern day crisis in the Church is the wid...


Urgent Appeal -- August 1st Day of Prayer, Adoration, and Solidarity for Persecuted Christians

Friday, August 1, 2014 is the day chosen by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) for a worldwide day of Public Adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament in supp...



My View For Awhile: Left Coast Edition

Off I go again. Conference. And I don’t have to speak. Which I can just take it in, as Killick would put it. Paco de Lucia is being played. Nice not to have shapeless Muzak. Happi...


And the winners are . . .

If you missed last week’s post, you missed the announcement of the release of Trusting God with St. Therese. You also missed a contest. I am giving away one signed paperback to each...



Practicing Charity

Padre Quadrupani discusses practical ways to put the virtue of charity into practice: “Assist your brethren in their needs whenever you can. However, you should always be careful to...




So beautiful

I’d never heard of toroidal bubbles till this video. Turns out cetaceans have been in on this for a millions of years: