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Month – February 2013

An Update and Thank You

This Lent has been a tough one for my family, as I mentioned briefly here. Considering that so many are asking for help on our behalf– including Father Z, George Vogt, and Sofia Guerra — I thought it best that I give an overview and a thank you for all the help. I am hesitant because the last time […]

Princes of Sodom and the Seat of Moses

A rose for the bishop.

Today’s readings took me aback, given recent news. You’ll definitely want to read the whole thing. The first reading is from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah and references God’s call for the “princes of Sodom” to repent and to be washed clean, that they may “learn to do good” and fulfill their just duties, […]

The New Reformation: Keith Cardinal O’Brien Resigns

Caravaggio, Crucifixion of St. Peter

Cardinal Bagnasco tweeted the link to his own remarks, via Repubblica, “On the path of spiritual reform and conversion, Benedict XVI urges us by word and example for a renewal of the Church.” Is Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation the harbinger of a new reformation? I think so. I become even more convinced this morning, as […]

About Catholicism Readers’ Choice Awards

I am honored to be a finalist in the 2013 About Catholicism Readers’ Choice Awards in the “Best Catholic to Follow on Twitter” category. Vote for me HERE or by clicking the image above. Thanks to all of you who voted for me already, to give me finalist status. I hope you will do so […]

It is Not Catholic to Say No To the Cross

Caravaggio, Crucifixion of St. Peter

Nothing pains me more than to see Catholics argue that it is right and good for Pope Benedict to say no to the Cross (his cross being infirmity due to age coupled with the duties of the papacy)…and even that the Holy Spirit has instructed him to do so. If the Holy Spirit has told […]

Bishop Paprocki Says We’ll All Get Used to Having Two Popes

Mitres

I would have headlined this post with the plural form of “Habemus Papam” but I can’t seem to find the plural for “pope” in my Latin translator. Go figure. Words (quite literally) just cannot describe what I’m feeling upon reading this, via National Catholic Register: Bishop Paprocki then suggested that Catholics should view the word, […]