My daughter Teresa sings Soprano with the local public high school chorus. This year, one of the songs they will be singing is Prayer of the Children. They practiced it today after watching a video performance by Gondwana Singers. Teresa said that she thought of the children of Iraq as she sang it. She will be […]
Happy Independence Day, everyone! As we celebrate today, let us also not forget those to whom freedom from oppression has not yet come. What if our Founding Fathers just said “I’m personally opposed, but . . .” – National Right to Life.
This story literally nauseated me. Independent via Pew Sitter: The concept of free will could be little more than the result of background noise in the brain, according to a recent study. It has previously been suggested that our perceived ability to make autonomous choices is an illusion – and now scientists from the Center […]
Apparently there was a fight in the Catholic blogosphere and I wasn’t invited. From what I can make out from this post at Catholic Lane, it had something to do with whether we’re supposed to be polite. You may have heard that the blogosphere (the community of Catholic bloggers) has been involved in a bit […]
My daughter Teresa is practicing the hymns for Mass this weekend. Two of them are Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord. Be sure to remember our priests at Holy Mass. They need and deserve our prayers. Readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
‘Blest Are They’ is one of the songs my daughter Teresa will be singing at Mass this evening. I’m sorry I don’t have any videos of her singing. Holy Mass isn’t the Teresa Graas show, ya know. I also realize that many of you don’t consider David Haas’ songs to be kosher, but hey, I’m […]
In previous posts, I have said that maybe it’s not a good idea for people to be calling for Nancy Pelosi to be excommunicated. See here and here. Today, I am asking that we forgive Nancy Pelosi, pray for her, and let God deal with her as only He can. My reasoning has to do […]
Anne Hendershott, a professor of sociology at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, has written an op-ed at the Washington Times explaining why Catholics must reject homosexual identity and how those who do not reject it are the ones inciting a “Catholic culture war.” She writes in the context of the attacks on Fr. Derek Lappe […]
Fr. Dwight Longenecker wrote yesterday on Pope Francis’ visit to St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome and on why he may have opted to pray, while there, at the tomb of Pope St. Pius V. So who was Pope St Pius V? He was a reforming pope who reigned from 1566- 1572. He cleaned up […]