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The Most Unsurprising Headline I Have Ever Seen

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The most unsurprising headline I have ever seen is the one emblazoned across New Advent, as I write. I did remove the ad, but otherwise, it looks like this. Philippine President Secretly Signs Contraceptives Law. It links to The Washington Post. Gasp! How could he? That’s a Catholic country right? And we are celebrating the […]

Why I Prefer to Have My Own Blog

A reader asks why I prefer to have my own blog. I’ve worked for team blogs before. I’ve even been paid to do it, and I know an editor or two who would probably give me a job right now, if I wanted it. I just can’t handle the stress. Having Bipolar Disorder and Asperger […]

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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In the Catholic Church, we recognize the validity of most baptisms of protestant congregations. Even though protestants themselves often reject the idea that baptism has an actual effect on the soul, but is merely a “sign” of graces received, we believe that baptism makes us reborn into new life, and that baptism brings with it […]

Moral Uses for Condoms

The main reason condoms are made is to transform your otherwise loving conjugal act into an act of lust where your partner becomes a piece of meat whose sole purpose is to give YOU physical pleasure. LOVE becomes LUST! YUCK! That is not only disgusting but also immoral. God created sex partly in order that […]

Hey, Catholics! Let’s Shop at Hobby Lobby!

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Hobby Lobby Stores are defying the HHS mandate, refusing to cover the abortifacient “morning after pill.” An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of […]

Russia Set to Ban American Adoption of Russian Children

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    The Russian government is moving to ban American adoptions of Russian children. A bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children went to President Vladimir Putin for his signature on Wednesday after winning final approval from parliament in retaliation for a U.S. law that targets Russian human rights abusers. Putin has strongly hinted he […]

Taizé youth to meet in Rome

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From Vatican Radio, Taizé youth are set to meet in Rome. Over 30.000 young people from across Europe and beyond will be arriving in Rome at the end of December for an annual pilgrimage organised by the ecumenical prayer community of Taize based in eastern France. This 35th European Tazie meeting will take place from […]