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Here is a timeline of events, for your consideration. My former spiritual director and friend(?) Leila Miller posted this: “Gay, Catholic and Doing Fine.” It caused me to go into what has essentially been a months-long meltdown where I have shut my blog down twice and been in the crisis unit suicidal multiple times. Why? […]

Look: Tweets About Obama and Catholics

What are people saying about Barack Obama and Catholics on Twitter? Here are some highlights from the Twitterverse. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” — G. K. Chesterton According to Obama & Sandra Fluke, Women won’t truly be free […]

Stuart and Caral Say No to the Catholic Church

When I was attending RCIA class, there was a student in my class who didn’t care for a certain teaching of the Church. The priest pointed to the door and said, “If you don’t like it, there’s the door.” She stayed. She couldn’t imagine leaving. I was impressed with that priest. Stuart and Caral have […]

There Are No Trivial Issues in Attacks Against the Church

Mark Shea makes a good point on “seeming triviality” of certain issues being used in political attacks on the Church. He quotes Chesterton, and the passage is reminiscent of the sort of madness we are seeing today. All attempts to make them see reason in the perfectly simple matter of the Emperor’s statue seemed to […]

Rick Santorum, Patriot Voices, to Host Reception at GOP Convention

UPDATE: See “Santorum’s Unity Party” at NRO, which mentions this reception. Verona, PA – Rick Santorum, former Republican presidential candidate and Chairman of Patriot Voices, announced today that Patriot Voices will host a “Patriots for Romney” reception at the Republican National Convention. “We at Patriot Voices look forward to joining with the country’s leading conservative […]

Jesus is Moved to Compassion for Woman Who Pleads in Faith

In today’s Gospel, a woman comes pleading to Jesus to cast out a demon from her daughter. His disciples consider this woman to be a “reject” and an annoyance with her constant pleading. Jesus uses this incident to teach us something about how we should treat people who are annoyances and “rejects” but who sincerely […]

Look Who’s Tweeting About God’s Will

St. Paul of the Cross said, “I want to set myself on fire with love…I want to be entirely on fire with love…and I want to know how to sing in the fire of love.” We cannot sing in that fire of love unless we align our will with God’s will. I thought it might […]