30 December 2012
09 December 2012
Logic of a martyr: If you kill me, I must be right.
Logic of God: I am right, but to convince you, I'll come back to life after you kill me.
05 December 2012
14 August 2012
This was my e-mail to him. There is no address because I was sending it to the ZENIT liturgy column, and wasn't sure who exactly would receive it. Fr. Edward McNamara, by the way, is professor of liturgy (Professore Ordinario di Teologia Sacramentaria e Liturgia) at the Regina Apostolorum University.
21 July 2012
Did you notice the error?
Question 8The religion I follow is
- Christian-Roman Catholic
- Atheist (I do not believe in God.)
- Agnostic (I don't know if there us a God, or I believe the ultimate reality is unknown.)
- Native spirituality
20 June 2012
09 June 2012
21 May 2012
My sense of humour is usually quite sarcastic and usually so quick that it’s out of my mouth before I consider the consequences. What are these consequences? I sometimes appear insensitive, self-righteous, and harsh.
15 May 2012
30 April 2012
12 April 2012
Fr Flannery under Vatican investigation:
Founder of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) Fr Tony Flannery is under Vatican investigation for some of his liberal views, The Irish Catholic has learned.
It comes just two weeks after the report of the Apostolic Visitation noted what it described as “fairly widespread” dissent among priests, religious and laypeople from the teaching of the Church.
09 April 2012
Socialism: "a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole."
08 April 2012
22 March 2012
This is a special issue for me. Persons with Down Syndrome are an important source of inspiration for me. All my life I've too easily gotten caught up in measuring my worth by what I've accomplished and what others think of me. I've improved a great deal in this area over the last few years, and that improvement has been in a large part due to persons with Down Syndrome. These persons know their worth and they don't feel the need to prove that worth to anyone. They inspire me to be the best person I can be, not because they are less than me, but because they are more than me. I am become more when I follow their example.
We are all of infinite worth to God.
20 March 2012
These are the stories that we need to hear. The stories of "clumps of cells" that can tell us how abortion affected their lives. Imagine how you would feel if someone tried to kill you before you were born. Imagine how you would feel if you had major physical disabilities because of the attempt on your life before you were born. We don't have to imagine. We can ask them, and these "clumps of cells" can give an answer.
19 March 2012
26 February 2012
C, E-flat, and G go into a bar. The bartender says, "Sorry, but we don't serve minors." So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished, and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for the bathroom, saying, "Excuse me; I'll just be a second." Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor. Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, "Get out! You're the seventh minor I've found in this bar tonight." E-flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, "You're looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development." Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural. Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he's under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.
25 February 2012
Another type of music I don't like is religious folk music. Again, to me it sounds like very poorly done secular folk music with religious lyrics, even when it's done with an organ (I think with an organ it qualifies as a new genre).
What kind of music do we get at a Roman Catholic Mass? I can't say I've heard much of anything except praise & worship music, religious folk music, and even religious rock music. There have been some exceptions, particularly at my cathedral and some of the music at Easter Vigil, but they are very few.
What kind of music would I like to hear at Mass? Sacred music.
24 February 2012
So-called "inclusive language" came about because some people wanted to push a political agenda that says men and women were the same. Note, I did not say, "equal dignity," but "the same." Of course men and women have equal dignity, but they most definitely are not the same. For instance, men can have all the immoral sex they want without the risk of getting pregnant. The people that pushed so-called "inclusive language" wanted women to have the same immoral sexual freedom, so they legalized contraception and abortion. That's right! The same political agenda that gave us legal contraception and abortion also gave us so-called "inclusive language."
18 February 2012
16 February 2012
This is a quote from the Washington Examiner:
28 January 2012
27 January 2012
Extraordinary Prayer of all Churches for Reconciliation, Unity and Peace beginning in and proceeding from JerusalemI found the above website while checking my news feeds this morning. This was the headline and first paragraph of today's top news post on this website:
The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.
I discovered the podcast Steve the Builder and subsequently Our Life In Christ, both of which are on Ancient Faith Radio, a while ago on, I believe, the Practical Ecumenism blog on the Holy Resurrection Monastery website; although, this blog had another name, which I can't remember, when it directed me to the Steve the Builder podcast. Steve Robinson and Bill Gould are no longer producing the Our Life In Christ podcast; however, I've been going through their archives (I only have 30 more episodes to go). I thoroughly enjoy these podcasts, and even had a link to them on my list of links. I had to take this link off my list, however, as I was going through their archive of podcasts because I couldn't in good conscience direct people there without a preface. This blog post is that preface, and the links are in this paragraph.
26 January 2012
19 January 2012
For the past 12 years, I've kept the picture below by my computer where I can see it when I write . It gives me hope that some day there will be unity in Christ's Church. It was taken on January 18, 2000. On that day Bl. Pope John Paul II opened the fourth and final holy door in Rome at St. Paul's outside the walls, a symbolic proclamation of the Jubilee year.
12 January 2012
- Photographic Evidence of the Pope Meeting Hitler
- Archbishop Orsenigo Celebrates Hitler’s Birthday
- Why Wasn’t Hitler Excommunicated?