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All Divine Grace and Truth

"In Lumen Gentium, Vatican II did not begin with the Pope because, contrary to what traditional Protestant polemics believed, the...

How Ya Doin'?

I find it a good practice to do a quick "check up" on my Lenten devotions after the first week of Lent. Today is over a week since Ash...

Blasphemy

I do not usually post links or videos, but you have to see this. It is not solely for this reason, but at least you can see I am not...

The Chair of St. Peter

What is St. Peter's Chair that we recognize and observe as today's feast? A "chair" in the ancient near east was quite like what a...

Impractical

Yes, I know this will sound like I am saying something contrary to the faith, but bear with me for a moment. The Catholic faith is not...

The Whole Scriptures

I met someone once who said "I don't read the Old Testament -- it's too confusing". I did not quarrel with him, but tried to tell him...

Severe

"Be kind to all and severe to thyself." St. Teresa of Avila

Call the Sabbath a Delight

What is more important: your God or your job? When I ask it like that, most Catholics would give the right answer ("God"). Let me ask it...

A Pearl of Wisdom

What did you pick for a Lenten penance? Maybe you are still trying to come up with something? Some people give up coffee, or "scrolling"....

Sacred and Common

Maybe you heard that recently Canterbury Cathedral in England was opened up for a "party". There were drinks, pop music, dancing, and...

Modern Day Pharisees?

On average, Ash Wednesday (which is not a Holy Day of Obligation) has better attendance than do most Holy Days of Obligation. How can...

I Want a Blessing

What is a blessing? Technically (meaning, in Scripture and theology) it is an expression of good upon a person or thing for the sake of...

"He sighed deeply in his spirit"

Those words in the title are from today's gospel reading for Mass. They refer to Jesus' response to the Pharisees being argumentative and...

Fear

"We must fear God out of love, not love Him out of fear." Saint Francis de Sales

Dogma is Settled

The problem today is not that Pope Francis says or does things that appear to be out of accord with the Catholic faith (that has happened...

By the Hand

How do you work with someone who is without the faith that you are trying to convert? Do you approach them harshly and tell them how they...

The End of the World?

There was a movie recently about the "end of the world" (at least that is how it appears in the movie). It was not the typical "end of...

New and Old

Most people are so used to modernism having infected every aspect of our lives that if they truly saw it for what it is, they would be...

"Unknown"

A parishioner recently sent me a screenshot of a job application that listed a few options for the applicant to put for gender. One of...

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