A couple days ago Rorate Caeli shared a video on its website. It was a brief, seven minute clip of “Deacon Sandy” from Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin explaining just how “unique” his parish is. The video received so many views that Good Shepherd removed it from public viewing. Why, you’re probably [...]
For the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Texas Alliance for Life has created a video recounting the progress of the Pro-Life movement. Despite many setbacks, the Pro-Life movement–our movement–is a story of hope and promise. In these last 41 years, we have slowly fought back and have won durable and lasting gains to [...]
In his classic book of Christian apologetics, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis warns against the position–common today among spiritual-but-not-religious types–that Jesus was a fine ethicist (“Love your neighbor”) but that his relevance for the modern world pretty much ends there. I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about [...]
I love my parish. Among other things, the liturgy is reverent and its music is truly beautiful. But I don’t usually appreciate these local blessings until I travel. Last weekend I visited Colorado. Since I needed to fly back home early Sunday morning, my friend and I caught a Saturday vigil Mass. The priest was [...]
Via Rocco de Palma: For all the waves the 266th Bishop of Rome has made across the Anglophone world these last seven months, perhaps the most remarkable thing is that all of it’s happened without Papa Bergoglio speaking a single word in English. Late last week, that changed when Pope Francis delivered a video message [...]
A priest friend of mine once said in a homily, “For all you young men in the congregation—if there’s not a part of you that wants to be a priest, at least a little bit, then you probably don’t understand what it means to be a priest.” Among the many reasons I think that’s true—and [...]
CatholicNewsService has a great new video wrap-up from World Youth Day 2013. As Bishop James Conley (Lincoln, NE) says, “It seems as if God gives us the right pope at the right time.” Amen.
An Open Letter to People With Common Sense: You have seen the news. The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned what so many of us supported (way more than opposed it, that’s for sure), in one way or another: The Defense of Marriage Act. I know you feel conflicted about this. On the one hand, it [...]
Today is the first day of the Fortnight for Freedom, and a great day for priests to remember: The Constitution doesn’t say you can’t say what you want from the pulpit. In fact, the Constitution says you can’t be silenced at your pulpit. A friend sent this excellent “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” homily by Father Andrew [...]
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