A pleasantly surprising royal wedding, with amazing language and catechesis.

I had no intention of paying much attention to William and Catherine’s wedding. I knew I would watch a few of the clips online, but expected to see a whole lot of pageantry with very little substance. I happened upon a clip of the portion of the ceremony from the introduction by the dean of Westminster Abbey through the vows. I can no longer find that particular clip, but it begins at 11:50 ... More

From Rome and at home, an unprecedented Catholic push for marriage

American bishops and Pope Benedict himself are making unprecedented statements about the urgent need to defend the definition of marriage in our society, and to provide concrete support to young families. Let’s start with Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, MI – writing about vocations week: We have a vocation crisis in America. This is not what you think. It is a vocation crisis in marr... More

Witch-Hunt: Catholics4Equality debuts app to “report hostile activity” from the pew!

I have never witnessed such a blatant, systematic attempt to undermine the Catholic Church as the one I am writing about today. The latest Catholyc astoturf group “Catholics for Equality” (which I exposed a couple months ago) already had me deeply concerned when they introduced a “Report Anti-Equality Activity!” section on their webpage. But now they have taken things to a ... More

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