Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A Benedictine Blog): THE DIVINE LITURGY AS MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE by David...

MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A Benedictine Blog): THE DIVINE LITURGY AS MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE by David...: by AUGUST 2, 2016 DAVID BRADSHAW my source: Another City  Joy of All Who Sorrow -- San Francisco Read at a conference on ...

Orthodox Liturgy.  But can apply to the Roman Church liturgy as well.

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Book Raises Doubts About Fatima Conspiracy Theories - Crisis Magazine

New Book Raises Doubts About Fatima Conspiracy Theories - Crisis Magazine: The harrowing visions of Lucia de Jesus dos Santos and her two cousins in Fatima in 1917, and the famous secrets entrusted to the three seers by the Blessed Virgin Mary, have long been the subject of speculation and controversy, which in recent years seem to have reached a fever pitch. Following the revelation of …

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Eccles is saved: Catholic Doomsday clock set to "Magisterial"

Eccles is saved: Catholic Doomsday clock set to "Magisterial": The Catholic Doomsday clock was initiated in 2013, as a way of warning against the inevitable meltdown that would follow should Pope Francis...

Speak No Evil: Witchcraft's popularity on the rise in Hudson Valley

Speak No Evil: Witchcraft's popularity on the rise in Hudson Valley: News 12's Tara Rosenblum spent four months exploring and gaining access to a mysterious, secretive world that most people don't even know exist: a thriving underground community of witches.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Mary and the Great American Solar Eclipse

Mary and the Great American Solar Eclipse: Darkness is coming over America.  For the first time in nearly 100 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast across the United States.  Monday August 21st will be “The Great American Eclipse.”  It will be an American-centric event.  Millions of people are travelling to see the totality of the eclipse, …

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Hypocrisy of the Modern World - Crisis Magazine

The Hypocrisy of the Modern World - Crisis Magazine: A senior software engineer at Google sent a memo around the company arguing that Google had created an “ideological echo chamber,” writing that “Google has several biases and honest discussion about these biases is being silenced by the dominant ideology.” Google’s response to the memo was to dispute it in word by proclaiming its commitment …

Monday, July 17, 2017

Fidem in Terra - Faith on Earth: Benedict XVI's Message at the Funeral of Joachim C...

Fidem in Terra - Faith on Earth: Benedict XVI's Message at the Funeral of Joachim C...: The Funeral of Joachim Cardinal Meisner occurred this morning, Saturday July 15, in the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. The Mass was celebrat...

Saturday, July 1, 2017

After Pentecost, was the Church Communist? | The Stream

After Pentecost, was the Church Communist? | The Stream: You’ve heard this question. Since I write a lot about Christianity and economics , I’ve been asked it dozens of times. Was the early Church communist?

How Ronald Reagan and John Paul II Planned for the End of Communism

How Ronald Reagan and John Paul II Planned for the End of Communism: Even before he beat Jimmy Carter in a landslide, Ronald Reagan was looking for ways to work with the Polish pope to undermine Communist tyranny.

Four reasons why this consistory was an unusual one :: EWTN News

Four reasons why this consistory was an unusual one :: EWTN News

Monday, June 12, 2017

We have all questioned God

Me: God, can I ask You a question?

God: Sure

Me: Promise You won’t get mad

God: I promise

Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?

God: What do u mean?

Me: Well, I woke up late

God: Yes

Me: My car took forever to start

God: Okay

Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait

God: Huummm

Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call

God: All right

Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?

God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one
of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that

Me (humbled): OH

GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.

Me: (ashamed)

God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.

Me (embarrassed):Okay

God: Your phone went dead bcuz the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.

Me (softly): I see God

God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.

Me: I’m Sorry God

God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad.

Me: I will trust You.

God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.

Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.

God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children…

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Church Attendance Trends Around the Country - Barna Group

Church Attendance Trends Around the Country - Barna Group: A trusted measure of religiosity over the decades has been church attendance and, for the most part, Americans are attending church less. But those shifts have occurred in varying ways and at different rates throughout the diverse regions and cities across the country. Barna’s latest report ranks the nation’s largest cities according to three different …

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Catholic News World : Wow Prime Minister of Poland's Son is Ordained a P...

Catholic News World : Wow Prime Minister of Poland's Son is Ordained a P...: The son of the Polish Prime Minister was ordained a priest in May and will say at Pentecost his first traditional Mass. Mother and son, B...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Pope Francis reflects on Fatima | Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis reflects on Fatima | Independent Catholic News: Following his pilgrimage to Fatima, Pope Francis said the Regina Coeli on Sunday, took on “a particular significance, imbued with ...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

‘Mother’ is inappropriate word to describe bomb – Pope Francis

‘Mother’ is inappropriate word to describe bomb – Pope Francis: Pope Francis has criticized the “the Mother of All Bombs” label attached to the biggest American non-nuclear explosive, saying that he was “ashamed” to find out that the word “mother” was used to describe a lethal weapon.

I agree with the Holy Father.

Prayer and Holy Hour for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Prayer and Holy Hour for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Sunday, April 16, 2017

As Benedict turns 90, a rare glimpse into his 'joy'-filled life

As Benedict turns 90, a rare glimpse into his 'joy'-filled life

How the Meaning of the Whole Universe Hinges on the Empty Tomb | ChurchPOP

How the Meaning of the Whole Universe Hinges on the Empty Tomb | ChurchPOP

Happy Easter!

Pope Benedict XVI: Evangelist to the World

Pope Benedict XVI: Evangelist to the World: Through his lifetime of bridge building, Benedict XVI proposes to be the Virgil to the Dantes of our generation, calling for both a New Evangelization and a new metanoia — a sacramental return to Christ and His Church. The Father of the West who had guided the poet has become the Holy Father who did the unthinkable, and now he wishes simply to be called Father Benedict even amidst the celebrations of his service.

Happy 90th birthday to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Why Married Priests Won’t Fix The Shortage

Why Married Priests Won’t Fix The Shortage: By Mary Rezac In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States. Today, that number has more than doubled, with one priest for every 1,800 Catholics. Globally, the situatio…

There’s a generation that didn’t know John Paul II – this film is for them

There’s a generation that didn’t know John Paul II – this film is for them: Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II as he passed away on April 2, 2005. They remembered the more than 26 years he serve…

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Number of seminarians declines for 4th straight year : News Headlines | Catholic Culture

Number of seminarians declines for 4th straight year : News Headlines | Catholic Culture

I wonder who has been in charge three of those four years? 



Free SUNY tuition?


Take Cuomo's money.
Graduate.
Leave New York State. (You have to stay a little while after graduating to get your freebie.  But you don't have to stay forever.  Just like prison.)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

'Ghost Nun' Spotted in Window of Irish Convent - Coast to Coast AM

'Ghost Nun' Spotted in Window of Irish Convent - Coast to Coast AM: A video documenting the demolition of a disused convent in Ireland may have captured the spirit of a nun looking through a window.

At the 18 to 20 second mark.  Hey, we all have heard stories of haunted convents and rectories! 

Storm-Damaged Tree Eerily Resembles Legendary Ghost - Coast to Coast AM

Storm-Damaged Tree Eerily Resembles Legendary Ghost - Coast to Coast AM: A powerful storm that swept through Rochester, New York ripped open a tree and created an eerie visual that bears a striking resemblance to a legendary local ghost.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Is the Catholic Church in De Facto Schism? - Crisis Magazine

Is the Catholic Church in De Facto Schism? - Crisis Magazine: Why is there confusion in the Catholic Church over Amoris Laetitia, and what consequences does it have for Church unity? I argue here that the confusion is ultimately over two de fide dogmas of Christian faith and that one consequence of the confusion is de facto schism within the Catholic Church. When de fide (“of the faith”) is used in Catholic …

Sunday, March 19, 2017

From the Pope Emeritus

"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life..." -- Pope Benedict XVI

Abandoning Christ: The Forgotten Sins of Heresy, Apostasy, and Schism | ChurchPOP

Abandoning Christ: The Forgotten Sins of Heresy, Apostasy, and Schism | ChurchPOP

Monday, February 20, 2017

Vatican 'House of Cards' as pro and anti-pope factions clash

Vatican 'House of Cards' as pro and anti-pope factions clash: A real-life version of the hit political drama

In sports or the business world, a "vote of confidence" is usually a bad sign for the person in charge! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pope Francis addresses Super Bowl LI


They edited the part where he said take Atlanta and the points.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Did Obama Regime-Change the Vatican?

Did Obama Regime-Change the Vatican?

I love a good conspiracy theory.












Another mass translation?

V. Positive thoughts be with you.
R. Likewise with you.
V. Lift up your hands.
R. We lift them up to the sky.
V. Let us give thanks to creation.
R. It is good and green.
It is truly good and green, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to care for the environment,
and to welcome the immigrant,
in imitation of Jesus the itinerant preacher,
who made all people happy, except the powerful,
was born of the Virgin Mary who felt betrayed by God,
and condemned nothing,
while judging no one.


from:  aka catholic
www.akacatholic.com

Very 60's.

Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark Assaulted During Mass in Cathedral

Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark Assaulted During Mass in Cathedral: A day meant to venerate a hero of Newark

Friday, January 13, 2017

This is funny! (From another blog)

Pope Francis as Luther
Pope Francis adopts a disguise in order to sneak through immigration.

Thursday, January 5, 2017