Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Another prophecy from 'The Simpsons'

"Start watchin' Fox News; Stop watchin' your weight
There is no fancy part of it — upstate New York.
They're fond of their booze; Hot wing sauce is great
I'm gonna clog my heart in it — upstate New York."
"The Kodak plant closed; But I'm a-longin' to stay
And go on disability in upstate New York,"

Friday, April 26, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

This I know for sure

The Roman Catholic Church will be around long after the Gannett Company is gone.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Will LGBT activists split the Methodists?

Will LGBT activists split the Methodists?: While the United Methodist Church has reaffirmed traditional Christian teaching on controversial LGBT issues, some American leaders in the denomination have rejected that decision, and now are organizing either to resist the decision or split into a new denomination.

For the first time, “No Religion” is the most popular choice for Americans

For the first time, “No Religion” is the most popular choice for Americans

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Notre Dame needs to be rebuilt but so does the Catholic Church

Notre Dame needs to be rebuilt but so does the Catholic Church: Just like Notre Dame, let the Catholic Church rise from the ashes of its controversial and scandalous past.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BIRTHDAY FEATURE: A Walk Through the Life of Benedict XVI - ZENIT - English

BIRTHDAY FEATURE: A Walk Through the Life of Benedict XVI - ZENIT - English: Christmas Lists, Teddy Bears, and Miracles Have What in Common? Joseph Ratzinger ... Pilgrimage Retraces His Life From Birth to Present

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Signs and Mystery of Holy Week

The Signs and Mystery of Holy Week: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” is a question asked at the Pesach Haggadah, the Jewish Passover meal, by the youngest at the table capable of asking the question. Christians ask a similar question about Holy Week: “Why is this week different from all other weeks?” It begins with Evening Prayer I …

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Benedict XVI addresses sex abuse scandal

Benedict XVI addresses sex abuse scandal: In an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. Benedict reviewed the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and examined its effects on priestly formation and life, before suggesting the Church's proper response.

Chaput, Sarah, and Schneider Weigh in on Our Troubled Times - Crisis Magazine

Chaput, Sarah, and Schneider Weigh in on Our Troubled Times - Crisis Magazine: One of the lessons of both the history of Israel and the Church is that it is unwise for the faithful to tie their sense of emotional and spiritual well-being to the words and actions of those who rule over them. This fact is highlighted with both clarity and brio by the 2018 book by …

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Is Vatican II Irrelevant Now? - Crisis Magazine

Is Vatican II Irrelevant Now? - Crisis Magazine: Is Vatican II irrelevant now in the seventh year of Francis’s pontificate? In one respect, yes; in another, no. Neither explanation is what one might expect at first glance. Popes Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI devoted the heart of their respective pontificates to trying to implement—or salvage, depending on one’s perspective—the teachings …

Sunday, April 7, 2019