A short defense of the Holy Day by an appropriately named apologist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9wRAl14Em0 Catholics Really Should Reclaim Their Holidays. Celebrated as they should be would make evangelical events out of them. The Community of Saints provides endless possibilities for costumes.
Thanks to The Law and Religion Forum for the heads-up on the next must add to my to-be-read list. From the book's amazon page: In The Medieval Economy of Salvation, Adam J. Davis shows how the burgeoning commercial economy of western Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, alongside an emerging culture of Christian charity, led to the … Continue reading Rise of The Hospital
Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony's Church of Florence South Carolina (not too far down the road from my own parish) DENIED COMMUNION to Joe Biden because of the former VP's support of abortion. When reached for comment, the faithful priest said, "While I'm personally opposed to denying public and scandalous sinners Communion, Canon Law is … Continue reading Joe Biden is Denied Communion
Sci-fi Grand Master John C. Wright has put forth a wonderful notion he names the BOOK OF GOLD, a novel that comes to a young reader when they need it most. Breaking through whatever gloom enshrouds them, said golden book beats back the darkness with the pure sunshine of wonder. Even if the precious reprieve from … Continue reading Leiningen Versus the Ants – My Tale of Gold!
TRUE PUNDIT has one theory about the hysterics caused by President Trump's decision to pull our troops out of the quagmire of the Middle East. I don't know if it is true. It sure as hell could be, though...
I always have an eye out for sci fi stories and novels that feature Catholicism in some way or another, for good or for ill. Recently, I came across The Quest for Saint Aquin, an oldie pulpy written by Anthony Boucher. The story, first published in 1951 in New Tales of Space and Time eventually won inclusion … Continue reading The Quest for Saint Aquin – A Short Story
It's heartening to learn that some of the rank and file at CNN are less than pleased with the Network's new normal. https://youtu.be/qbQwAQ0tDTQ Part 4 dropping soon!
https://youtu.be/FawvWZqdGAE Pope Francis did advise the laity to make a mess. I got a funny feeling he ain't seen nothing yet...
Catholic Philosopher Edward Feser offers up a post on masculinity and the Marvel Cinematic Universe which I found to be as entertaining as it is enlightening. "Imagination, as Haldane uses the term, is a way of exploring aspects of reality and possibilities that are grounded in reality, even though it makes use of scenarios that … Continue reading Masculinity and the MCU
If there is any political chatter at our table it will consist of uniform mockery of the Democratic candidates for the Presidency. No fear of hurt feelings over here. The pic just made me laugh.