Star Trek and The Mass

The blog  Nimisi Dominus  uses a Next Generation Star Trek episode to make a serious point about the Mass in general and ad orientem in particular. We got a new priest in our parish a couple of years back and one of the first things he did was resort to ad orientum posture for the Confiteor, … Continue reading Star Trek and The Mass

Viva Cristo Rey!

  Thus the empire of our Redeemer embraces all men. To use the words of Our immortal predecessor, Pope Leo XIII: ‘His empire includes not only Catholic nations, not only baptized persons who, though of right belonging to the Church, have been led astray by error, or have been cut off from her by schism, but … Continue reading Viva Cristo Rey!

Joe Biden is Denied Communion

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

The Quest for Saint Aquin – A Short Story

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

Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman

via Today we sing Cardinal Newman’s hymn, “Lead, Kindly Light,” which his own life embodied and faith made bold: “I do not ask to see the distant scene, one step enough for me.” John Henry Newman was many things. The article above will give those unfamiliar with the Church's newest Saint a succinct summary of … Continue reading Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman

The X-Men Go To Church

Below are snippets from a long-lost episode of the X-Men's long-storied past. This is an episode not likely to be inserted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. Too bad. I'd wager it would be more critically and commercially successful than the misadventure which is the most  Recent Installment  in Marvel Comics' mutants movie franchise. … Continue reading The X-Men Go To Church