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I think the “St. Nicholas punching Arius” memes are as funny as the next guy. But! There is also some disquieting about the popularity of the meme–and especially about the seriousness with which not a few Catholics take it. Steve nails why. The post I agree with Steve Greydanus appeared first on Catholic and Enjoying It!.
On Monday, Sherry Antonetti and I talked with Tom Hoopes, former editor of the National Catholic Register and author of What Pope Francis Really Said: On Tuesday, Michael Lichens and I yakked about the theology of indulgences and “temporal punishment for sin”: On Wednesday, I looked on with brotherly sympathy as Rod Bennett carried on [Read More...]
I mostly agree it and don’t have much to add to it. My one quibble is that I simply never ever run into the mythical people who supposed say that the minimum wage (or some other lesser thing) is just as serious as abortion. Literally never. Conversely, almost every day I run into people who [Read More...]
Here is ADVENTCAzT 14, for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude for my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist. Thank you!
Just went out to the kitchen to get a drink of water. On the radio, Jan was playing old timey Christmas tunes from the 40s and 50s. They started playing “Sleighride”. Our kitchen is bit snug, so Jan was trying to rinse something in the sink while I was in the corner next to her [Read More...]
Moses’ mission had taken him quite a distance . . . from the splendor of Pharaoh’s palace, to a stroll through the Red Sea, to wrestling with Israel’s stubbornness for forty years in the desert. How sad that he never made it across the Jordan! But God did give him a moment of consolation. He brought him up to the [...]
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity) NB: C.S. Lewis was an Anglican; many of his insights were profoundly Catholic. Print this entry
“Do not accept anything as truth that lacks love and do not accept anything as love which lacks truth. One without the other is a destructive lie.” (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross — Edith Stein) The Optional Memorial of St. Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942) is August 9. Print this entry
You don’t see this on prime time television very often! A recent performance by singer Christian Cuevas on The Voice was not The post Heavenly Performance on “The Voice” Turns Into Worship Service on Prime Time appeared first on ChurchPOP.
Psalm 93 [Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition]
1 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.