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Are All Great Scientists Atheists?

Are All Great Scientists Atheists?

Jun 23 15 • 6 comments

“The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.”  Galileo Galilei “Certain it is that a conviction, akin to religious feeling, of the rationality or intelligibility of the world lies behind all scientific work of a higher order…This firm belief, a belief bound up with deep feeling, in […]

Abortion in Overdrive

Abortion in Overdrive

Jun 23 15 • 1 comment

Over the past few weeks it has become abundantly clear that the tipping point for the radical abortion machine is upon us—and it’s a frightening image. Take for instance the clamoring in Ireland once it became clear that the “gay” rights movement had scored a victory for sin. No sooner had the Republic of Ireland […]

Poem: "...But Sure as Shootin’ He Reined Me Up!"

Poem: “…But Sure as Shootin’ He Reined Me Up!”

Jun 22 15 • 0 comments

…But Sure as Shootin’ He Reined Me Up! I am of the Lord for He has called me I am of the Lord for He sought me out I am of the Lord for I heard Him calling I am of the Lord for I turned to listen There is naught within me that is […]

A Mission: "Be Jesus Today"

A Mission: “Be Jesus Today”

Jun 19 15 • 0 comments

A sticky note on the bottom of my computer monitor at work features three simple words, but a powerful command: Be Jesus Today If I have a consistently whispered “mantra,” that’s it. I say it to myself every morning. The note reminds me of my personal desire throughout the workday. At night, as I reflect […]

Clergy Heretics and Heretical Synods: Been There, Done That

Clergy Heretics and Heretical Synods: Been There, Done That

There is some fear that the Vatican’s upcoming fall Synod on the Family will proclaim and promote heresy. The feared heresy would be in contradicting the explicit scriptural teaching of Jesus and of St. Paul regarding the prohibition of divorced-and-remarried Catholics receiving Holy Communion. Historically, the Church has dealt with heresy accepted, proclaimed, and promulgated […]

Of God and Godparents

Of God and Godparents

Jun 19 15 • 0 comments

Everyone loves seeing the babies baptized early Sunday morning. Some squeal with delight while others cry their eyes out as the cold Holy Water runs across their heads. I’m always curious though about who the parents chose as godparents for their child. If physical similarities matter, many seem to have chosen a sibling or two […]

Haitian Bishop: 'Human Restoration' is Church's Top Priority

Haitian Bishop: ‘Human Restoration’ is Church’s Top Priority

Jun 19 15 • 0 comments

By Antonia von Alten NEW YORK—Five years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the local Church has suffered a series of brazen attacks on Church properties. Between November 2015 and February of this year there were more than 20 robberies of religious communities, a bishop reported. In an interview with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church […]

Calls to Change Helms Amendment Not about Rape Victims

Calls to Change Helms Amendment Not about Rape Victims

Jun 18 15 • 0 comments

Abortion advocates are exploiting victims of sexual violence in conflict to advance their own narrow agenda – opening up a new funding stream to international abortion groups and changing abortion laws in countries where restricted. Global humanitarian groups receive hundreds of millions of dollars to help the most vulnerable – many in areas of conflict […]

United We Stand

United We Stand

Jun 18 15 • 1 comment

Survey after survey shows that Americans are more disillusioned with politics than ever before. They don’t trust that their representatives truly have their interests or the welfare of the nation at heart, but instead their own ambitions. How long has it been since anyone could say with confidence that the person representing them in Congress […]

Distracted

Distracted

Jun 18 15 • 0 comments

“Was daddy involved with us when we were little?” she asked. “Did he want to spend time with us?” I wondered why she was soliciting these questions although I guessed it had more to do with the fathers of the families that she worked for than her own father. As a young adult woman who […]

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The Gift of Mercy

Jun 17 15 • 0 comments

I’ve facilitated a women’s expressive writing class for almost five years now. My students have been an eclectic group. A small percentage of the students have been marginally literate, while some have their GED or high school diplomas, a few have technical or associate degrees, and others have a bachelor’s or master’s degree. They are […]

Movie Review: Jurassic World

Movie Review: Jurassic World

The fourth of the Jurassic movies, Jurassic World, is brilliant, in keeping with the tone of the franchise, and great entertainment. The over-the-top trailer should never have shown us the escaped pterodactyls swooping down on everyone. That was a total spoiler and made the film look overblown, which it is not. Jurassic World retains all […]

Vox et Veritas- The Best line Never Mentioned in Scripture!

Vox et Veritas- The Best line Never Mentioned in Scripture!

Jun 17 15 • 0 comments

A Spoken Word Poem by TJ Burdick (Vox et Veritas- The Best line Never Mentioned in Scripture)

Traditionalists and Hard Realities

Traditionalists and Hard Realities

Jun 16 15 • 8 comments

For the average layman, much, if not the vast majority of discussions about Catholic traditionalists, Vatican II, and the Reform of the Reform, exists solely online and in the realm of the Catholic zeitgeist. Yet from time to time, we Americans are privy to a real-life disputes amongst the various factions of Catholics. All politics […]

Obamacare Subsidies and Justice Anthony Kennedy

Obamacare Subsidies and Justice Anthony Kennedy

Jun 13 15 • 1 comment

There are two things wrong with Kennedy’s speculations.

Poem: "WonderLove"

Poem: “WonderLove”

Jun 12 15 • 0 comments

WonderLove When I softly sing a lullaby alone to you, I wonder if in heaven you can hear. When I whisper that I love you love you now, I wonder if you’ll ever want me near. When I try to touch your tiny cheeks and hands, I wonder if in heaven you can feel. When […]

The Arts: Talent and Discipline

The Arts: Talent and Discipline

Jun 12 15 • 0 comments

The arts can nourish the human heart and soul and help to build character. Whether dance, music, theater, visual or literary arts, students must approach their chosen art-form with commitment, focus and discipline. Talent and Discipline What about talent? Talent is a gift, the source of inspiration and insight and is crucial to achieve excellence. But it’s […]

UN Report Calls for LGBT Rights, Leaves out Same-Sex Marriage

UN Report Calls for LGBT Rights, Leaves out Same-Sex Marriage

A UN report seeking to break new ground for “LGBT rights” left same-sex “marriage” out of a long list of special new rights on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The UN human rights office published its latest collection of UN expert opinions about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights last week […]

Wounds

Wounds

Jun 11 15 • 1 comment

Having my phone fixed a few weeks ago, I had some spare time to walk around by myself in a shopping center I usually don’t patronize. I used to really enjoy shopping. It was a frequent pastime for me and my mom. Now, without her, the bloom is off the rose. Sometimes it’s only a […]

Answering Some Vital Questions

Answering Some Vital Questions

Jun 10 15 • 0 comments

Where do you go when it starts to rain? That and some related “musical questions” have been playing over and over in my mind for the last few months. They have made for some interesting soul-searching. For me, the self-examination began on the road. I have to take three business trips annually, all to Kansas […]

Bruce Jenner: What Does Love Demand? Part 2

Bruce Jenner: What Does Love Demand? Part 2

Jun 9 15 • 5 comments

In Part 1, we talked about how a person knows he’s transgendered. This is important, because we must ask ourselves if as a society we’re going to accept and accommodate individuals’ subjective realities, as we’re increasingly being asked to do with the transgendered. Reprinted with permission from CatholicSistas.com. Bruce Jenner says he’s a woman named […]

Quantum Mechanics & the Real Presence--Which Reality Do We Believe?

Quantum Mechanics & the Real Presence–Which Reality Do We Believe?

Jun 8 15 • 2 comments

Of Miracles and Mysteries A little over 20 years ago, shortly after I had decided to enter the Church, I was being catechized by a very learned and wise priest (this was before the days of RCIA classes). As a physicist, I was struggling with the notion of transubstantiation — that by the action of […]

Bruce Jenner: What Does Love Demand? Part 1

Bruce Jenner: What Does Love Demand? Part 1

Jun 8 15 • 0 comments

I was 18 when I encountered my first transgender person: Kevin was a sweet young man with a petite frame, high-pitched voice, and feminine mannerisms who hung around the common area of my all-girls’ dorm to avoid harassment and bullying from peers in his all-male dorm across the street. Kevin called himself a “pre-op queen,” […]

Luthers Today

Luthers Today

Jun 7 15 • 6 comments

From Germany yet again today rises the aroma of dissent. Whether this will ripen into schism or outright heresy will be clear after the conclusion of this fall’s Synod on the Family. Some modern-day princes of the German Church and numerous German bishops are, as did Martin Luther some centuries ago, attempting to heretically alter […]

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