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Every Catholic Should Have This Perspective

Today we attended the deaconate ordinations for 13 new permanent deacons in our diocese. As I was heading off to work from the church, I noticed that the back of the sign with the parish name on it said "Now entering mission territory." Something so simple yet so easily forgotten by Catholics in these days of relativistic religion. Every parish ...

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Why Does it Have to be Wrong or Right?

Okay, this is almost entirely off topic but a post over at Jimmy Akin's site made me want to bring this up for discussion. The title of this post is in reference to a song by Restless Heart bemoaning the fact that cheating on your spouse is a black and white issue. What I would like to discuss here is ...

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Not the Answer I Was Expecting

My Wife: “Grandpa had to clean the pool last week because it was full of algae.” Me: “Do you think he was scared of the sharks in the pool?” Lucy (7): “No!” My Wife: “Maybe he was scared of the jelly fish.” Lucy: “No!” Me: “Why not?” Lucy: “Because swimming pools have chlorine and sea animals don’t like chlorine.” Well, ...

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Dunk Father in the Tank – It's Catholic Carnival Time

Thank you for visiting the Aquinas and More blog this week for the Catholic Carnival. Let's take a browse around the store and see what's new. Prayer and Spirituality In the Prayer and Spirituality section we have a post from Deep Furrows on Ignatian Spirituality. We also have two new entries on going to Mass. The Bearing Blog asks "How ...

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What is Your Impossible Cause?

Weekly Newsletter   St. Isidore Icon The beloved patron of farmers, Saint Isidore lived a life of simple piety and uncompromising devotion, always chosing service to God above all other distractions and obligations of life. In support of his ardent faith, angels were seen tilling his fields for him while he attended the Holy Mass, as is depicted in the ...

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The Daily Chesterbelloc – Scandal and Truth – 05/19/2006

"There is a case for telling the truth; there is a case for avoiding the scandal; but there is no possible defense for the man who tells the scandal, but does not tell the truth." – Chesterton I saw a headline today claiming that Fr. Maciel had been abusing seminarians for 50 years. The editor missed that the accusations are ...

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Da Vinci Code Thoughts

Okay, first, if you haven't been to Open Book on this topic. Go. Next, go to the Ratzinger Fan Club for their comprehensive collection of articles on the Da Vinci Code. Next, buy some material to educate yourself off-line. Next, my thoughts on the matter that I had expressed to others but hadn't seen online are now there: Catholic writer ...

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