I realize I may lose some of my non-Catholic readers, but here goes. Catholics have consistently held that praying for the dead is a good and noble thing. Our prayers and works can help remit some of the punishment due to sin, for those detained in purgatory. Here is a vivid artistic rendering of this… Continue reading Enlisting the Army of the Dead: Plenary Indulgences
This post is not what you think it is… UPDATED FOR CLARITY A friend sent me a concern about someone doing some internet hanky-panky with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here is the gist of her note: There is a revised version of the Vatican’s Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2358 on homosexuality… Continue reading Keep your grubby ideological mitts off the Catechism!!
The Christian Post reports that California State Assemblyman Evan Low has withdrawn his controversial gay “conversion therapy ban” bill, citing fears that it would not pass constitutional muster. Curtis Schube, legal counsel with the Pennsylvania Family Institute: “We are grateful that the California legislature has tabled this bill. Not only would a ban on counseling… Continue reading CA “You Must Stay Gay” bill withdrawn
Bill Donahue, of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has a post called “PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT DEBUNKED.” I will eventually read it and possibly comment on it. But I must say this before I do. Even if I turn out to agree completely with his analysis, he is completely wrong to be talking about… Continue reading Memo to Bill Donohue: Now is not the moment.
I’ve been stumbling over the words of the Morning Offering prayer I have said for years. “I offer them for all the intentions of our bishops.” Whoa! Wait! All the intentions? All our bishops? I’ve had to mentally rewrite this, morning after morning. All the intentions of bishops who are complicit in sex abuse cover-ups?… Continue reading Dr. J’s Morning Offering
Once again, members of the Catholic heirarchy are trying to convince us that priests living a homosexually active sex life are not particularly a problem in the current crisis. I’m here to say that the lay faithful are not going to be diverted by attempts to change the subject. Clergy living active homosexual lives are… Continue reading No Cardinal Cupich, the John Jay Report doesn’t make me feel any better.
My latest from The Stream: July 31, 2018 We might as well call it the Perverted Priest Problem. Some men of homosexual inclinations are using their place within the Catholic Church to gratify themselves sexually. More disgusting than Cardinal McCarrick’s behavior is the widespread network of prelates who must have been covering for him. But… Continue reading In light of Perverted Priest Problem: Cardinal Baldiserri’s ‘LGBT’ Language is Terrible Timing