Catholic culture · Mother of God

You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Back in my parish in San Marcos CA, the celebrations today are out-of-control and over-the-top. My old parish, St. Mark’s, (St. Mark’s; San Marcos; get it?) was about one third Mexican. They went all out for this feast day. I grew to love it. I went… Continue reading You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want

American politics · Catholic culture

The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

The Church asks that we pray for the souls in purgatory, especially in November. We are the Church Militant. The Souls in purgatory are the Church Suffering. They need our help. There’s only one door out of purgatory for the Holy Souls there. It opens only into heaven. But here’s the catch: they open it… Continue reading The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

American politics · Catholic culture · Gender Identity

Transgender Policy Rescinded: Novena for Our Nation

LifeSiteNews reports: In a reversal of federal policy that pleased marriage advocates and angered LGBTQI groups, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo interpreting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as not intended to apply to transgenders…. Sessions explained that the word “sex” in the 1964 law means “biologically male or female,” so that… Continue reading Transgender Policy Rescinded: Novena for Our Nation

Catholic culture · SPLC

Doing it like Jesus would

Most of my readers have probably heard about the Ruth Institute’s dust-up with being called a “hate group.” We showed up on CNN’s republication of the SPLC’s “hate map.” Our credit card processing company dropped us unceremoniously. I want to ask you to help us. Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.… Continue reading Doing it like Jesus would

Catholic Controversies · Catholic culture · divorce

Bai Macfarlane and John Farrell

Some of my readers are familiar with the very inside-Catholic-baseball question about whether a Catholic is required to get the permission of his or her bishop before filing for a civil divorce. The extensive discussion of my most recent article on Crisis convinces me that people are indeed interested in this topic. To the best… Continue reading Bai Macfarlane and John Farrell