The first Latin American Pope has been chosen. And he has picked a name never before used by any Pope, a name that both illuminates his background and says something about his coming Papacy. He named himself Franciscum, Francis in English, after Saint Francis Xavier, or perhaps after Saint Francis of Assisi, only time will […]
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There were two old men who dwelt together for many years and who never quarreled. Then one said to the other: "Let us pick a quarrel with each other like other men do." "I do not know how quarrels arise," answered his companion. So the other said to him: "Look, I will put a brick […]
G.K. Chesterton, a Catholic, wrote in Orthodoxy, “The modern world is not evil; in some ways the modern world is far too good. It is full of wild and wasted virtues. When a religious scheme is shattered (as Christianity was shattered at the Reformation), it is not merely the vices that are let loose. The […]
But what great matter is this, if you who are but dust and a mere nothing, submit yourself to man for God’s sake, when I the Almighty, and the Most High, Who created all things out of nothing for thy sake, humbly subjected Myself to man. I became the most humble and the most abject […]
Generally I am against term limits. Even in the very few places that have them, I have not seen any evidence that they either increase the quality of legislative production or decrease the amount of cronyism and corruption that is present in the system. Rather, term limits work to slowly turn power over to non-elected […]
The media above speaks for itself. Warning, be careful not to be drinking milk while watching the video above. It might shoot out your nose. LOL. Thanks to one of the regular authors at Internetmonk.com.
The above photograph and logo comes from a Salvation Army website. I have little to say other than to comment that the above is correct theology. As the Church, we are called to pour out God’s mercy and grace into a needy world. Sometimes it is by the preaching of salvation. But, quite often it […]