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The Pro-choice Mantra is “Every Child, a Wanted Child.”

April 25, AD2015 3 Comments
The Pro-choice Mantra is “Every Child, a Wanted Child.”

Man, that implies so much. That those who survive the Rubicon of the womb, they were desired,while those who did not, were not. Except it isn’t true. If you look at this world, there are plenty of children who suffer from neglect, from abuse, from the long tentacles of pain of parents who for whatever […]

Saints and Saintmakers

April 25, AD2015 6 Comments
Saints and Saintmakers

Most of us would really like to be in heaven one day.  The alternative is unthinkable. The only problem with getting into heaven is that only saints get in, both canonized and uncanonized. And while most of us are really good people, being saintly is something we must aspire to, because being a “good person” […]

Catholic Joy?

April 24, AD2015 8 Comments
Catholic Joy?

  Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, not a special gift given to a select few;  it is simply a by-product of living in God. However, when people think of a Catholic saint, the first image that comes to mind is a sad, pale, thin figure, often tortured and in pain, or looking […]

Book “Selfish” Not Christ-like

April 22, AD2015 48 Comments
Book “Selfish” Not Christ-like

Last week, I peeked into the epicenter of hedonism as it advances. I was working in the kitchen while watching the news. I kept the TV on when Entertainment Tonight followed. I’ll skip the Bruce Jenner sex change hoopla and get straight to story that made me shudder. (Nowadays, it takes a lot.) Famous person […]

Modern Secularism’s Triple Distortion of Divine Mercy

April 21, AD2015 14 Comments
Modern Secularism’s Triple Distortion of Divine Mercy

I continue to be amazed by how this secular society tries to twist Divine Mercy into blinking, happy-go-lucky acceptance of every behavior one can imagine. This warped and sinister reasoning follows a three-way distortion of logic, Church teaching, and Divine Mercy. First, we are told that, since we are all created in God’s image, it […]

The Complementarity of Justice and Mercy

April 21, AD2015 8 Comments
The Complementarity of Justice and Mercy

We have just celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday during the season of Easter, which can rightly be viewed as a season of mercy. Pope Francis has declared that the Church will celebrate a Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning December 8, 2015. Through both the rhythm of the liturgical calendar and the guidance of our Holy Father […]

Make the Sign of the Cross and Go In!

April 20, AD2015 2 Comments
Make the Sign of the Cross and Go In!

Outside of his family, General William S. Rosecrans had three great passions in his life: His religion, Roman Catholicism, to which he had converted as a cadet at West Point, the Army and the Union. In the Civil War, all three passions coincided. Rising to the rank of Major General and achieving command of the […]

Contemplating The Mystery of Mercy

April 18, AD2015 2 Comments
Contemplating The Mystery of Mercy

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis recently released, Misericordiae Vultus, his Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In this document, he lays out his plans for this upcoming celebration of our Lord’s incredible love and mercy towards His people.  In addition, he encourages us to begin preparing ourselves now for this event through […]

A Difficult Lent

April 15, AD2015 1 Comment
A Difficult Lent

“We had the experience but missed the meaning, / And approach to the meaning restores the experience / In a different form, beyond any meaning / We can assign to happiness” – T.S. Eliot For a few days, I watched the sun descend over the Point Loma Cliffs. Each day, roughly 30 minutes before sunset, […]

Mary’s Simple and Amazing Guide to Discipleship

April 15, AD2015 3 Comments
Mary’s Simple and Amazing Guide to Discipleship

God approached a young woman, and she said, “Yes.” Next, what she didn’t say was even more noteworthy. She didn’t say, “I will do this.” Instead, she said, “Let it be done unto me.” And then she thanked God for allowing her to be the one with whom He would give flesh to the most […]