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What They Didn’t Tell Me About the Church

August 10, AD2017 0 Comments
What They Didn’t Tell Me About the Church

I entered the Catholic Church in 2010, but my wife and I turned slowly away from the popular ideological goals and dreams of this world a few years before that. She has leapt ahead of me now in this progress towards eternity, which is fitting as she also lead me in life by her understanding […]

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“Fake News” – The Paganization of the Church

June 13, AD2017 7 Comments
“Fake News” – The Paganization of the Church

Social media today is flooded with what some call ‘fake news’ stories. Whether it is a falsification about an archaeological discovery, an allegation of criminal activity by a company, or a ploy to demean a political figure, it is amazing the lies people will tell – and believe. These stories, often with very convincing details, […]

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The U.S. Election: No More Big Yawn

May 31, AD2016 7 Comments
The U.S. Election: No More Big Yawn

My usual big yawn during election years has this time around turned to into eager attention. What will the orange-haired rich guy with the personality of a ten-year-old say next? When will the familiar but annoying lady cackle at us, then demand that we not understand her past public statements and actions, as she publicly stated […]

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Why Priests Fail, and How We Fail Them

March 11, AD2016 9 Comments
Why Priests Fail, and How We Fail Them

  I have wanted to write this article for some time, but was a bit reluctant as this is an emotional topic for many. But with the recent Best Picture award going to the movie Spotlight, I think it is time to explain the truth about errant priests and other clergy who have done terrible […]

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Hymns or Heresy?

February 28, AD2016 16 Comments
Hymns or Heresy?

This will be short and sweet. Yours truly is weary of church songs, masquerading as hymns, portraying something other than Church teaching. It’s bad enough that every Tom, Dick, and Harriet wants to see himself (herself) as a composer, leaving us with what amounts to a roller coaster ride up and down the scale. Vapid […]

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The Zika Virus and the Demographic Winter

February 20, AD2016 1 Comment
The Zika Virus and the Demographic Winter

Stories concerning the Zika virus have been all over the news, lately, and for good reason. I am all in favor of informing the public regarding various diseases, as well as methods to keep one (and their family members) safe from them. However, I begin to get concerned when individuals, some of whom lack sound […]

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Discerning Private Revelation: Part Two

January 23, AD2016 2 Comments
Discerning Private Revelation: Part Two

In the light of my previous article, Discerning Private Revelation: A Particular Pitfall, it seems right and just to offer another discussion on a particular area of private revelation that is also often in dispute. I am speaking of what I will here call “belief and unbelief” and it is to this theme that the […]

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Truth: Not What You Think

January 12, AD2016 7 Comments
Truth: Not What You Think

A FaceBook friend recently posted this: What I fear has become the new “progressive” orthodoxy is this, that there is no such thing as truth. And if there is no truth, there can be no love of truth. And if there is no love of truth, our civilization collapses, for it was built, both in […]

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Being Thankful for a Catholic Education

November 28, AD2015 5 Comments
Being Thankful for a Catholic Education

During this time of year, we pause and give thanks for all of the blessings we have in our lives. These blessings become even more significant when we recognize that many do not have them, or at least do not have them to the degree we do. Giving thanks is something we should do often […]

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St. Michael and Spiritualism: a Hidden History?

November 28, AD2015 24 Comments
St. Michael and Spiritualism: a Hidden History?

During the research for my book Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael, I came across some intriguing research on the movement known as “Spiritualism” or “Spiritism.” Regretfully, this was an area that I was not able to incorporate much in the book. I would like to sketch briefly the “hidden” history between […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Halloween

October 21, AD2015 2 Comments
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Halloween

Author’s Note:  This is a slightly updated Halloween reprint and I hope to finish an extra article on exorcism before Halloween itself, but you just know that these gems are going to be circulating again.  Previous Halloween-ish articles are: demons, vampires, Frankenstein, witchcraft, magic, D&D, and Lucifer himself. Pag-again? Just like every other big Catholic thing, it’s supposedly […]

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The SSPX and the Catholic Church: A House Divided

October 12, AD2015 13 Comments
The SSPX and the Catholic Church: A House Divided

There are over a million members of the Society of St. Pius X (“SSPX”) in the world today, and all of them, whether they are aware of it or not, are in rebellion against the Supreme Pontiff.  While many traditionally minded Catholics claim that the Society of St. Pius X maintains the only fully authentic […]

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Conspiracies and Catholicism: Devil’s Advocate

September 28, AD2015 4 Comments
Conspiracies and Catholicism: Devil’s Advocate

In some instances, “devil’s advocate” gets used as a polite form of various colloquialisms for a person who likes to cause trouble, or offer an opposing perspective to an issue. This label can result in great surprise on finding out that it’s Catholic– and a good thing, to boot. They’re part of the saint verification […]

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Apparitions in Lipa: Is There Hope for Medjugorje?

September 18, AD2015 7 Comments
Apparitions in Lipa: Is There Hope for Medjugorje?

On September 12, the Archbishop of Lipa in the Philippines issued a decree on a case of alleged apparitions from 1948 in Lipa itself. This news has been making its rounds within Catholic media. This is partly because of some history of Lipa that coincides with the Medjugorje phenomenon. In this article, I discuss this […]

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No Terror By Night, or Day!

September 14, AD2015 0 Comments
No Terror By Night, or Day!

  On Friday we all reflected on the events of 9/11, 14 years ago.  It was been unavoidable, if you turned on a television, radio or looked at social media.  And that is a very good thing!  I for one mean it when echoing the sentiment, “We must never forget.” For many of my generation, […]

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Pope Francis Remakes the Vatican?

August 17, AD2015 4 Comments
Pope Francis Remakes the Vatican?

The August 2015 edition of The National Geographic Magazine features a lengthy article on Pope Francis, written by Robert Draper after six months of observing the life of the Holy Father, featuring photographs by Dave Yoder.  Though the article is titled and headlined with one-liners that portray the Pope and Catholic tradition in conflict, the […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Miracles

June 3, AD2015 4 Comments
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Miracles

Back on Conspiracies & Catholicism: Saints, I said I’d do an article on Miracles at a later time because certified miracles are required to show that a Saint was in position to nag Himself in person, so to speak. So here we go. What is a miracle? Literally, it’s from the the Latin for “wonderful”. […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Saints

May 5, AD2015 1 Comment
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Saints

Over on the Angels article, I avoided digressing as far as I might by saying I’d get into saints in a later article; so here we go! What is a saint? A saint is someone who is recognized as being united with God; a holy one. English is actually a bit odd– we’ve got a […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Angels

April 7, AD2015 5 Comments
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Angels

You’ve probably heard about that baby girl who survived a car accident that killed her mother, hanging in her car seat for 14 hours until emergency personnel showed up. The first responders say they heard someone– not the baby, but either a woman or a child– yelling for help, which gave them the strength to […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Pope Corn

March 10, AD2015 2 Comments
Conspiracies & Catholicism:  Pope Corn

Yes, it’s a strained pun; this is a mixed bag of Papal falsehoods. Pope Joan, the Pope’s Fishing Fleet, and the Pope Speaks For God; originally Hitler’s Pope was going to be part of it, but that kind of grew too big. Pope Joan There are a lot of variations, but the story goes like […]

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