Category Archives: Catholic Faith & Inspiration

Unlike Cain and Abel

I visited my father’s gravesite on Fathers Day with his grown grand-kids whom he never met. Our next stop was to visit his 92-year-old younger brother and my dear uncle, who is in a rehabilitation facility. He is not well … Continue reading

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D-Day Inspiration, Lt. Robert Patrick Mathias

Lacking any direct connection to those who served in WWII, my appreciation of them has over time come to be symbolized in one hero — described in historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1994 book, D-Day, June 6, 1944 — the impressive … Continue reading

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Traditional marriage and the concept of ‘pilita’

Pilita – Spanish slang for piling on. If you plan on supporting the concept of traditional marriage — members of the opposite sex with a bare minimum of common ancestors¹ — in the public square debate, for God’s sake be … Continue reading

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Roe v Wade eligible images

A Child is Born photography from Lennart Nilsson. Please click on photos to enlarge. 6 weeks 16 weeks 18 weeks – Life magazine 04/30/65

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Why Christianity is not the UN

An open letter to my Emmaus brothers. How does our self-professed Christian faith differ from being a UN diplomat? The spiritual veil is much more easily pierced than diplomatic immunity. Waving a Christian card when personal behavior runs contrary to … Continue reading

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Feasting on less

Today’s Gospel reading–by the Apostle whose Feast we celebrate today, John–explains how His followers discovered that the Lord had risen [indeed]: Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag’dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still … Continue reading

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Gabriel’s inbox

The note was to the point, “See Me.” It was not like the angel Gabriel had to go somewhere to meet God. Obviously, He could just appear. No, this had to be about his meeting with Zacharias.  So while Angels … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect and C.S. Lewis

On September 19th, 1931, after an intense conversation with J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis became a Christian. I humbly suggest that the Butterfly effect from that stage of his conversion — an earlier stage included a necessary pit-stop at Theism for … Continue reading

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The threat of repressive puritanism?

Ross Douthat’s column does a great job of tossing aside the niceties about ‘respecting religious freedom’ from the Left and explains the logic behind their attacks: … Chick-fil-A [has been] threatened to prevent the delicious chicken chain from opening new … Continue reading

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Why not all change is progress

Want to know why 2,000 year-old institutions don’t change based on the advice of *bantamweight* intellectual advisers, like say a Fr. Cutie?  Ross Douthat provides one answer in his NYT op-ed column. Every word should be read, but here are … Continue reading

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