Category Archives: Catholic Faith & Inspiration

Pope Francis denies the dignity of the Cuban dissident

Just when you thought this Papal visit couldn’t get any more dispiriting to Cuban dissidents, it did. The following questions were asked of Pope Francis on his plane trip leaving Cuba: Rosa Flores, CNN: We understand that more than 50 … Continue reading

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The Pope? How many additional Parishes does he want?

Stalin famously mocked the moral authority of the Catholic Church by asking “how many divisions” the Pope had. Perhaps he should have just sarcastically inquired as to how many safeguarded Parishes would be required to have them look the other … Continue reading

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Joan had the Dauphin, we got Francis

Did you hear the one about the Papal encyclical whose subject matter was only on the radar of the enemies of the Church, while ignoring the rising level of violence against Christians residing in the Muslim world as the centuries-old … Continue reading

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People of faith deserve to be remembered by people of faith

Update on June 27th: It was not hard to see a secular spin coming in this tragedy, but the push back from the black Christian community has been inspiring. Michael Wear in Christianity Today is tired of people attempting to … Continue reading

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John Lennox imagines humble Christians

There is a scene from The Exorcist which reminds me of how I used to think of Christians who interpret the Book of Genesis literally. When exorcism was first suggested as shock therapy to Chris MacNeil by the Clinic Director, … Continue reading

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John Lennox imagines humble Atheists

It is common for pop culture favorites, e.g., Bill Maher [59] and Jon Stewart [52], to ridicule religion and argue that it is a natural enemy to science. It helps that their audiences are probably as disinterested in science as … Continue reading

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What to do when God appears to say no?

How do we react when God does not seem to respond to our petitions? Do we become Morris Albert groupies? A WSJ article by Gregory Cootsona gives us a glimpse into how the great C.S. Lewis navigated the issue: Finally, … Continue reading

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Unlike Cain and Abel

I visited my father Adolfo’s gravesite on Fathers Day with his grown grandkids whom he never met. Our next stop was to visit his 92-year-old younger brother and my dear uncle, Ramiro, who is in a Hialeah rehabilitation facility. He … 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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