Falling numbers in RCIA?
Mark Shea links to one...two posts by Sherry Weddell on the falling numbers coming out of RCIA classes.
She suggests that part of the problemmight have to do with the turn of the generational tide and the coming into their own of the Millennial generation.Of course when I entered into th
Your defining post?
Jen over at Conversion Diary has a knack for asking really great questions to bloggers out there. She asks What is your defining post?
This was tough for me ... My blog usually has four types of posts.
1. Me complaining
2. Me trying to capture those touching stories about my fa
Fundamentals of Dogma, Harry Potter style
Nicolas Poussin - The Assumption of the Virgin
The fourth Glorious mystery
Jean Restout - Pentecost
The third Glorious mystery
Potentially disturbing news on the parental rights front
Historical Christian has the scoop ...But now, parents have to be on guard again. Seems some people want to force kids into the public school system despite having a demonstrably great homeschooling experience - and why? Because they don't like the parent's religion, and want to expose t
10 Episcopal nuns in Archdiocese of Baltimore to join Catholic Church
I didn't even know the Episcopal Church had nuns ... well, they have ten less of them now.Before deciding to enter the Catholic Church, the sisters had explored Episcopal splinter groups and other Christian denominations. Mother Christina noted that the sisters had independently contemplated jo
Nine consecutive blogging days?!?
I have blogged for nine consecutive days ... I think that is a record for me.
Garofalo - Ascension of Christ
The second Glorious mystery
A defense of the Sacrament of Marriage
Defense of Sacrament of Marriage ... First there are a few terms I want to define. Baltimore Catechism anyone?136. Q. What is a Sacrament?
A. A Sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.
105. Q. What is sanctifying grace? -- AKA DIVINE GRACE
Priests, religious and larger families
There is some anecdotal evidence to support the idea that priests and religious come from large families at a higher rate than small families. I bring this up because I heard a priest discussing vocations and one of the things he mentioned was that it was a sacrifice. For the priest or religious thi
I see there was some wind damage in Shiner, TX today
Just as long as it didn't affect the beer we are on the same page ....
Is the Obama administration intending to fund the arts at the service of the state?
Anybody care to comment on this? This is piggybacking on the government is advertising post I wrote earlier.
The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?Backed by the full weight of President Barack Obama’s call to service and the institutional weight of the NEA, the conference call
Divine Mercy / Sacred Heart image
Another question for the gallery ... Is this image sufficient for a consecration/enshrinement/enthronement of our home to the Sacred Heart? It is a Divine Mercy image with a Sacred Heart in it.
I was asked whether this ceremony was being done for us by one of the Sacred Heart
Peter Paul Rubens - The Resurrection of Christ
The first Glorious mystery
Still want to be a birther?
Francesco Albani - Baptism of Christ
The first Luminous mystery
William Holman Hunt - The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple
The fifth Joyful mystery
Philippe de Champaigne - The Presentation in the Temple
The fourth Joyful mystery
Mercatornet does the heavy lifting on the absurdity of the Whole Foods boycott
so I don't have toYet the boycott doesn’t ring true to me. Beyond the obvious involvement of groups like Single Payer Action, an advocacy group that is pushing for a nationalisation of health care period, well beyond President Obama’s call for a government option, there is the insincere moralit
So that those searching on "chesterton tornado" get what they are looking for. Below is a video of the Chesterton Indiana tornado:
Chesterton Indiana tornado rated EF-2
Another tornado made its way into the Catholic blogosphere today.
Upcoming changes to the Roman Missal
Click here for a full list of the changes(HT) Happy Catholic
Lorenzo Lotto - Nativity
The third Joyful mystery
So when someone tells me to "get the facts"
about health care from an executive branch web site I cannot help but wonder why people think it is a good thing that Big Brother Is Advertising.
Furthermore, how is this any different than Bush calling together prominent bloggers to deliver talking points to the masses about Iraq? It
Domenico Ghirlandaio - The Visitation
The second Joyful mystery
Since your role in teaching your children the faith is so vital
Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.
The right and duty of parents to give education is essential, since it is connected with the
Sandro Botticelli - Annunciation
Sandro Botticelli - Annunciation
The first Joyful mystery
Bishop of Diocese of Sioux City comes out on health care reform
VERY interesting read ... The current national debate about health care reform should concern all of us. There is much at stake in this political struggle, and also much confusion and inaccurate information being thrown around. My brother bishops have described some clear “goal-posts” to mark out
Populist Right Rising .... or Obama's problem, part II
This plays into my earlier post about Obama's problem. Pat Buchananan points out even further evidence that Americans have all of the sudden become a little more conservative .... But what are we to make of these "evil-mongers" of Harry Reid's depiction, these "mobs" of
You never know what brings in the traffic
I am high in Google rankings on
#3 facebook banned pictures
(for this link)
Over 17% of my search traffic is coming through on post
We Christians are different ... because we do not kill our children
Fascinating book review ....So then, anyone who loves history knows that what is happening today in these two huge countries (FC: India and China), which together constitute almost one third of the world population, has always happened in the past, including in old Europe or in the New World. Up unt
USCCB on health care reform
USCCB on health care reform
Does Obama have a problem?
since I hammered the gnashing of teeth by Republicans on side show items I figured I would give Democrats their own hammering ....
A short while back Mark Shea linked to a Tom Tomorrow comic lamenting the lack of action on certain promises that Obama ran on. See Can this marriage be saved
News preists and nuns: Fidelity to the Church important
Fr. Z had this
New Nuns and Priests Seen Opting for Tradition
Giving a real statistic to what many of us have known for a long time“We’ve heard anecdotally that the youngest people coming to religious life are distinctive, and they really are,” said Sister Mary Bendyna, execut
We are expecting our fifth child
Our children are especially excited. :)
While Republicans go off the deep end
They will be saved by the fact that a party in control can get to deeper waters faster. I expect Republicans will make gains in 2010.
Complete on demand television
I am not exactly a visionary but I have seen how industries collapse. Anyone who followed the glory days of the CD to the MP3, then to Napster and the legal wrangling surrounding that has got to see the writing on the wall for television as we know it.
I own a Blu-Ray player. I bought it
The inverse relationship between a party in control and sanity
or I am part of the conspiracy - Part II / keeping Obama Derangement Syndrome at bay
In the United States I think there is an inverse relationship between being in power and maintaining some level of dignity when it comes to sanity.
For example, when Clinton was in office a lis
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