Current Affairs

Married Priests? What about Mrs. Pastor?

May 12, 2007

We often hear, "It would be oh, so good for priests to have wives!" This sentiment has been answered and debunked many times. But I would like to look at it from a different angle. What about the intended wives? We can take a look at Evangelical Protestant pastors and their wives for a bit [...]

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Senseless Slaughter

April 18, 2007

Yesterday while surfing the internet and watching the BBC here in Antakya, we saw the news of the senseless slaughter at Virginia Tech. Some people don’t believe in original sin and its effects, but this kind of senseless wickedness should help clear up such foolishness. Sin is real and it has horrible effects, which is [...]

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Fr. Fessio Reinstated at Ave Maria University

March 22, 2007

UPDATE 3/23/07  The latest is that Fr. Fessio will continue on at Ave Maria University, though in a non-administrative capacity. Click here to read the story from the Naples News. Update article in NapleNews.com on 3/28/07, click here. YESTERDAY'S NEWS: This is new news for me. I am a regent at the University of Ave [...]

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What are the Best Dioceses in America?

March 1, 2007

Deal Hudson's article can be read here. Interesting to me was that the diocese doing the best are in areas where Catholics are least welcome; the areas where the Church is least healthy are areas where the Catholic Church has the longest history. (Link is now fixed, sorry!)

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Did They Discover the Bones of Jesus?

February 26, 2007

CATHOLIC NEW SERVICE STORY — VERY GOOD For an excellent and forthright overview and critique, click here for the Catholic News Service report. INTERVIEW WITH KLONER THE ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGIST WHO DISCOVERED THE TOMB First Question: "What do you make of the assertion that Jesus and his family were buried there?"  Answer: "It makes a great story for a [...]

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“Noise” Teresa Tomeo’s New Book on the Media

February 22, 2007

Teresa Tomeo has a history in the media, both secular and Catholic. She understands the ins and outs and in her new book Noise she teaches us to understand the media and how to protect ourselves and our kids. I wrote an endorsement for the book which states: "By putting the media under the microscope, [...]

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Sobering Statistics about Washington

February 1, 2007

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here's a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. [...]

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Catholic Video News; Daily 4 Minute Summary

January 26, 2007

A 4-minute news summary produced by the Canadian Salt + Light Catholic television network is now available on the Internet. The network launched the newscast "Zoom" on its Web page Wednesday. Salt + Light billed it as the first daily Catholic Webcast. Father Thomas Rosica, founder and executive director of the Toronto-based Salt + Light [...]

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Family Trends

January 23, 2007

Family TrendsPressures on Married Life Continue to Grow, by Father John Flynn ROME, JAN. 22, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Recent data reveals that marriage and family life are under pressure in various countries. In the United States 51% of women reported in 2005 that they live without a spouse, according to the New York Times on Jan. [...]

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Support the American Life League Against Pelosi

January 3, 2007

Pro-life group raps Pelosi "celebration tour" Washington, Jan. 3, 2007 (www.CWNews.com) – An American pro-life group has appealed to three different US archbishops, urging the prelates to stop a “celebration tour” by the incoming Speaker of the US House of Representatives, a Catholic politician who supports abortion. Rep. Nancy Pelosi has planned high-profile stops at [...]

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Obsession

January 3, 2007

Yesterday I watched the docomentary entitled Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West. It was not a pretty movie — in the sense of making you feel warm and fuzzy, or more in love with your wife. Rather, it was disturbing — the kind that makes you wake up and smell the smoke. If you [...]

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Americans’ Perception of Bethlehem

December 21, 2006

To Americans, Bethlehem is unfamiliar Dec. 20, 2006 (www.CWNews.com) – Americans are unfamiliar with the town where Jesus was born, according to a survey commissioned by the group Open Bethlehem. Only 15% of the Americans surveyed realized that Bethlehem is a Palestinian town on the West Bank, with a mixed Muslim-Christian population. Open Bethlehem commissioned [...]

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Can Excommunicated Bishop Consecrate other Bishops?

December 12, 2006

Kevin was the first caller tonight when I was on Catholic Answers Live doing the Open Forum Q & A. He asked a good question. Could the excommunicated Archbishop Milingo actually consecrate other priests as bishops? Milingo attempted to cosecrate four men as bishops. First, I will provide the passages from the Catholic Code of [...]

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Review of Mel Gibson’s “Apocolypto”

December 9, 2006

For a good and detailed — and witty — review of Mel's new movie by Marvin Silbermintz, a writer for Jay Leno, click here. It is not just a review of the movie, but also a very insightful discussion on Mel Gibson himself.

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Bravo Bishop Bruskewitz!

December 7, 2006

Vatican confirms excommunication for US dissident group Dec. 7, 2006 (CWNews.com) – The Vatican has confirmed an American bishop’s decision to excommunicate members of the dissident group Call to Action. Call to Action is “causing damage to the Church of Christ,” wrote Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re (bio – news), the prefect of the Congregation for [...]

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Koran in the US Senate?

December 1, 2006

Will we allow the Koran to enter the US Senate? Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran. When all elected officials take their oaths of office with their [...]

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