Is it Foolish to Listen to CNN?

Well, on any issue of faith, morality, or the Catholic Church: ABSOLUTELY! If you read the idiotic CNN article about Pope Francis and civil unions, which I absolutely refuse to link, please note: 1) Pope affirmed incoherence of the notion of marriage between individuals of the same-sex. 2) Divorced Catholics are not barred from communion, per se.  (The Catholic Church bars those who enter into a ‘second’ marriage without first getting a declaration of nullity …

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The Anti-Specific-Vax Trend

In recent months, Mark Shea has hosted his fair share of vaccination discussions.  Reading the most recent Facebook thread–where-in Mark solicited his readers for their moral arguments against HPV vaccination–is a minor exercise in masochism.  However, having tread through those waters, I think I know what some of the Anti-Specific-Vax readers are trying to convey: the problem of moral hazard. The Concept Sin is sin because it harms one’s relationship with God, and sin also …

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A Resolution Worth Adopting

A Resolution Worth Adopting

Eight days into the new year might be a bit late for a post about New Year Resolutions, but, the fact is, each day is ripe for resolutions. So, regardless of whether you have made a resolution for this year or not, here are my two universal suggestions for how to improve yourself–beginning today. 1.) On the physical front, floss more often. I’m sure this doesn’t apply to a handful of folks, but it definitely …

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Why Phil Robertson is Smarter than His Critics

Why Phil Robertson is Smarter than His Critics

Can someone explain to me why GLAAD isn’t beating the war drums against GQ magazine?  After all, if the best thing is for Phil Robertson’s words to not be given a platform at A&E, then it follows that GQ shouldn’t publish them either.  Shouldn’t they be upset that GQ provided a platform for Robertson to disseminate his religious conviction that homo-sex is sinful? Oh, that’s right, GLAAD loves having people like Phil Robertson around as …

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The Joy of the Gospel .epub Generator

Some folks take issue with a member of the Church distributing Church documents to Church members.  I don’t, but some do.  So, while I have no intention of making copies of The Joy of the Gospel unavailable, I will offer an additional method of attaining an .epub version of Pope Francis’ latest exhortation… Step 1.)  Go to the Vatican’s English copy of The Joy of the Gospel. 2.)  Right click the page and save it to your computer. …

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