If you were shocked and saddened at the news of a shooting that took place at St. James Catholic Church in Ogden Utah, you aren’t alone. No one expects violence of that sort to take place on a Sunday, during Mass, in America.
-Feast of St. Anthony of Padua Being a child of divorce, I’m not used to thinking warm and fuzzy thoughts about Father’s Day.
Originally posted on July 15, 2010, almost one year before The Church and New Media burst onto the scene. Another week, another pithy review of European History. I have to think that when Belloc wrote this book in 1936, he was at the height of his literary abilities.
Full credit for the paraphrase embedded in the title above goes to priest, and poet extraordinaire, Gerard Manly Hopkins, SJ. I thought of it today as I saw photographs of the Catholic HEART Work Camp trip that two of my children are on this week. Hopkin’s poem is entitled God’s Grandeur, and it isn’t too
The short answer is, “No.” The long answer is “show me where it says that (or even implies it) in the Constitution, and the amendments to the same (particularly in the Bill of Rights). What about when it comes to the HHS Mandate, which requires nonreligious entities provide coverage for artificial contraceptions, abortion services, etc.? [...]