The Environmental Encyclical and the assault on Faith and Reason
In 1663, Pope Urban VIII sided with the “scientific consensus” and had the heliocentric observations of Galileo anathemized. That marks, as far as I can tell, the last intervention of the Catholic Church in science. Indeed, Catholic scientists such as Louis Pasteur, the Augustinian friar Gregor Mendel, the Catholic priest Georges Lemaître were on the cutting edge of science. That is, until today. Today the | Read More »
Pope Francis continues to disappoint liberals
Shortly after Jose Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope, he made statements that made him a liberal darling. Perhaps the most widely quoted was a mangled statement about homosexuality (“If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?”) was used by the American left as proof that the Pope was endorsing homosexual conduct and, by extension, homosexual | Read More »
OMG! That Pope guy is secretly a Catholic
Last month I noted the surprise that rumbled through MSNBC when Pope Francis, in an homily in the Philippines, declared that homosexual marriage was a danger to the institution of marriage and to families: At a rally for families in the country’s capital of Manila, the popular pontiff spoke of an “ideological colonization that we have to be careful about that is trying to destroy | Read More »
America’s Diplomatic Relationship with the Catholic Church
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Ambassador Francis Rooney to discuss his latest book detailing our diplomatic relationship with the Catholic church, Pope Francis and how the Church has influenced world events.
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MSNBC: Holy Crap, that Pope guy is a Catholic
As a fairly conservative Catholic I’d be lying if I said that Pope Francis’s off the cuff pronouncements didn’t leave me like a James Bond martini: shaken not stirred.
Pope Francis On Free Speech: Terrorism Works Like Hell
So can I really say anything that I want? Anything? Let’s see…According to the SCOTUS, doing a satirical advertisement depicting a religious figure getting drunk before he preaches and losing his virginity to Good Old Mom in the outhouse is coarse but acceptable parody. So absent any personal standard to leaven my own content; I’m pretty much able to offend whomever I want. According to | Read More »
Voxsplaining the Pope
I’m a Catholic and have to admit that I’m not sending Pope Francis a Christmas card. I think he’s suffering from the effects of going from, to mix metaphors, a big fish in a small pond (Argentina? Really?) to a little meatball in a big plate of spaghetti. His statements are confusing the faithful and encouraging the enemies of faith, like, for instance, what your | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Is there anyone more | Read More »
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Practices Theology
With the secular media convinced that Pope Francis is on the verge of disavowing Christianity (that, of course, excludes those of you reading this who are already convince Catholics jettisoned Christianity centuries ago), a very unremarkable statement by him set the internet buzzing: Pope Francis has waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict | Read More »
Will church leaders in U.S. seize this opportunity?
The foundations of every institution that make America a stable society are being shaken—hard. Nothing is being spared. The family in America is under attack like never before. The church in America has lost its courage and boldness on certain issues in the light of a new Barna Group study that reveals most pastors avoid the “controversial issues.” And Americans have a growing and deep | Read More »
Pope Francis Hosts Mideast Peace ‘Prayer Summit’ with Israeli and Palestinian Presidents Tomorrow
Re-posted from PJ Media When Pope Francis visited the Middle East for three days last month he extended a rather unusual invitation to host a weekend prayer summit for Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his Vatican apartment. These two leaders, usually at odds with each other, stunned the Pope by accepting his offer. Now, on Sunday, June 8, Pope Francis | Read More »
An Easter Week Look at Pope Francis
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Michael Dougherty to discuss Pope Francis, the discussions he has sparked in the Catholic church and just how powerful his now famous phrase, “Who am I to judge?” really is.
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Latest Shroud of Turin News with an Exclusive Message from A Renowned Scientist
Re-posted from PJ Media In the next few weeks leading up to Easter Sunday you can expect to hear more news about the Shroud of Turin — a mysterious piece of linen that millions of Catholics and other Christians believe is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ. It was during Holy Week last year when the Shroud of Turin generated headlines around the globe. | Read More »
Can We Stop With This Charade Please?
I’m gonna make this short and simple: I’m really getting agitated over this blowing up of every other statement coming from the Pope’s mouth. A lot of this charade was started and fault of the leftist media which hates the Catholic Church with every bit of energy they have, but a lot of people in general are blowing up over this statement or that comment. | Read More »
The Monster In The Mirror: Dark Enlightenment On Why People Hate The West
I can see the merit of gaining a reasonable comprehension of why people would willing let themselves be subjected to vile indignity until more explosives could be inserted as a suppository for when they blew themselves up in our general vicinity. The unsentimental former Soldier in me considers the mundane obvious. More explosives equals higher P(h)*P(k)*. Quaint; but this doesn’t quite give us the whole story.
Somebody has to actually be willing to accept a truly uncivilized level of personal depravity and denigration to earn that higher P(h)*P(k). Can you think of anyone that you actually know and interact with that you hate that much? Can you imagine any enemy of non-biblical proportions that you would hate that much on general principles? When our enemies are willing to suffer vile and repulsive things so that they can blow us up; then they see something terrible when they look upon us. I can only reach the logical conclusion that we have quite the image problem. When you are given the gift to see yourself as others see you, you will quite probably encounter The Monster in The Mirror.
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