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The Abortion Record of the President

By | October 11, 2009

LifeSiteNews is keeping a continuously growing record of the actions of President Obama that involve pro-abortion people and politics. It’s rather extensive. If you didn’t know he is not a friend of the unborn, this will help you to see it more clearly: Abortion Record.

Choose Wisely

By | October 4, 2009

Family Films are Killing R-Rated Movies Money rules the movie industry, and thus you and I, by our support or lack thereof, can make a difference in what we support. Of course, we are called to detachment from material goods in general, so we should be especially choosy – choosing only that which will help… Read More »

The Summa

By | August 31, 2009

I’m teaching a class at Franciscan University of Steubenville as an adjunct professor. Here’s one of the resources I’m using: a chart of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Oblate Sisters

By | July 28, 2009

For a number of years, the Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Eucharist have been helpful to the Marians in various ways, and we have been their chaplains in the US. They are particularly dedicated to praying for the Church and for priests. The Oblates are in both Stockbridge, MA, on Eden Hill (they have… Read More »

Non Abbiate Paura

By | June 29, 2009

Enjoy this brief clip from an incredible musical: The scene is from the wedding feast at Cana. The performance is produced by Comunita Cenacolo. Dare I say this is “rehab at its finest.”

Books and Old TV

By | June 10, 2009

I’ve dealt somewhat with lots of old books we have at one of our houses, and there certainly are some gems. One of my favorites is Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen’s Preface to Religion, which deals with basic themes from a Thomistic standpoint. This is a great way to learn some basic Thomistic theological… Read More »

The Air is Clear

By | May 13, 2009

While the air is quite clear here in Steubenville, it is actually a sign of economic woe for the area. About 1900 employees connected with the steel industry in the area are laid off. Operations here have been halted, and it is uncertain when they will resume. Article on the Situation When the air is… Read More »

Lichen

By | April 28, 2009

The Marians are most well known in Poland for administering the Shrine of Our Lady of Lichen. Somebody made a little video about the shrine here: The Bach organ music is a bit over the top, I know.

Lourdes

By | April 24, 2009

The story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes has been the subject of film since at least 1898, when Louis Lumière made a short documentary on the city. I count at least 5 major movie versions, 3 TV movie versions, and a cartoon version. There is also a radio drama based on Song of Bernadette you… Read More »

They Walk On

By | April 24, 2009

now i don’t know where the days go, they turn into weeks they turn into years summers turn into Christmas and they all disappear and children turn from their childlike trust as their laughter is turned into tears still they listen for the voices that we all used to hear they walk on … from… Read More »

True, so true

By | April 14, 2009

“Rudeness has nearly become the rule, rather than the exception, on the Internet. Blogs, forums, e-mails, and comment sections are hothouses for the unedited savagery of the miscreant, the coward, and the Pharisee. Yet it is the place where we have chosen to speak with a Catholic voice. As Archbishop Chaput has said of his… Read More »