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Benjamin Franklin on Dissent

By | January 2, 2018

It’s rather unusual for me to be quoting Ben Franklin, but I happen to be watching a TV special John Wayne put together called Swing Out, Sweet Land, and it had this quote from Franklin… a quote that is found barely anywhere on the Internet. This is the attitude we who are old enough to… Read More »

The Return of the Blog

By | February 2, 2017

It was down for a while there, but it’s back. At this time, I would just like to quote from an Angelus address of St. John Paul II: Mary, in fact, when considered in the fullness of the Church’s mystery and mission, not only expresses its independent personality, at the apex and at the beginning… Read More »

Charles Untz

By | November 26, 2015

It doesn’t hurt to ask… Well, here’s the prayer to ask for the intercession of Charles Untz, a teenager who died in 2000 and some consider to have been a rather holy young man. A very simple website testifies to him: My Lady’s Knight. A prayer asking his intercession: Oh, Jesus, in these most difficult… Read More »

Cornelius a Lapide’s Marian Commentaries on Scripture

By | August 25, 2015

I found a rather useful doctoral dissertation concerning the commentary of Cornelius a Lapide and Mariology. The dissertation is entitled Cornelius a Lapide’s biblical methodology used in Marian texts and its comparison with a contemporary approach. It was written by the Very Rev. James Presta. It contains a number of translations into English from the… Read More »

Religious Liberty

By | May 2, 2015

This is a time when religious liberty is clearly under attack in the United States. Let’s pray for the triumph of God’s will. Holy Hours, novenas, and Mass intentions are in order. May freedom of religion be maintained in our land.

10 years ago

By | February 18, 2015

What was happening 10 years ago? Students from Franciscan University of Steubenville, as part of the Sonlife California mission trip, participated in an episode of The Price is Right and one got on the show! Read about it in an old blog entry.

A Rather Slow Blog

By | March 25, 2013

I intended to do more blogging during the Lent, but it didn’t happen. I think part of the reason is that I don’t feel like I have anything particularly original to say. Others are saying things more clearly and probably reaching a lot more people. I know that I have no regular visitors to the… Read More »

The News at News.VA

By | February 17, 2013

This new site from the Vatican: NEWS.VA, has plenty of information about the Pope. It’s a great resource to check on, and you can “like” a Facebook version of it also. I think it will be an importance source during this time of transition, when other sources are often less than reliable.

Somewhere along the line….

By | December 16, 2012

I recently saw some statistics on a particular community of religious women, and I now have a better understanding of why some communities (well, actually there are a number of them) haven’t had vocations for quite a while, and if they do have any, they aren’t very young. This community listed all living members and… Read More »