December 16, 2006

I am TIME magazine's "Person of the Year"

Finally! A testament to my humility!
Click HERE for it.

Santa versus Jesus

Another one that I saw on www.fanatholic.com!



December 15, 2006

Wrapped for Christmas


[This one's for Mr. Bob Farrell]


HABEMUS PAPAM. Twenty Months Later, a Portrait

Benedict XVI doesn’t seek applause, he doesn’t harangue the crowds, but he’s still extremely popular. He himself has explained his secret: it is “obedience to the truth, not to the dictatorship of popular opinion”.

Read more of what Sandro Magister has to say.
Click HERE for it.

December 14, 2006

THE TIDE IS TURNING TOWARD CATHOLICISM

How?

+ Vocations are increasing
+ The laity is defending the Church in many ways
+ The youth's faithfulness to the Church, her traditions & the Holy Father has undergone a profound resurgence
+ Catholic communications such as Catholic radio & Catholic websites & blogs have increased profoundly
+ A deep interest in Mary is being witnessed across the world
+ Interest in the Eucharist & Eucharistic adoration is on the rise
+ Catholics are defending their history & teachings that some in secular society mock or don't understand
Click HERE for it.

Lots of good news about Catholic home-schooling

One U.S.A. bishop reports that over a five-year period 23 percent of young men graduating from one home school cooperative in his diocese entered the seminary.

More good news about Catholic home-schooling....
Click HERE for it.

Relatively "uncatechized" priests!

Last night I was at a dinner with eight other priests.

At one point they spoke of instances of the catechetical failure of RCIA.

I brought up the fact that the merely 200-page (size of a "missalette"), question-and-answer "Compendium of the Catechism" was published in the early months of this year.

They had heard of it, but not one of those priests had so much as seen it.

As the shepherd, so the sheep?


THE POPE WANTS YOU . . .

to read the COMPENDIUM of the Catechism of the Catholic Church


In only 200 pages (about the same as a missalette) the Compendium teaches the authentic Christian faith by way of a simple question-and-answer approach. It also offers a collection of classical prayers and a selection of great artistic images.

Get it!

Read it!











You can also read it online.
Click HERE for it.

TODAY: Dwight Longenecker receives ordination to the priesthood.

He started out as an Evangelical. He became an Anglican, and was ordained to their ministry. He became a Catholic.

He is the author of several books.

He has a blog.
Click HERE for it.

December 13, 2006

Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Over at Matthew Lickona’s blog I noticed a link to an interview with Dr. Laura.

Whether you like her or not, go read it.
Click HERE for it.

"A Christmas Moment"

I saw it at www.fanatholic.com, Dean Soto's blog.



December 10, 2006

A documentary: "Catholics in America"

One of my readers informed me of this.

Click HERE for it.

For the Second Sunday of Advent: the Gospel of KABOOM AND WHAM

Bring out the bulldozers, the dynamite, and the steamrollers!
Every valley shall be filled
and every mountain and hill shall be made low.
The winding roads shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth.

Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.
All flesh shall see the salvation of God.

We need to do violent work to flatten and straighten the landscape of our lives if we want to be ready for God to rush right in and if we want to see salvation.

Want to read more?
Click HERE for it.