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Prayers of the Pharisees

I wrote this satire a couple of weeks ago and held off posting it. My more grounded co-workers here found it too subtle. One advised me that a preparatory... More →

A Special ‘Thank You’ to Mike Church

It is only right that I publicly thank someone who has given a huge boost to our apostolate by way of promoting the important work of Brother Francis. Mike Church... More →

CA Senate Votes to Pull Statue of Blessed Junipero from Capitol Hall

And after that will the Hawaii senate vote to have Saint Damien removed from the Capitol Statuary hall too? And will Wisconsin turn on Pere Marquette, and Arizona on Father Kino? All... More →

Brother André Marie to Speak in Napa, CA This Saturday

On Saturday, April 25, Brother André Marie will be speaking at the 2015 Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference. He will be one of three speakers at this one-day event that draws... More →

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When my religion class was recently discussing “goodness,” I asked them a tricky question. How is it that, in the creation account of Genesis, God calls His creation, including man, “good” seven times (Cf. Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, and 31), yet Jesus says in the Gospel “None is good but God alone” (Luke 18:19)? A bright... More →

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Did You Know?  Catholic Trivia

Fish are named after Monks

Harvested along the Atlantic coast, the “monkfish” is a kind of shark with a huge head and toothy mouth. It acquired the name “monkfish” not because of its looks; but because, while most fisherman discarded it, frugal cenobites found the fish good monk fare. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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