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Religion and Ignorance 101

In the op-ed section of the New York Times on Monday, August 24, 2015, in an article entitled“The Case for Teaching Ignorance”, columnist Jaime Holmes offers the thought provoking notion that one discovery leads to another in a never ending  cycle of question and answers.   705 more words


St. Fiaker

St. Fiaker was nobly born in Ireland, and had his education under the care of a bishop of eminent sanctity, who was, according to some, Conan, Bishop of Soder, or the Western Islands. 251 more words


The Saint and the Hero

O aged Saint! far off I heard
The praises of thy name;–
Thy deed of power, thy prudent word,
Thy zeal’s triumphant flame.

I came and saw; and, having seen, 54 more words


Nuns Gone Wild!

The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal

by Hubert Wolf

Knopf, 2015, 496 pages.

Protestant literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries abounded with “convent escape narratives,” first-hand accounts of abuse and debauchery in Roman Catholic convents as reported by ex-nuns. 898 more words


Why Christ Was Baptized

Christ went to down to the Jordan to be baptized by John, but John resisted, saying: “I need to be baptized by You, and You come to me.” Christ replied: “Allow it to be so, for it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” (Mt 3:14-15) 159 more words


The Sunday Morning Tune-up, August 30, 2015

There is not the tiniest part of this Catholic fabric of twenty years ago that has not changed beyond recognition. Catholicism is like a city destroyed by war. 703 more words