February 2012

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How important are we in the big picture? What is the biggest thing in the universe and if you delve down, what it the smallest? This is a well-done sliding, interactive “video” show that you control. Click on each item along the way for further information.

Force yourself out of your little world and see what God has done. Click on the image below to enter the incredibly small and immensely humungous the universe is. Ask yourself, “How did God make all of this?”

Click on this image to explore the Universe

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1. Why do you have a skull on your desk and what do you mean it talks to you?
2. What is the liturgical norm as to who can distribute ashes? Only priests and deacons?
3. How did Lent start?
4. What is the reason for the ashes? Is there a biblical basis for it?
5. Why do we refrain from eating meat on Fridays in Lent? Why meat?
6. Are there things I can do instead of giving things up?
7. I am 10 years old. What is the main thing to do during Lent?
8. Why is fish OK but not meat?
9. Can Ash Wednesday be traced back to Genesis 3:9? “To dust you shall return.”
10. Is it true that fish is allowed because it is not an animal of sacrifice?
11. On the Day of Atonement the Jews could eat no meat, only fish. Could that be related to our days of abstinence?
12. What are your thoughts about having a small piece of candy to remind us not to be too dour during Lent?

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Are Those Girls Real?

February 23, 2012

Our daughters (and wives) are bombarded with unrealistic expectations about how they should look! They should be glamorous, sexy, beautiful, thin in all the right places and bulging in others. They should be tall, blond . . . . . . make sure your wives and daughters watch these excellent videos. By the way, us […]

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Upcoming Pilgrimages

February 22, 2012
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Wednesday: Drew Mariani Q & A and Catholic Answers Live

February 21, 2012

Busy day tomorrow with two one-hour radio shows — both Q & A’s. First, Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show for an hour of Open Line Q & A on Peter and the Papacy from 3-4 PM Eastern. This show is in honor of the Feast Day of the Chair of St. Peter. Click HERE for […]

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Composite Candidate for President

February 19, 2012

Wish I could make a composite candidate: 1) Gingrich’s knowledge and debate skills; 2) Santorum’s faith and passion; 3) Romney’s money and organization; 4) Paul’s constitutionality and fiscal sanity (in some ways). They all have their negatives too. At this point if I were forced to choose between these fou it would probably be Santorum. […]

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Seclusion is Paying Off!

February 18, 2012

Seclusion is paying off. I finished writing the sections for Joshua and Ruth. I now have only to write Judges and the Intro! Making good progress on this study for CSS which will also be a book published by Ignatius Press a year or two down the road. I have four other books in the […]

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Obama, Contraception and the Early Church Fathers

February 17, 2012

Despite what some commentators and politicians think, Church teaching on abortion and contraception has remained unchanged. By FATHER MITCH PACWA SJ, 02/16/2012 (copied from National Catholic Register) The recent indignity by which the Obama administration wants to mandate everyone, including all Catholic institutions or their insurers, to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, has […]

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Should the Legion of Christ Disappear?

February 15, 2012

I have great friends who are Legionaries, and some Consecrated as well. These are wonderful people serving God and his Church with all their being. They do great work, are loyal and ready to die for Christ. Their university in Rome is top-notch and I have taught classes there. These good folks deserve better than […]

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Virtual 360? Tour of the Sistine Chapel

February 13, 2012

Click on the image below and hold your breath!

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I am a Recluse, Hidden Away in Confinement During February

February 12, 2012

My wife Janet has locked me away in enforced isolation and limits my email and internet to ten minutes a day :-)  I am sneaking out right now to update everyone. Actually, I agreed to write a Bible Study on Joshua, Judges & Ruth, three fascinating books in the Old Testament. They will be offered […]

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American Bishops Respond Swiftly and Decisively; the Issue is Far from Over; I’m Proud of Them!!

February 11, 2012

US Bishops: Obama’s ‘Compromise’ Has No Clear Protection for Key Stakeholders “Today’s Proposal Continues to Involve Needless Government Intrusion” WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 10, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The U.S. bishops say the proposal made today by President Barack Obama’s administration regarding the mandate to cover abortifacients, sterilization and contraception “continues to involve needless government intrusion in the […]

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Obama Ready to Compromise, Really?

February 10, 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/10/obama-birth-control_n_1267677.html Has President Obama capitulated to the Church on his HHS Mandate? Nope. It’s a shell game. Obama moves his hands quickly. He is playing us and I hope people catch it! Now we see how the Health Care Bill will be implemented. These are perilous times.

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Gestures and Postures of the Congregation at Mass: What To Do At Each Stage of the Mass

February 9, 2012

Good article in Adoremus written by the the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Responses to Questions on Kneeling for Communion, reception in the hand or on the tongue, etc.

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Even Liberal (“tingle up the leg for Obama”) Chris Matthews Blasts Obama on HHS Mandate

February 8, 2012

Wow, even Chris Matthews blasts Obama. He once said Obama becoming president caused a tingle up his leg. Read his criticism of the Health and Human Services mandate that attacks religious freedom in America HERE.

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