Catholic Culture

The Roots of Rage

2013-07-16T16:18:25-04:00July 16th, 2013|Categories: Catholic Culture, Patheos|Tags: , , , , , |

This summer in America has erupted in racially charged protests about the verdict on the killing of Trayvon Martin. Yesterday I posted this video of an atheist who went berserk with rage. I've commented earlier about the irrational rage which seems to be simmering just below the surface in our country, and wrote here about my [...]

Mantilla the Hon on Pope Francis

2013-07-15T20:36:51-04:00July 15th, 2013|Categories: Mantilla the Hon|Tags: , , , , |

Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada. OK Hon, everybody been asking me what I think of the new Pope. [...]

Nine Abortions? So What?

2013-07-13T10:35:56-04:00July 13th, 2013|Categories: Contemporary Culture|Tags: , , |

Following the triumphant pro-life, pro-women's health legislation in Texas, a report in London's Daily Telegraph informs us that 37% of abortions in the UK were performed for women who had already had at least one abortion. More than 4,500 women had had at least four abortions, 1,334 were on at least their fifth and 33 women [...]

Coca Cola Catholicism

2013-07-11T08:49:04-04:00July 11th, 2013|Categories: Contemporary Culture|Tags: , , , |

Back in April I began a series on What's Killing American Catholicism. Events and other commitments kept me from completing the series at that time. The first post was on Cultural Catholicism and I argued that this was countered by Comprehensive Catholicism--a Catholic faith that is truly universal and transcends all cultures and ethnicities. The second installment [...]

Punchy History

2013-06-06T14:51:47-04:00June 6th, 2013|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: , |

Review by guest blogger and Standing on My Head book reviewer Christian LeBlanc. I love history. And I also love not just books about history, but reference books about history. They clog my bookshelves because I learned it's cheaper to own them than check them out of the library over and over again. They do tend [...]

Frodo Baggins and St Therese

2013-05-25T11:49:32-04:00May 25th, 2013|Categories: The Inklings and Friends|Tags: , , |

The Little Way Through Middle Earth  is a long article I wrote some time ago for Stratford Caldecott's journal, Second Spring. I have uploaded it here, and over the weeks ahead plan to start publishing more of my archived articles that were written for various publications. Go here to read the article. I hope you enjoy it!

The Solution to the AmChurch Problem

2013-05-24T20:19:35-04:00May 24th, 2013|Categories: Book Reviews, Catholic Culture|Tags: , , , |

Three timely books are available which diagnose the problem of the American Church and the solution to the problem. Russell Shaw's American Church - The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America brilliantly presents the history of the problem and the present day crisis. In his usual easy going and personable style, Shaw [...]

Help My Kids Still Aren’t Catholic!!

2013-05-22T12:19:00-04:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Contemporary Culture, Patheos|Tags: , , , , , |

An earlier post this week with a similar title evoked the most passionate comments I've had on a post for a long time. I suggested that one of the reasons why Catholic kids leave the church is that our catechism and worship styles and preaching for the past fifty years did not prepare them for the [...]

What’s Killing American Catholicism – 4

2013-05-19T16:31:26-04:00May 19th, 2013|Categories: Contemporary Culture|Tags: , , |

Cut Off Catholicism vs. Continuous Catholicism In the midst of composing this series on what's killing American Catholicism I am not only reading George Weigel's Evangelical Catholicism and Sherrie Weddell's Forming Intentional Disciples  but on the flight out to Indianapolis read Russell Shaw's American Church -- The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America.  Shaw's [...]


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