A Voice Crying in the Political Wilderness

2012-11-14T16:01:08-04:00November 14th, 2012|Categories: Catholic Culture|Tags: , , , |

George Weigel makes a case here that now is the time for a robust and uncompromising form of Catholicism to stand up and be counted in America. As for the opportunity embedded in this crisis, it is nothing less than to be the Church of the New Evangelization, full-throttle. Shallow, tribal, institutional-maintenance Catholicism is utterly incapable [...]

The Vicar on the New ABC

2019-01-24T00:22:08-04:00November 14th, 2012|Categories: Alter Egos, The Vicar|Tags: , , , , , |

  Guest blogger, The Rev’d Humphrey Blytherington is Vicar of St Hilda’s, Little Snoring with All Saints, Great Snoring. He is a graduate of Plymouth University. He completed his studies for the ministry at Latimer Hall, Durham. He is married to Daphne and enjoys home brewing, model railroading and is an avid member of the Great [...]

Would Jesus Recognize Catholic Worship?

2012-11-12T13:42:27-04:00November 12th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , |

  I posted a picture the other day of  worship at St Peter's. There was a crowd of altar servers, robed clergy in procession and clouds of incense. In the combox someone observed, "Would Jesus recognize this as worship?" I don't know the commenter and his background, but it sounds like the comment is based on [...]

Should You Punch a Heretic?

2012-06-08T16:19:04-04:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , |

The Protestants in Greenville got together with the Catholics for today's Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally. For the most part it was an example of cordial co operation. However, there was a fervent Catholic lady handing out literature laden with Bible verses that prove Catholic doctrine, and across the street some Protestants were protesting that [...]

Rapture or Rupture?

2012-05-29T10:41:21-04:00May 29th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , |

A year after Rev Harold Camping's followers messed up on doomsday and the rapture didn't happen Patrick Archbold links to a sympathetic article on the followers who were "left behind" when Jesus didn't turn up in glory. They didn't experience the rapture, but they did experience a rupture--in their belief system. Matt notices that this article observes [...]

Snake Handlers and the Holy Father

2012-05-20T11:01:15-04:00May 20th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who are the "snake handlers" and where do they come from? "Snake handlers" are a small group of Pentecostal Christians--started in Appalachia during the Holiness revival movements and still operating today. They get all worked up and get "the anointing" which means they enter a trance like state through hyper emotionalism then they pass around live [...]

Sorrowful Mother and Co-Redeemer?

2012-05-19T08:34:07-04:00May 19th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , , |

There are very few Catholic titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary more likely to get Evangelical Protestants upset than Mary Co-Redemptrix or Mary Mediatrix. Immediately the Bible Christian will quote I Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God and one mediator between God and Man--the man Christ Jesus." For them it is a done deal. "The [...]

Help! There’s a Mennonite in Me

2012-05-18T09:47:58-04:00May 18th, 2012|Categories: Catholic Culture|Tags: , , , |

You have to understand that I have a Mennonite in me. I can't help it. He lurks there in his black hat and chin beard watching me and nodding knowingly. He's one of my ancestors. They were all Mennonites and Amish and various sorts of Pennsylvania Protestants. Go to Pennsylvania Dutch country today and see how [...]

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