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Are Witches Ugly?

2014-07-12T09:10:25-04:00July 12th, 2014|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , |

  This light hearted little rant about adolescent type behavior warranted a rash of comments from irate pagan/witchcraft types. Seems their green skin is pretty thin. (that was a joke) We all have to laugh at ourselves a bit, and I was surprised that the pagans--who I usually perceive as laid back and easy going--were so [...]

Woman Priests Courageous Pioneers?

2013-09-16T12:43:28-04:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: Catholic Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Anchoresses fumes over the latest "ordination" of a Catholic woman here. I cannot disagree. One of the things most offensive to anyone with a Catholic sensibility is the women priests' taste in vestments. These are not happy events. Ecclesiatical fashionista--Mantilla the Hon had a fair bit to say about it here. One of the things [...]

Paganism and Christianity

2012-10-12T11:39:51-04:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Theology|Tags: , , , , |

Do similarities between pagan religions and Christianity dis prove the Christian claims? To understand the relationship between pagan religions and Christianity it is important to understand the Catholic idea of the 'development of doctrine.' This was first set out by fifth century theologian Vincent of Lerins.In this excerpt from his writings he explains how truth develops within [...]

Abortion, Cannibalism and Black Magic

2012-05-22T09:20:18-04:00May 22nd, 2012|Categories: Catholic Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

What does abortion have to do with witchcraft and black magic? Everything. Today human fetuses are roasted, dried, crushed and turned into pills which supposedly boost male virility. This story isn't really new. It was reported a few years ago for the first time and the rumor confirmed by DNA tests. This form of cannibalism is [...]

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 [...]

Nazi Zombies are Real

2012-05-15T11:16:43-04:00May 15th, 2012|Categories: Contemporary Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The teenaged guys are down in the basement on X-box and when I go down I realize they are playing some horrible game where they have to slaughter everybody in sight. When I remonstrate they call out cheerfully, "It's okay Dad. They're Nazi Zombies." Have you ever thought about the meaning behind horror movies and games? [...]

America and Molech

2012-05-11T11:07:41-04:00May 11th, 2012|Categories: Catholic Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Understanding the Sins of Sodom in a post some time ago made for some pretty grim reading from the Old Testament. If you have the stomach for some even harsher language and more shocking imagery--but which reads like yesterday's newspaper from our society take a look at Ezekiel chapter 16. You thought Sodom was bad, the [...]

Ed Blanch on Catholic Bishops Hats

2012-04-25T09:39:27-04:00April 25th, 2012|Categories: Ed Blanch|Tags: , , |

Guest blogger Ed Blanch writes for RED– the Intercollegiate Marxist Review. An activist with the Occupy Chick-Fil-A movement, he is also a member of Citizens for Rap Music. He comments regularly on the PETA website and blogs at There’s No Sky Fairy. Ed is a sophomore at North Jersey College of Technology majoring in media studies. [...]

Is Catholicism Pagan?

2012-04-24T07:40:15-04:00April 24th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , , |

I've enjoyed welcoming a good number of new readers to the blog since coming over to Patheos. The comment box has been filled with lively discussion, and I always enjoy attracting some of the err, more eccentric readers who are out there. Here's a comment in response to a picture post I had of Pope Benedict. [...]

Do Catholics Worship Idols?

2012-04-17T10:00:43-04:00April 17th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Now that the geeks at Patheos have give us such a snazzy new re-fit, I am going through and moving a good number of my archived articles from my website to my blog. I hope readers will explore the 'Archived Articles' tab to see what's there. I'll be updating it regularly with old articles and with [...]

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