The Dailies (Commentary on Current Events)

Jesus’ Teaching on the Neccesity of Division
in Lectionary Cycle C, Reflections on Mass Readings

Jesus’ Teaching on the Neccesity of Division

The call of today’s Gospel is for us to embark more deeply upon this journey of purification through the Holy Spirit. It is a journey of true peace that is in contention with the false peace that the world offers.

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Beginning the Dialogue on the Lack of Racial Diversity in Mainstream Catholic Media
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Beginning the Dialogue on the Lack of Racial Diversity in Mainstream Catholic Media

One’s appearance shouldn’t matter, but it does for many people. Are we missing out on opportunities for evangelization to non-whites because too many people in Catholic media are white?

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Jesus’ Teaching on Almsgiving and Christian Service
in Lectionary Cycle C, Reflections on Mass Readings

Jesus’ Teaching on Almsgiving and Christian Service

At this Sunday’s Mass we will hear the reading from Luke 12:32-48. Here, Luke will continue the emphasis he has been making for a number of chapters, thus far, about disciples of Christ being focused on the most important thing (service of the Lord) through detachment from material wealth, possessions, and self-interest.

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Planned Parenthood Launches Abortion Video Game
in Not So Delusional Satire

Planned Parenthood Launches Abortion Video Game

Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, has just announced today (8/8/2013) that the nation’s #1 abortion provider will diversify its revenue stream by teaming with Rock Star Games to launch an abortion video game.

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Thoughts on Imitating Saint Dominic de Guzmán (The Feast of Saint Dominic)
in Feast Days, Memorials, & Solemnities

Thoughts on Imitating Saint Dominic de Guzmán (The Feast of Saint Dominic)

We usually celebrate the feast day of our saints on the day of their physical death, but that was never possible for Saint Dominic being that he died on the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6, 1221. It is quite remarkable that a man who spent his life in devotion to pointing people to Jesus and Mary through the Rosary would continue to signal to us through the date of his death that his life was not about him – it was all about the Lord our God.

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Jesus’ Teaching on Being Rich for God
in Lectionary Cycle C, Reflections on Mass Readings

Jesus’ Teaching on Being Rich for God

Indeed, there is a wealth in this life that is not vain. There is a wealth that comes from God that we gain more of not by hording it or saving it, but, rather, by giving it away. This wealth comes by the way of being dependent on God, rather than on self or the world.

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Did Pope Francis really say that People are Born Gay?
in The Dailies (Current Events)

Did Pope Francis really say that People are Born Gay?

I think we all know by now that our Holy Father has a tendency to be less than precise with his theology when speaking off script to reporters who are testing him. Yet, what it appears he could be saying or could be taken to mean to be saying when he uses phrases like ‘being gay’ or ‘oriented gay’ is that a person being a homosexual is a foregone conclusion . . .

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The New Papal Diet – From Benedict Steak to Francis Milk
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The New Papal Diet – From Benedict Steak to Francis Milk

Whereas, Benedict sought to challenge us to grow closer to Christ through a deeper encounter of Him in the Gospels, Francis is challenging us to grow closer to the Lord through a deeper and more meaningful encounter with Him in the needs of our neighbor. – See more at: http://catholicstand.com/the-new-papal-diet-from-benedict-steak-to-francis-milk/#sthash.lht9yJlU.dpuf

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Jesus’ Teaching on the Benefits of Audacious Prayer
in Lectionary Cycle C, Reflections on Mass Readings

Jesus’ Teaching on the Benefits of Audacious Prayer

Taken together, today’s First and Gospel Readings at Mass addresses one divine thing; that is, God’s audacious response to our audacious petitions. This is a very important teaching, because the one thing that is necessary in this life is prayer.

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Jesus’ Teaching Against Self-Absorption (It’s NOT about are you a Martha or Mary)
in Lectionary Cycle C, Reflections on Mass Readings

Jesus’ Teaching Against Self-Absorption (It’s NOT about are you a Martha or Mary)

It’s common for us in the Catholic tradition to look at the Gospel reading today from Luke 10:38-42, and ask the question, “Are you a Martha or a Mary”, meaning are you the active (busy) type or are you more the contemplative type. Are we are finally ready to go deeper with this reading than that type of cursory self-reflection?

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President Obama’s Trayvon Martin Speech Set Blacks Back 45 years
in Politics, The Dailies (Current Events)

President Obama’s Trayvon Martin Speech Set Blacks Back 45 years

This speech by Obama was the worst speech he has even given. He completely talked down to Blacks and presented them as hapless fools to the entire world. What a disgraceful 17 minutes that every Black in this country should be up in arms about right now. The Black American that Obama painted is not who we are.

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Dude Tip: Surefire Way to Stay out of Friend Zone
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Dude Tip: Surefire Way to Stay out of Friend Zone

If you’ve never heard of Friend Zone or Friend Street it’s the place where women put good dudes away to die. It is old as Satan and cesspool of pipe dreams and unicorns. Friend Zone is like what happens when you take your pet to the Vet to ‘compassionately’ euthanize them.

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Father Pfleger Has Really Lost His Mind … Again!
in The Dailies (Current Events)

Father Pfleger Has Really Lost His Mind … Again!

By what right does a Catholic priest have to continue to press God’s children towards anger, feeling victimized, hatred, unforgiveness, hopelessness, and, perhaps, violence? We are use to people who look like us (Jesse and Al) pimping the community into victims and prostitutes looking for the next handout, but Fr. Pfleger has crossed the line … Again!

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