My Current Thoughts on Pope Francis

In a recent jet-presser at 30,000 feet, Pope Francis commented that he felt "honored" that some traditional-Catholic Americans were attacking him. Why does this not surprise me? It seems obvious to me that he doesn't care for those Catholic Americans who consider themselves "orthodox" or "traditional." On the flip side, I think it's fair and... Continue Reading →

A Game of Chicken

It appears that what we have going on here is an ecclesiastical game of "chicken." Bonn and Rome are on a head-on collision course, and both are waiting to see who turns first. The objective of the German Bishops Conference in Bonn is to set the agenda for radical changes in the German Church BEFORE... Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Kids Catholic

As a trained catechist, and Catholic apologist, I'm frequently asked by Catholic parents how to keep their kids Catholic. Let me begin by saying you have to do it yourself! You can't trust Catholic schools or parish catechism programs to do it for you. We have 50 years of failed history as an example. If... Continue Reading →

I Now Have A Facebook Insurance Plan

You've probably heard the news. Big Tech is spying on us. No, it's not a conspiracy theory. It's true, and they've admitted it. Primarily, the spying was for marketing purposes, but now it's entered into the political realm, and Big Tech is hell-bent on influencing our political and social decisions, while simultaneously selling our personal... Continue Reading →

A Benedict Option Community — In the Ozarks

I've written many times in endorsement of Rod Dreher's book The Benedict Option. It's a great read, and I highly recommend it. So does Archbishop Charles Chaput. The book is geared mostly toward Evangelicals, as Catholics (especially traditionally-minded Catholics) already possess many of the characteristics Dreher suggests are necessary to persevere in the current crisis,... Continue Reading →

Traditional Catholicism — In English?

The Ordinariates of Anglican Patrimony are growing. The parishes and communities therein are thriving, and people are starting to ask some serious questions about them. The following is a simple Q&A about it, which should clear up some of these questions... Are the Ordinariates of Anglican Patrimony really Catholic? YES. They are 100% Catholic in... Continue Reading →

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