A Challenge to Bishops

Your Excellencies, this is meant to be read as a friendly challenge, with nothing but love and respect as the tone and subtext. Please don't interpret it any other way. Do you have a parish in your diocese that's floundering? By that I mean, is it financially in trouble, and have you seriously considered the... Continue Reading →

Saturnos For Priests

A cappello romano or saturno (because its appearance is reminiscent of the ringed planet Saturn) is a hat with a wide, circular brim and a rounded crown worn outdoors by Catholic clergy when dressed in a cassock. Along with the biretta, it's become very popular in the United States among priests who wear cassocks. Many of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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