Is This All Gays Are Good For?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:43 AM Comments (103)

Coming out in Hollywood might not be all that it is cracked up to be.

Sean Hayes is a talented comedian whose breakout role was as a flamboyant gay man on Will & Grace.

Sean Hayes played Jack McFarland for eight years on Will & Grace. In that time he showed his great comedic timing many times over even if the story lines were silly and often immoral. Sean Hayes is a talented guy who could do just about anything.

So after he finished his long run on a huge hit show, what offers did the talented Sean Hayes get? Bupkis.

In an interview, Hayes said about the offers he received after Will & Grace "Not too many. I still don't. That's why you have to be a multi-hyphenate now more than...READ MORE

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Christmas Eve, 1906. A Miracle.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 7:47 PM Comments (20)

It was Christmas Eve night in 1906. The ships at sea for the US Navy and the United Fruit Company received a message in Morse code to expect a special and important transmission. The telegraphers in their respective ships expected to hear the dits and dashes of Morse coming through.

But instead they heard something that many likely hadn't imagined possible. It was the sound of a human voice. In particular, it was the voice of Reginald Fessenden, the genius behind this first wireless voice transmission who had studied under Thomas Edison, transmitting from Brant Rock, MA, to ships on the North and South Atlantic Ocean.

And what did those people hear from Fessenden, the son of an...READ MORE

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Should Catholics Be Preppers?

Holy Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:48 PM Comments (38)

I have a confession to make.  This is difficult for me, but there is no other way to say it other than to say it.

I am a prepper.

Yup.  I am Catholic and I am a prepper or maybe I should say, I am a prepper because I am Catholic.

In the minds of many, a prepper can be anyone from the guy who lives behind 10-foot-thick concrete walls under a former missile silo to somebody who has a few weeks of rations in his pantry.

I am more toward the latter than the former.  I believe we should be prepared for foreseeable and even predictable events.  As a husband and a father, I think it prudent to make provisions for short-term interruptions (few days to a few months) to the global...READ MORE

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10 Reasons Catholics Should Love Football

Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:31 PM Comments (22)

I was watching a little football this weekend and thought of a number of reasons that Catholics should love football.

 

10) There's a fair and a foul. There's in and there's out. Catholics believe in good and bad, good and evil. We're used to drawing lines.

9) There are rules. Football has a rulebook. Catholics have the catechism. When in doubt if something is good or bad, check the Catechism.

8) While there are many people out on the field, there's a few out there who dress a little differently and wear funny hats who have more authority to decide the rules. That one's self explanatory 'cause you know, bishops and Cardinals dress a little differently.

7) There's a hall of Fame...READ MORE

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7 Possible Headlines if Pope Benedict Donated Money to Mugging Victim

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:02 PM Comments (22)

Just imagine what the media would be saying if Pope Benedict XVI had done what Pope Francis did recently.

According to The Catholic Herald, Pope Francis gave €200 to a woman who had written to the pope about being a victim of a mugging. And then last week a package arrived at the door of a local priest from the pope saying: “Please deliver in the manner it deems appropriate, the relevant amount to the lady in question, that it is a gift of His Holiness, who offers her his apostolic blessing accompanied by desired aid and divine comfort for her and for her husband.”

I love that Pope Francis did this. And the media is loving the story as well. But I'm just wondering how the media...READ MORE

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Dear SSPX: Shut Up & Pray

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:54 PM Comments (35)

It is no secret that I am sympathetic to many of the issues that the SSPX hold dear and I was very desirous of their recognition last year and I was disappointed when the deal fell through.

It is also no secret that I am not a big fan of the Pope's extemporaneous remarks. But for all that, the reality is the Pope has not actually done anything or changed anything. The Catholic Church from last year is the same Catholic Church this year, for good or for bad. Media swooning aside, nothing has changed, at least not yet.

So it is that the recent remarks of the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, Bp. Bernard Fellay are unhinged, unhelpful, and unrealistic.

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5 Famous Poets Who Converted to Catholicism

Monday, October 14, 2013 10:15 PM Comments (23)

It doesn't matter if they were atheists, modernists, or satirists, each found a home in the Catholic Church. Here's their stories.

1) Wallace Stevens

The poet Wallace Stevens is considered by many to be one of America’s greatest poets. He is the champion of many atheists as well. He once wrote in his book Opus Posthumous, “After one has abandoned a belief in God, poetry is that essence which takes its place as life’s redemption."

So you might see why so many are so opposed to a priest who said that Stevens was a deathbed convert to Catholicism.

To get an idea of Stevens, he won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1955. He was an executive with an insurance company and a Republican....READ MORE

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Meet the Most Controversial Statues That Show Pre-Born Life

Friday, October 11, 2013 5:19 AM Comments (37)

The huge statues below are quite amazing. They're also rather unpopular in some circles. Probably many circles. Interesting to note why.

Artist Damien Hirst created “The Miraculous Journey," a collection of 14 sculptures that will amaze people outside the Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar. These statues are controversial in the Muslim world because of the final statue which is of a baby. A naked baby.

“I suppose the cultural differences are a bit difficult. You know in England, there wouldn’t be a problem with a naked baby, you see the embryo and the egg and sperm," reportedly said Hirst. "You know culturally, it’s the first naked sculpture in the Middle East.”

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