Bruce Springsteen Talks Religion on Colbert's ‘Late Show’

On September 23, Stephen Colbert interviewed Bruce Springsteen on his Late Night show.

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Bruce Springsteen performs at Roskilde Festival 2012.

– Photo credit: Bill Ebbesen, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

On September 23, Stephen Colbert interviewed Bruce Springsteen on his Late Night show. Bruce told us about his new book, an autobiography titled Born to Run. In the book and in the interview, we learn about the Catholic faith of this rock legend.

“I didn’t actually know that you were raised a Catholic. I don’t know why I didn’t know that but I didn’t know it.”

“Oh yeah…”

The interview is hilarious, discussing… well, first discussing exactly what Stephen is referring to. (Bruce had a lapse in memory about his own book, which was absolute comedy gold). I was taken away to see the honesty and wit worked into the discussion of Bruce Springsteen’s adolescent years as an altar boy, and how his...READ MORE

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Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic Moral Vision

Be Catholic. Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic moral vision. Advance the Kingdom of God.

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Satan is no idiot. He has successfully convinced most Catholics that moral issues are political issues. And in so doing he has successfully shut down a huge amount of moral exhortation and reflection. This is especially true in a political season such as this, when the distinctions between the candidates on critical moral issues could not be clearer or sharper.

Among the moral issues that have been most politicized are non-negotiable issues for any Catholic: abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and same sex “marriage.”  These are non-negotiable issues because there is no room for nuance or degree of support. You are either for them or against them. There is no middle ground....READ MORE

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My Calling: To Live Like the Samaritan, The Family Economics of Jennifer Roback Morse, and More!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Click on My Calling: To Live Like the Samaritan by Anne Marie Miller of Ignitum Today link to read more.

My Calling: To Live Like the Samaritan – Anne Marie Miller, Ignitum Today

The Family Economics of Jennifer Roback Morse – Joe Carter, PowerBlog via the Acton Institute

Serpents and Doves: 30 Maxims on Worldly Wisdom by Fr. Baltasar Gracián, S.J. – Saint Peter's List

The Lost Virtue of Shamefacedness – Mitchell Kalpakgian Ph.D., Truth and Charity Forum

The Fading of Three Christian Virtues – David Carlin, The Catholic Thing

Our Moral Inversions from the Past and Today – Hadley P. Arkes Ph.D., The Catholic Thing

Is Science Why Young Catholics are Leaving the Church? - Dave Griffey, Daffey Thoughts

6 Ways Raising Catholic Kids Is like Prepping Them for the Hunger Games – Theresa...READ MORE

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How to Answer the “Jesus Got Them to Share the Loaves” Malarkey

If the “miracle” of the loaves and fishes was that Jesus got everyone to share their food, then why would they want to make him king because of that?

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Giovanni Lanfranco, “Miracle of the Bread and Fish” (c. 1620)

– Giovanni Lanfranco, “Miracle of the Bread and Fish” (c. 1620)

Q: I began taking a Catholic Bible Study course a few weeks ago. The teacher has degrees in Divinity and Theology. He says that the Bible cannot be taken “literally.” I understand that, am open to that and believe that; however, I was of the mind that the New Testament was true as written. He used the miracle of the loaves and fishes to challenge us as to whether we thought this “actually” happened or if the five thousand men listening to Jesus preach were moved to share the food that they had been hoarding. I left there, as did others in the group, feeling upset, confused, and a bit sad. We began to question whether the water became wine at Cana and if all other miracles can be dismissed...READ MORE

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St. Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle

“And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels. And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.” (Revelation 12:7-8)

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“September” by Hans Thoma (1839-1924)

Saint Michael the Archangel

– “September” by Hans Thoma (1839-1924)

As we honor St. Michael the Archangel on September 29, let us take a look at the cosmic battle between Michael and Lucifer and explore how St. Michael was able to cast out Satan and his cohort of Fallen angels.

Let us first look at Sacred Scripture to get a view of the Heavenly War:

And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars:

And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.

And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems:

And his tail drew the third part of the stars...READ MORE

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One of the Greatest Magicians of the 20th Century Was a Marianist Brother

When magicians are asked as to who qualifies as a Magician's Magician, the first name that comes up is Br. John Charles Hamman, S.M.

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– Image Credit: Hashir Milhan, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of all the performing arts, very few people actively dislike stage magic.

It's the principle reason I remain gainfully employed.

That, and my incredible humility.

You'll regularly find people who are bored with opera and flummoxed by modern dance, but what kind of misanthrope doesn't like a good card trick? Who doesn't want to see a bunny pulled out of a hat? Who doesn't gape at magicians, or magiciennes, who flagrantly disregard the very laws of physics and stunningly do the impossible?

But what about if you're already a magician, or magicienne, and are already privy to all of the arcane secrets of legerdemain? How can magic be entertaining? There are only so many ways to produce a...READ MORE

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Cardinal Caffarra Among Signatories of Declaration Upholding Church's Teaching on Marriage

Declaration drawn up in response to what signatories see as continued confusion over the Church's moral teaching following the Synods on the Family and Amoris Laetitia.

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An increasing number of laity, clergy and prelates, including such prominent Church leaders as Cardinal Carlo Caffarra and the respected Austrian theologian Wolfgang Waldstein, have signed a declaration of faith to counter what they see as continued ambiguities over key moral Church teachings on marriage and the family.

As of Sept. 28, over 1,800 Church figures, including many priests, pro-life leaders, and eminent scholars, had added their name to a “Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline”.

The declaration, made public on Sept. 27 with an initial 80 signatories, was drawn up in response to “the confusion” over the...READ MORE

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Veritas and Vocation, ABA’s Attempt to Muzzle Lawyers, Aging Like Real Catholics, and More!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/28/2016 Comment

Click on Veritas and Vocation by Nicene Guy of Ignitum Today link to read more.

Veritas and Vocation – Nicene Guy, Ignitum Today

The ABA’s Attempt to Muzzle Lawyers – Stephen M. Krason J.D. Ph.D., Crisis Magazine

Aging Like Real Catholics – Bevil Bramwell O.M.I., The Catholic Thing

St. Matthew the Fundraiser – Nathan Krupa, Catholic Fundraiser

The Secret Code Within the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Shaun McAfee O.P., epicPew

Catholics Can Survive Election 2016! – John C. Connell, Catholic Stand

Rediscovering “Work” With Purpose – Peter Howard, Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Miracles of St. Clare of Assisi – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement

When An Opera Is Like a Vatican II Liturgy – Kevin T. DiCamillo, Crisis Magazine

Why We’re Facing East – Fr....READ MORE

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