http://bookoflife.wikia.com/wiki/La_Muerte
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Narco-Saints: Santa Muerte

This isn’t going to be as polished as I wanted, but I’ve been “gonna” get this going for over a year so I better get started. New to the Conspiracies and Catholicism series, I present: Narco Saints. A narco-saint is

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C&C Devil’s Advocate

More Conspiracies and Catholicism can be found here In some instances, “devil’s advocate” gets used as a polite form of various colloquialism for a person who likes to cause trouble. This can result in great surprise on finding out that

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http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O102103/fall-of-satan-print-barry-james-ra/
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C&C Lucifer

Seemed fitting for Halloween; more Conspiracies and Catholicism can be found here. Lucifer, the Morning Star, Satan, The Devil, ruler of hell, fallen angel…. There’s a lot of different ways to talk about the theological bad guy, and a whole

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C&C: Magic

I previously published a lot of these over at Catholic Stand before life started getting in the way of writing regularly; slowly republishing over here as things seem relevant. You can see the rest of the Conspiracies and Catholicism articles

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Proving The Court’s Point:

It’s buried right at the end of a rather biased article (the USCCB didn’t say anything; a committee chairman did) but this really jumped out at me: Teachers’ unions could be “permanently crippled” by the decision, the journal Education Next

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Holding Minors Separately From Adult Arrestees

Since the topic is very hot currently, I thought it might be a good idea to explain why this policy came about. Before the Obama administration put in this detention policy (yes, it is several years old, not sure why

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Evil in Storytelling

Now that we have defined evil for the purposes of this essay, we may look at why people choose it over good. Every would-be author on the planet has to have heard a version of the tired adage that the

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New Information on Alfie’s Death

“Before he died, while Tom was away for a moment, leaving Kate [Alfie’s mother] half-asleep and another family member in the room, a nurse entered and explained that she would give the child four drugs (no-one knows which) to treat

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Abortion and the Death Penalty

Since the subject is floating around a bit, due to some liberal-style “tolerance” displayed by a magazine, I’ve been thinking about why exactly many pro-lifers do not support automatically punishing a woman who has had an abortion as strongly as

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A Lack of Charity

In keeping with several people having noticed a seemingly active dislike of the loyal son, the Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, has issued a statement about the recent violence on the Israeli/Gazan border: We join with many around the

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From Crisis:

Was the Seamless Garment Always a Scam?: Rebecca Bratten Weiss and Matthew Tyson started the “New Pro-Life Movement” precisely for Seamless Garment purposes. You’d think they would opine. Nope. Crickets. Nothing on the New Pro-Life Movement website and nothing in

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Knights Templar

Interesting article from Catholic Answers magazine. Thankfully, available online. A taste from somewhere in the middle of the article: Membership in the order grew as a result of the writing and preaching of Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153). Bernard wrote a

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Heading Home

I don’t believe he comments over here, but some of you may know KT of The Scratching Post. His dad passed away last night.  Expected, as ready as they could be, but… a prayer for all involved couldn’t go amiss,

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“Could Not Come To An Agreement”

If your local Catholic radio is now branded as Relevant Radio, you may be aware that Catholic Answers Live will not be carried after the first of the year. Various news reports said they “could not come to an agreement.”

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Moore News

Yeah,  I’m tired of it, too– especially the way that stuff is getting mixed, with the news declaring that the judge denies having dated/assaulted under-age girls, and then cites gals who were not under-aged under law now or then and who

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“The American Bishops” Have NOT Weighed In On Net Neutrality

From Crisis: Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington, New Hampshire (who is chairman of the Communications Committee of the USCCB) has announced his opposition to efforts by the current Republican FCC chairman to overturn federal regulation of Internet service providers imposed

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https://jenibrown.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/quick-get-buffy-its-a-vampire-pumpkin/
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C&C: Vampires

Through mere glimpses of him, however, demonic accuracy is achieved: Dracula is an Antichrist. He cannot attack unless willingly engaged. He baptizes his victims in his blood even as he drinks theirs in a sacrifice that gives eternal “life” in

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From Card Captor Sakura, Japanese anime and manga
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C&C: Witchcraft

A reprint for the season.  Let me see if I can sum up the archetypal belief: All through the middle ages, single women– especially if they lived alone or practiced some sort of medicine– were randomly being accused of witchcraft

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You do not know the power of the dark side
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C&C: Demons

Slightly updated reprint for the season; C&C stands for Conspiracies and Catholicism, and means Foxfier is geeking out over something. It’s a staple of horror movies– there is some invisible thing that will get you, destroy your life, take over your

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C&C: Halloween

A repost, but a needed one– even EWTN is spreading some of these old myths!   Many thanks to Ben Butera for reminding me with his new post. 😀 Pag-again? Just like every other big Catholic thing, it’s supposedly Pagan to have

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When you read about “Trust in Science”

-being rather low, remember it involves stuff like this: Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Egyptian mathematician and philosopher Hypatia was stoned in public by order of the Bishop of Alexandria. As the cleric saw it, Hypatia had too many irritating

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SCIENCE!! Says: Having Babies Is Bad!

Before we even dig into the reasons that allegedly support that headline, let’s talk about some category confusion. “Science” tells us what is, not what ought to be. Unless “worst” is qualified (e.g., the worst slope of a hill for

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Bible Fused to WTC Steel

It’s making the rounds again– although in a more mild form than the last time. Yes, it exists; here’s the 9/11 memorial page that mentions it. Here’s a video about it: The specific passages are Matthew 5:30-44.

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Jerry Pournelle is dead

From his blog: I’m afraid that Jerry passed away We had a great time at DragonCon He did not suffer. Awesome scientist, and scifi author– his co-authored book “Fallen Angels” was my first hint that there were people out there

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Testimony from a Victim of Hate

inspired by the SPLC. Best line: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a living testament to Godwin’s Law: that given enough time, all arguments end with comparisons to Adolf Hitler. I’m pretty sure it was mentioned here– the Family Research

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Thirsty Priests

Rather cute little story– a group of priests went to the bar to lift a pint or two in honor of a newly ordained member…and were mistaken for a bachelor party, because they were dressed “formally.” You know, in cassocks.

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Reblog: Moral and Informed Choices

Warning: I talk about abortion, morals, and loss here, so if you think you can’t handle that, for whatever reason (whether it is triggering to your own loss; you feel it might be judgemental of choice – and it will

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Kids These Days–

Listening to, I think, Kresta in the Afternoon yesterday. They were bemoaning how kids didn’t seem to socialize out in big, random groups anymore– they would spend time with smaller groups of friends, but there wasn’t any “hey everyone is

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Jews Praying At The Temple Mount

It’s a little complicated, and they’re not SUPPOSED to be allowed to, but…they are. Israeli police were still ordered to stop non-Muslim prayer, but many Jews took advantage of the opportunity to pray; Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, co-founder of the Land

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Surreal

I saw a rather silly ad from Reebok, in the sadly very popular style of lecturing about what you are “allowed” to do. Sadly, I saw it because it was a cause of scandal via gossip– I’m a known Catholic

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