Trump Freakout Number 999

No doubt jealous that President Obama was getting all the attention for his latest inane speech, and worried that Ted Cruz had passed him in the polls in Iowa, Donald Trump offered his latest off-the-cuff, incendiary policy proposal: prohibiting Muslim

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Messianic Prophesies: 1 Samuel 2: 1-10

Continuing our Advent look at Messianic prophecies for this year, a series which we began in Advent 2011 and continued in 2102, 2013 and 2014, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here, here, here, here, here , here

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Bear Growls: Someday This Pontificate Will End

  It is an old maxim among historians that times of peace make for boring reading while times of war make for rattling, gripping reading.  Our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear applies a variant of that maxim to the current

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Fulgens Corona

Encyclical Promulgated on 8 September 1953 To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. The radiant crown of glory with

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PopeWatch: Year of Mercy Nominees

    Today marks the beginning of the Year of Mercy proclaimed by the Pope.  Herewith are a few suggestions for candidates for papal mercy: Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate. “Fundamentalists.” Catholics who obey the

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Politics as Substitute Religion

  Father Z uses the S word: I thought I could just let it pass… but I can’t. On 8 December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) at 7 pm climate-change zealots will be allowed to project a light show entitled “Illuminating Our

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