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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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C&C: Saints

Over on the Angels article I avoided digressing as far as I might by saying I’d get into saints in a later article; so here we go! What is a saint? Someone who is united with God; a holy one.

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C&C: Angels

You’ve probably heard about that baby girl who survived a car accident that killed her mother, hanging in her car seat for 14 hours until emergency personnel showed up. The first responders say they heard someone– not the baby, but

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Saints, Angels and Demigods

A sort of musing-on-words post. One of the more awkward conversations you can have is the “they’re an angel, now” one with someone who’s lost a loved one—besides the obvious even to me point that you don’t pick a fight

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Why Is St. Patrick’s Day a Big Deal?

The Catholic Geeks can tell you! Their opening: There are a few days of the year based around Catholic holidays that have become heavily secularized. Christmas, of course, is the big offender in many eyes, and every year we have

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Exorcists Oppose Witches Cursing Trump

-or anybody else, or trying to use supernatural powers, because it’s a bad idea that will hurt the people doing it. As for the call for those casting the spell, Father Lampert said they are relying on evil that feeds

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Now That Everyone Cares About Pederasty …

From Crisis Magazine, Mr. Ruse makes a point I’ve been trying to make– but, of course, does it better: In the current controversy, it is important to make a distinction that even Milo failed to make, a distinction that homosexuals

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Not All Bad Things Are Hitler

….and 2016 USA isn’t 1932 Germany. The only problem I have with the really interesting article DarwinCatholic wrote is that he had to point these two aspects out. Here’s a tiny sampler, go read the rest— and share it, please.  DarwinCatholic

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Saints (a C&C reprint)

There was a little discussion about when someone is called a saint, so I thought I’d dust off the article I did about this a while back– in honor of Father Jaques Hamel; please pray for us. -Foxfier What is a saint?

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B-Movie Catechism: Plagues of Egypt

I’m almost positive I’ve linked it before. I’m going to do it again, because in the middle of a lovely movie review, EegahInc said this: Not that there were slowly contracting frog masks in the Bible, mind you. The aforementioned murders may

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Vatican Did Not Invite “The Bern”

“I am delighted to have been invited by the Vatican to a meeting on restoring social justice and environmental sustainability to the world economy,” Sanders said in the release. “Pope Francis has made clear that we must overcome ‘the globalization

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Mother Angelica Has Died

I don’t know if anybody else here knew that she’d been fading, but she finally lost her struggle for life. Here’s CNA’s article, which has a schedule of events and a good picture for her. And here is Father Pacwa’s

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No Idea for a Good Title

But here’s a video about sex! An adult video, even. Yes, I am far too amused by the “use the euphemisms literally” thing, but seriously: watch this, maybe it will be of use.

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C&C: Poor, Ignorant Jesus

Jesus was a first century Jew living in Palestine who was poor and uneducated; so were his followers. Money and education came later, when the movement got big enough to attract both. Really, he was more of a community organizer,

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Deeply Offensive

And warranting removing an author from the publication schedule. A scifi author’s idea. What was it? Some sort of high detail Soylent Green thing? Maybe bestiality or executing anyone who gets sick? Nope. Here’s the author’s own words: I didn’t

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Technology and Faith 2

This time it’s ways to share your faith.  Humor! Warning: if you are one of those people who finds humor in a religious context disrespectful, please do not read on; you will just get upset.  The first link has, for

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