Catholic, Church, Mary

Providence in the Chaos of Scandal

I stopped believing in coincidences long ago. Our God is not a god of chaos, but a God of order. My heart and my stomach are hurting from reading excerpts of the grand jury report out of Pennsylvania. Horror and betrayal are probably the words that most accurately describe my emotions. It seems like each… Continue reading Providence in the Chaos of Scandal

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Catholic, Church, Culture

Justice, Mercy, and Reverence for the Clergy

Two years ago, a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses came to my door. I opened the door and started the conversation with, "I'm a Roman Catholic and will always be one", hopefully expecting them to give up, but you could just see their eyes brighten as they countered with, "How could you be a Catholic after… Continue reading Justice, Mercy, and Reverence for the Clergy

Church, Politics

Filial Correction 1333: Pope John XXII

After studying the Baltimore Catechism for eight years straight (thank you Seton Homeschool...) I had it pretty well drilled into my head that the pope was infallible. It has been a definite shock to me to learn that the infallibility of the Pontiff is more limited than I had suspected. The Filial Correction posted yesterday has the… Continue reading Filial Correction 1333: Pope John XXII