Category: Religion

Mar 04

Fish and Fasting: the life of a Catholic during Lent

Well, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  Per the ol’ Code of Canon Law, all us Catholics who are between 18 and 59 are supposed to fast and participate in abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays throughout Lent.  Fasting is an interesting thing; to me, fasting would seem to mean the …

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Sep 08

Trail Life USA – a Christian-based alternative to the Boy Scouts of America

As the Boy Scouts – an organization that I have long admired – trundles down a path that I believe is going to end up tearing the organization apart, a new group – Trail Life USA – has emerged.  The faith-based group believes that they are set to become a premiere organization for boys and …

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Feb 27

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

From Pope Benedict’s final General Audience address: “…At this point I would also like to wholeheartedly thank all of the many people around the world who, in recent weeks, have sent me touching tokens of concern, friendship, and prayer. Yes, the Pope is never alone. I feel this again now in such a great way …

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Jan 16

Israeli Museum Set To Exhibit King Herod’s Tomb

According to Fox News, Israel’s National Museum is gearing up to open an exhibit featuring the architectural legacy of Herod the Great, the “client king” of Judea. Known for his building projects (including port at Caesarea Maritima, the expansion of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and other magnificent works), he also appears in the Bible …

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Nov 12

Catholic Church and Freemasonry in the News

Pontifical Acts – November 7, 2012 – Pope Benedict XVI appointed Brother Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Professor of Physics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Professor Bagnato, a Freemason, is a member of Estrela da Libertade Lodge #2877 of Sao Carlos, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Orient of Sao …

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May 27

Exorcist Author Set To Sue Catholic Georgetown University After Sebelius Visit

William Peter Blatty, author of the best-selling novel “The Exorcist” is prepared to sue his alma mater Georgetown University after the Catholic school invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak on campus. Blatty says that the university – which was founded by Jesuits – has, for the past two decades invited speakers …

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May 26

Even in the Vatican, The Butler Did It

I guess I was just expecting something … different … from the Church.  Something supernatural, not pedestrian. Paolo Gabriele, 46, was arrested this week for illegal possession of confidential documents found in his apartment in Vatican city. Gabriele has been the Papal butler since 2006, and is one of the few people who have access …

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