For The Repose Of The Soul Of Elvis Presley

August 16, 2018

For The Repose Of The Soul Of Elvis Presley

No one who sings of Her rosary should be forgotten in death. Say one Hail Mary for Elvis.

See also: Roman Miscellany: Five Catholic Facts About Elvis


10 Years Later: Eritrean Woman In Prison Dies Of Malaria

July 7, 2018

As reported: Wednesday July 23, 2008
Weakened by torture, Azib Simon succumbs to disease only a week after contracting it.

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (Compass Direct News) – Imprisoned and tortured for her Christian faith since December, 37-year-old Azib Simon died of malaria in Eritrea’s Wi’a Military Training Center last week. Weakened by ongoing torture, sources said, Simon contracted malaria only a week before she died. Christians in the prison are rarely given medical attention, and the sources said authorities refused to provide treatment for Simon’s malaria. She had attended the Kale-Hiwet Church in Assab, one of the independent evangelical churches that have been targeted by the country’s Marxist-leaning authoritarian regime. She was held at the notorious Wi’a Military Training Center, 20 miles south of the Red Sea port of Massawa, since her arrest in December 2007. On June 8 Compass learned that eight Christian brothers held at the Adi-Quala prison were taken to the medical emergency facilities as a result of torture by military personnel at the camp. Simon’s death makes a total of five Christians whom Compass has confirmed have died in Eritrean prisons after being tortured for refusing to recant their faith.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Azib Simon and those who would allow such an evil thing to come to pass.

Who are you? « Faith, Love, and Rock and Roll as Told by The Brown Kid

May 2, 2018

Who are you? « Faith, Love, and Rock and Roll as Told by The Brown Kid

Is this guy Catholic yet?

Ten years later how are we doing?

April 22, 2018

10 years later how are we doing?

U.S. Data 1965 1975 1985 1995 2000 2005 2007
Diocesan priests 35,925 36,005 35,052 32,349 30,607 28,702 27,971
Religious priests 22,707 22,904 22,265 16,705 15,092 14,137 13,478
Total priests 58,632 58,909 57,317 49,054 45,699 42,839 41,449
Priestly ordinations 994 771 533 511 442 454 456
Graduate-level seminarians 8,325 5,279 4,063 3,172 3,474 3,308 3,274
Permanent deacons —  898 7,204 10,932 12,378 14,574 15,409
Religious brothers 12,271 8,625 7,544 6,535 5,662 5,451 5,015
Religious sisters 179,954 135,225 115,386 90,809 79,814 68,634 63,699
Parishes 17,637 18,515 19,244 19,331 19,236 18,891 18,634
Without a resident priest pastor
549 702 1,051 2,161 2,843 3,251 3,238
Catholic population 45.6m 48.7m 52.3m 57.4m 59.9m 64.8m 64.4m
Percent of U.S. population 24% 23% 23% 23% 22% 23% 22%
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Students in Catholic secondary schools


Is Arthur Boulet Catholic yet?

April 22, 2018

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Is this guy Catholic yet?

Is this guy Catholic yet?

April 21, 2018

How to Detect a False Prophet « Possessing the Treasure

From 10 years ago… ‘Benedict’s impact? “It will be seismic”‘

April 21, 2018

I wrote this the day the following article was published and post-dated it to be published in ten years…

In 2008 I am wondering:

  • What was the impact?
  • Yesterday Pope Benedict left America after his first pastoral visit as Pope… Talking on the phone with Father J. Steele of the Holy Cross Fathers he seemed to be uncertain what impact this visit was to have.  (In his defense he was unable to watch most of the broadcasted portions of the visit due to his pastoral duties this weekend!) I believe it to be the case that this visit will have a long and lasting influence on strengthening the vision of the papacy as a strong leader in these times of moral crisis, and that the liturgical experneices we saw (we the unfortunate exception of the Mass at National Stadium! – it looked like a multi-cultural review, not a Mass!) strengthened and confirmed more tradition-minded liturgists what the new norms were going to be – far closer to more traditional norms.  Was that the case?
  • 10 years later did we see the expansiono of vocations as predicted in this article?


Monday, April 21, 2008

Benedict’s impact? “It will be seismic”


People are doing the inevitable Monday morning quarterbacking after the Pope’s visit — but nearly everyone is giving him Read the rest of this entry »