What’s it all about? (apologies to Alfie)

Matthew Warner has done a wonderful thing recently; he’s begun a year-long effort to encourage us to read, yes read, actually read the Catholic Catechism. You know, the rulebook. What is, and what isn’t Catholic teaching. It’s all there, full of footnotes, sidenotes, Scripture references galore. It’s big. Some may think it’s too big. So Matt has decided to make it easy on us.

Hie three to flocknote and sign up www.flocknote.com/catechism It’s free and it’s a grand idea. Daily emails. It began on Oct 11th, so hop on the wagon quick. You can catch up easily, or just jump on where you find yourself.

God bless you. This is the easiest was to discover What The Church Teaches from the source.

Did Obama administration discriminate against Catholic group by denying trafficking grant? – Jill Stanek

I’m getting to enjoy her blog more and more. The subjects aren’t fun, but the writing is outstanding. You go, Ms. Stanek.

Did Obama administration discriminate against Catholic group by denying trafficking grant? – Jill Stanek.

And for those who wonder about the Catholic Church’s larger role in our society, check out the video called Epic 120 at Catholics Come Home.

“Well Actually, He’s Not Talking to You.” Answering One Critique of the New Translation | Archdiocese of Washington

What a great insight this priest has. [Insert big grin here] On the nose, Father, on the nose. Please read the rest of the article.

But here we come to an important insight that, though it is not politically correct, is still true: The priest is not talking to you. He is not directing the prayer to you, and the first purpose of the prayer is not that you understand it perfectly. The prayer is directed to God, (most often, to God the Father). The priest is speaking to God, and is doing so on your behalf, and that of the whole Church. And God is wholly able to understand the prayer, no matter how complicated its structure.

via “Well Actually, He’s Not Talking to You.” Answering One Critique of the New Translation | Archdiocese of Washington.

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