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John B. Manos

Is this Why the West Hates Putin? (and keeps telling us to hate him?)

Do you ever see those “meanwhile in Russia” memes on the internet or social media?  They make me laugh because they depict some aspect of Russian life that is so different than ours. They are East versus West settings. For instance, this picture: It makes me think of the old “In Soviet Russia…  bear drives you!!!” jokes. So,…

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The One Thing I Wonder About Pope Francis Meeting President Trump

I remember the buzz earlier this year when Pope Francis was sending a message to the United States for the Super bowl. I wondered what he would say. I had hoped it would not be a rehash of his statements about migrants. I thought it was an interesting idea that the Pope would think to send a message,…

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The Beginning of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima is Confusing

If I mention Fatima to you, what would you mention first? (Yes, I mean this literally not as a rhetorical question. Say whatever it is). I think it is wild how vast the responses would be: Maybe you would tell me about whether Russia was consecrated. Fourth Secret anyone? Akita and its message (I’m guilty of this, but…

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St. George’s Witness To the Age of Fraud

Today is the feast of St. George. People always associate him with the slaying of the dragon, however, I think there is something more important about him often overlooked. He was a Greek living in Palestine who became a Roman soldier. He converted to Catholicism. In 303, Emperor Diocletian, after having the newly built church in Nicodemia destroyed,…

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Belt it Out for Easter! Deo Gratias Alleluia!!! Alle-e-e-e-lu-u-i-a-a!!!!

I used to get so happy to hear that long chant from the priest on Easter:  Ite Missa Est, Alleluia, Alleluia!!!! Then, we’d get the long Deo Gratias, Alleluia…  Alleluia!!!!! It was something I looked forward to all year.  One year, the priest did the short chant.  I felt cheated. That seemed like the perfect punctuation to place…

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Good Friday Audio: The Story of St. Mary of Egypt

If you are looking for something fruitful to consider on Good Friday today, in addition to the Stations of the Cross and the lent meditations we have, this little audio is a refreshing story of just what Christ purchased by suffering the Cross, the spitting, the insults, and death for us. In the prayers for…

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Thank God! Fr. Heilman Reports Bishop Morlino Stops Communion in the Hand

Thank God for good news from the Church in America. A post making the rounds today from Fr. Heilman’s blog reports the following: Now, during last evening’s Chrism Mass, Bishop Morlino concluded his homily by appealing to all of his priests in his diocese to strongly encourage their parishioners to begin receiving Communion on the tongue…

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Ad Absurdum: Contextualizing John the Baptist for Amoris Laetitia

At some point in this mess over the consternations on the problematic Amoris Laetitia, it occurred to me that John the Baptist and St. Thomas More have a lot to say about it. There are a lot of voices in the swirl…  well, every voice it seems besides that of Pope Francis. One can make the argument, and…

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Rosary Brigade: Witches Threaten to Attack our President and His Supporters

There have been numerous reports circulating today that witches will conduct spell casting on February 24 to harm President Trump. They are also trying to recruit others to join in with them. Some stories also say that they intend to harm his supporters as well. Although Fr. Heilman has suggested using St. Patrick’s Lorica for protection, I…

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Rockford Bishop Spreads the Disunity of Pastoral Unity.

Alternate Title:  Stop trashing Ad Orientem while Ignoring Communion in the Hand The hippies win again… or: When AmChurch Smacks Trads, it Does it With HARSHEST RIGIDITY Word is spreading today of discussion on the Bishop of Rockford, who wrote in his pastoral letter that: First, as I noted at that time, we are all…

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