By Popular Demand: The Mercy of God in a PDF

We get it — you want to enjoy a new perspective on Mercy. You’ve looked around online. What did you find? Probably got distracted into debates and news, when you really would like to invest some time into exploring this deepest virtue of our Lord — His Mercy. Or, you found things that make you wonder if the […]

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Is your parish dollar buying the subversion of Parish Life?

I am looking around at parish life in the big city these days, and all I see in the bulletin are listings for new programs.  There is one thing that can renew a parish immediately.  It doesn’t cost money.  It doesn’t require volunteers.  And it is a sure fire way to bring miraculous turnarounds and […]

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Do You think they are kidding? Alinsky’s Demonic Ends Aspired

The Forum has been warning people about Alinsky for over twenty years. I saw this floating around on the Internets and it’s a good summary of the many things we discuss from time to time. Regular and long time readers will recognize it, but is there more? I am always amazed at the disconnect that seems […]

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John B. Manos [video]: On EWTN discussing Religious Liberty

Bellarmine Forum Board Member John B. Manos discussing religious liberty in the courts with Colin Donovan on EWTN theology round table. Focusing on what the near future holds for those who hold on to Catholic beliefs, we can see the media use court decisions to whip up angry mobs in what can be called “trial by […]

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Eating Gyros on Good Friday? Kiril Sends Message to Francis on the Easter Date

Being half Greek and enjoying a gyro, while at the same time enjoying the meat-free Great Lent can cause some peculiar cravings once Easter season arrives each year. My Polish half cannot fathom  Easter Sunday without ham. Kielbasa is nice, but ham. Ham. Ham with horseradish. Ham with hard boiled egg. Ham slice on babka bread. There’s always a little tension, however, […]

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A Different Take on Laudato Si: The Church Could Change a Lot Directly

It shouldn’t surprise Bellarmine Forum readers that I’ll have an opinion posted here regarding Pope Francis’s Laudato Si encyclical forthcoming. Readers may not be aware of my background as a chemical engineer, environmental work (even worked for the Army Corps of Engineers on water quality), and that I was an Assistant Attorney General in Michigan for […]

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Calling Jesus a Liar: Anglican Style (which is twenty years behind AmChurch fashion trends)

It was over twenty years ago, at a daily Mass in Cincinnati (the head of the AmChurch hydra), when I first heard someone try to pray the “Our Mother” prayer. They also liked to say the Suscipe with the fantasy option, ending it with the “her Church.” [that was the older english form at the time, so naturally it […]

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