Halloween? Are some merely putting lipstick on a pig?

By John B. Manos / October 30, 2012 /

Are parents who insist their children dress as saints but yet send them out to trick or treat just putting lipstick on a pig? The Polish bishops might say so. See what they say about Halloween.

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Theology of the Body in One Paragraph (Unabridged version)

By John B. Manos / October 18, 2012 /

Can Theology of the Body be expressed in one paragraph? You bet! A surprising revelation about Theology of the Body and a concise but yet fuller explanation of how to maintain chastity.

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Why does civil duty have to be so filthy?

By John B. Manos / October 13, 2012 /

We need to be informed on who to elect but the overkill of political discussion in our press is an undesirable dissipation, so what do we do?

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HOLY COW! Something Apocryphal — Russian Patriarch to Visit Poland Day after Dormition

By John B. Manos / August 13, 2012 /

Hitting the news today is the report that Russian Patriarch Kiril I is visiting Poland this Thursday. Reporting the story on the Russian Orthodox side is Prawoslawie: The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus, Kirill I will come to Poland on Thursday on a visit which raises…

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“Now it is our time to suffer and die…” Syrian Archbishop Reports on the Destruction in Damascus

By John B. Manos / August 12, 2012 /

I am posting for your consideration a letter that was sent out two weeks ago. Although I have seen a few Catholic stories here and there, I had not found the full text of the letter anywhere, so haven gotten my grubby hands on a copy, I post the whole letter here. There may be…

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Humanae Vitae was the Soap Box Encyclical

By John B. Manos / July 30, 2012 /

I wasn’t alive when P.Paul VI issued the Encyclical letter Humanae Vitae.  I’ve seen and heard about it throughout my life, though. For one thing, people who were in their 20s and 30s at that time say things like, “We heard about it, but the priests never said anything so we didn’t think it mattered.”  Others…

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Of Lent Past, when Fasts Meant Fast, see what we’ve lost

By John B. Manos / February 17, 2012 /

From time to time I think there’s merit to re-evaluate where we are today against practices of the past. To comb the deposit of faith for gems that can illumine why we do things. Now that pre-lent is nearly gone, and we enter lent proper, I’m posting some passages about lent published in 1890 for your edification.…

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We Need a Miracle to Solve the Obamacare Mandates

By John B. Manos / February 14, 2012 /

Yesterday’s Gospel had the Pharisees asking Our Lord for a sign to prove that He was God. That Gospel ends noting that He and the Apostles left them and got into a boat. Then, in today’s Gospel, we hear that the Apostles “had forgotten to bring bread.” They must have been showing their disappointment and…

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Saint Nicholas has something for Everyone – Even Pawn Brokers

By John B. Manos / December 6, 2011 /

Today’s feast is that of Saint Nicholas, a saint worthy of notice by anyone and everyone. He was a Bishop at the young age of 22. (22!). He is famed with resurrecting people from the dead, including three young boys who had been butchered by their father. He brought wheat to his famine struck area…

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The Purpose of the Liturgy is Miracles with the Living God

By John B. Manos / November 9, 2011 /

Today, in the wake of so many complex errors inflicted upon the faithful, it is always best to start with some basics. Too often in academic discussions we tend to gloss over the obvious. The basics of this discussion have to do with defining Liturgy and reminding people of the single sentence explanation of the…

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