Captain Marvel – A Surprising Chestertonian Review

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Captain Marvel is a current box office hit in theaters. The movie world seems to be on the rise with more and more females as the central hero (think Wonder Woman, Hunger Games, and even Star Wars’ “The Last Jedi”) Continue reading “Captain Marvel – A Surprising Chestertonian Review”

Dung…St. Edmund Campion…


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Going old school to the 16th century, today’s quote on dung by St. Edmund Campion is not just beautiful but drop dead gorgeous. Heck, even the word “beautiful” is in the quote! Over the years my reading has brought me to other “dung” quotes so I’ll have to make a series out of this on this blog. One “dung” quote was used by St. Thomas More towards Martin Luther. Another “dung” quote is from St. Paul in Scripture.

But here’s today’s quote: Continue reading “Dung…St. Edmund Campion…”

A tougher Quadragesima

As I thought about writing this blog, before writing it, I was thinking this would come across as being boastful. So I’d like to preface today’s blog by saying I’m a sinful man who’s on a journey with a long way to go. Thank God He’s patient and gives this turtle (me) time to get better. Proverbs 24:16 mentions that the righteous man sins 7 times a day. I’m pretty sure I’m nowhere close to 7. Continue reading “A tougher Quadragesima”

Don’t be an Imbecile (G.K. Chesterton)

I know people who like calling another an ass…well here’s a synonym for a change of pace and with more syllables. People who use more syllables have more heart. Ok so that’s just my theory. Same goes for bigger muscles…ok kidding on that…half kidding…

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3 Catholic Questions You May Have Never Thought to Ask

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Habemus Papam! Ok, today we have a different Pope. Not Pope Francis. But Monsignor Charles Pope from the Archdiocese of Washington. I heard a talk by him at the ICC (Institute of Catholic Culture) but in my Diocese of Arlington, and I instantly became a big fan. For the traditional Catholics, you might like him too as he is all about celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Continue reading “3 Catholic Questions You May Have Never Thought to Ask”

Be a Villain of Jesus…Keep Latin

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Tan Publications has a book The Faith of Our Fathers by Father James Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore. It was originally published in 1876! That’s for the old school win! There is soooo much goodness in this book, but this is a blog and we’ll mention just one quote from the section on Latin. Continue reading “Be a Villain of Jesus…Keep Latin”

Satan, demons, and the Name of Jesus (part 2)

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I received a positive response on my blog “Removing the Name of Jesus” so here’s a couple quotes I came across this morning that are related.

I came across it in the Manual for Spiritual Warfare from TAN publications. This isn’t an online source because I’m old school (even though I contribute to the online world). Anyways, there’s a section called Victory in the Name of Jesus. Today, we’re going to look at 2 quotes from that section about using the name of Jesus to fight Satan and the demons.  Here’s the first: Continue reading “Satan, demons, and the Name of Jesus (part 2)”