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Prayer for the Conversion of Pope Francis

In Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture War, Debate, God, Jesus, Pope Francis, Prayer, Religion, Society, Thoughts, Tradition on January 21, 2017 at 22:16

Litany for the Bishop of Rome; and Prayer for the Conversion of Pope Francis
(Personal and unofficial)

 

Lord, have mercy, Christ have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Christ, hear us, Christ, graciously hear us
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us

Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for our Pope
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, pray for him
Saint Michael, Defender of the Church, pray for him Read the rest of this entry »

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So tired of Anti-Catholicism

In Atheism, BBC, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture, Culture War, Debate, Europe, Faith, History, Islam, Medieval, Pius XII, Pro-Life, Protestantism, Religion, Review, Science, Secularism, Stephen Fry, Values on November 12, 2009 at 02:15

Or, The Immaturity of the West: Will millions of Catholic deaths and the utter destruction of Catholic civilization at Protestant, Liberal, and Communist hands never suffice? Read the rest of this entry »

We support: Conservative Colloquium

In Blogging, Born Again, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, Faith, Values on July 5, 2009 at 23:48

The weblog Conservative Colloquium defends objective morality and authentic Christianity… Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts on Art (by a Christian art lover)

In Art, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Criticism, Culture, Culture War, Debate, God, Jesus, News, Opinion, Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Thoughts, Values on July 6, 2008 at 03:04

A bargain Rembrandt? The very idea is priceless! According to a fascinating report a while back Read the rest of this entry »

UK psychiatrists say abortion harmful to women’s health

In Abortion, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, Feminism, Health, Human Rights, News, Opinion, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Science, Suicide, Values on April 30, 2008 at 20:10

Abortion could pose a psychological health risk, says the British Royal College of Psychiatrists on the basis of recent studies that, among others, point to the heightened suicide rate among women who’ve had abortions Read the rest of this entry »

To L.C., on Luther and Protestantism

In Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Debate, Faith, God, Grace, Protestantism, Religion, Salvation, Theology on March 2, 2008 at 00:08

By way of commentary, therefore, I’ll be writing a series of posts on the theological and historical background of the Protestant Movement… Read the rest of this entry »

The true Church: Catholicism or Orthodoxy? (updated)

In Bible, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Debate, Europe, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Medieval, Opinion, Orthodoxy, Religion, Theology, Tradition on February 23, 2008 at 08:06

… yet there is still only one Church, hence Pope John Paul II’s fervent wish that the Church breathe again with her two lungs… Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an Aquinas-style essay)

In Art, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Humor, Logic, Media, Opinion, Philosophy, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Theology, Thomism on January 19, 2008 at 17:22

Previously on this blog, this was published in 3 parts. The following post was written between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Why we are not “pro-choice” (part 1 of 2)

In Abortion, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, God, Health, Human Rights, Opinion, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Theology, Values on January 13, 2008 at 23:05

Abortion is not a free-for-all where one can make any choice… it involves the rights of different human beings, one of whom, the unborn, will certainly be killed by abortion… Read the rest of this entry »

Tony Blair: The Problem Convert?

In Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Conversion, Culture War, Debate, England, Evangelism, Faith, God, Grace, Jesus, News, Opinion, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Values on December 27, 2007 at 18:29

A few days ago, the press services were moderately abuzz with the news that Tony Blair had converted to (Catholic) Christianity from (Anglican) Neochristianity. Catholic Online reported Read the rest of this entry »

Why the Anti-Subversion Law should NOT be revived

In Constitution, Debate, Democracy, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Religion, Thoughts on December 16, 2007 at 07:20

If it were to be revived at all, precise distinctions have to be made to prevent excessive infringement of freedoms.  However, the Arroyo Autocracy seems unprepared to make them… Read the rest of this entry »

Of intellectuals and Philippine politics

In Blogging, Christianity, Church, Constitution, Culture, Debate, Democracy, History, Law, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society, Thoughts on November 6, 2007 at 06:03

…to reform Philippine politics, we need to propose measures that realistically answer its problems in light of actual circumstances… Read the rest of this entry »

Why does doctrine matter? part 2 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Jesus, Logic, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on October 8, 2007 at 00:39

…We were living 2,000 years after the Apostles, in a land thousands of miles from the land they trod. My best friend’s other question was in point: what’s the point? Read the rest of this entry »

“Anime Encourages Murder”, a conservative response

In Animation, Anime, Art, Christianity, Comics, Conservative, Criticism, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Faith, God, Media, Opinion, Religion, Television, Thoughts on October 2, 2007 at 00:46

I read the post “Anime Encourages Murder” on Blogs for Brownback (B4B) yesterday, Manila time, and I’m joining the chorus of persons who consider it one-sided and uninformed Read the rest of this entry »

Why does doctrine matter? part 1 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Humor, Jesus, Life, Logic, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on September 29, 2007 at 20:42

…Weren’t we just bandying concepts, forming intellectual structures that were fascinating, but in the end, didn’t really matter? Wasn’t Christianity a mere mass of ideas, existing somewhere in a cloud of speculation, but having no link whatsoever with the life we lead? If it’s so real–as indeed, we believed it was–why was it complicated? Read the rest of this entry »