Another Anglo-Catholic Loose Cannon Hits the Wall

It's becoming a pattern: The former Anglo-Catholic priest of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, Fr. David L. Moyer has been denied his final step into the Roman Catholic Church following 10 years of ecclesiastical wandering that started with The Episcopal Church, migrated through the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Forward in Faith, the Church of …

The Sad Case of Gerry McClelland, and My Thoughts on Assisted Suicide

Being the anniversary month of Roe vs. Wade, January is a good month to look at issues of life.   Most of the emphasis is on abortion, but we must consider the other end of life, too, when it occurs, and whose decision it is for that occurrence to take place. While doing other research, I …

Is There a Real Difference Between the Demands of the Modern State and Emperor Worship in Rome?

Maybe not: Since 1789 the United States government has presented its Christian citizens with no moral problem of critical magnitude. This may mean that the moral integrity of the United States is magnificent; it may also mean that Christian citizens do not recognise a public moral problem when they see it. In the morality of …

Bailing Out on the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

In this case, for tax purposes: Rather than deal with the complexities of U.S. tax law, Americans living overseas are increasingly renouncing their citizenship in order to avoid paying their income taxes. According to National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson, approximately 4,000 people gave up their citizenship from fiscal year 2005 to FY 2010. Renunciations …

Are My Sins Really My Own Grevious Fault?

That's the question many Catholics are asking as they settle into their "new" Mass: Less than a week into Advent, there are many comments being made about the new English translation of the Mass.  Many negative comments center around the new language in the Confiteor:  "I confess ... that I have greatly sinned ... through …

Old Army Rick Calls It Quits

Sad to say: Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid Thursday for the Republican presidential nomination, two sources familiar with his plans told CNN. The Texas governor will make the announcement before the CNN debate in South Carolina, the sources said. For me personally, this is sad, even though I'm aware …

Lesson from Tim Tebow: Life Is Better When We Focus on the Problems of Others

ESPN's Rick Reilly believes in Tim Tebow, after a long search for faults: I've come to believe in Tim Tebow, but not for what he does on a football field, which is still three parts Dr. Jekyll and two parts Mr. Hyde. No, I've come to believe in Tim Tebow for what he does off …

Maybe the Costa Concordia Needed a Native Guide, Too

Among other things: Gianni Onorato, general manager of Carnival (CCL) Corp.’s Costa Crociere line, said the ship had embarked about 7 p.m. from Civitavecchia near Rome on a trip that was scheduled to include stops at ports in France and Spain. The vessel hit the rocks and Captain Francesco Schettino, after assessing the damage, decided …

To Go Back to "The Old Time Religion," You Must First Prove That It Is

Dan Tomberlin's post on the "old time religion" deals with a subject that conveys one thing to one group of people and one thing to another.  The whole business of "religion" has gotten a great deal of press thanks to Jefferson Bethke's video and this relates to that in an indirect way, but this is …

An Interview with Abu Daoud (Part II)

We continue our discussion (the first part is here) with Abu Daoud, Anglican missionary to the Middle East. 5) How have your financial arrangements been for the work? What could be improved about this for you and others? Like most missionaries all of our income comes from churches and people who support our work. Some …

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