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Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners February 26, 2016

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ brought back fond memories of happy-go-lucky, unity themed Super Bowl halftime shows for me. I wasn’t the only one who had something to say-this one brought on another tsunami of captions. The assignment...Show More Summary

Pinhead College Professor Fired

From the Columbia Daily Tribune: University of Missouri curators vote to fire Melissa Click Upon learning this news, this writer responded like this:

The indecency of Catholic support for Donald Trump

I bring you two recent pieces I find troubling. The first is from The Daily News referencing a series of polls conducted by Monmouth University: To date, Trump has actually enjoyed more support from Catholic voters than Protestants.Show More Summary

Obama to nominate Catholic to Supreme Court? Open Thread

Washington Post: Brian Sandoval, the centrist Republican governor of Nevada, is being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the process. Sandoval is increasingly...Show More Summary

Can the Trump Train be Stopped?

From Politico: Donald Trump trounced his rivals in the Nevada caucuses on Tuesday, notching his third consecutive victory and giving the Manhattan mogul even more momentum heading into Super Tuesday next week, when voters in a dozen states will cast their ballots. Show More Summary

Catholicism and Politics: Then and Now

Every year on July 12th, the Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland are reminded of how anti-Catholic terrorism wasn’t just a thing in their distant past. Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry about Orangemen’s Day (a.k.a. The Twelfth):...Show More Summary

“Catholics who imagine that they have the authority to set the canonical standard by which the teaching of this or any papacy can be judged are simply…”

Randall Smith at The Catholic Thing writes about infallibility, impeccability and the responsibility Catholics are to uphold when it comes to Papal criticism: Is it ever licit for a faithful Catholic to disagree with an authoritative, non-infallible teaching of a pope? Yes. Show More Summary

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners February 19, 2016

Holy Political Backlash, Batman, this week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was a big success. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (fustian24) – “Let he who is without walls castShow More Summary

I don’t know how to humbly say that this beautifully delivered and richly measured homily…

… makes me proud to be Catholic so instead I’ll say simply that it does. The priest is the justice’s son Reverend Paul D. Scalia: Crossposted at Brutally Honest. Related articles “I don’t see how you could possibly allow that minister to say, I will only marry a man and a woman. Show More Summary

South Carolina Primary

Trump for the Win with honors uncertain as to Place and Show.

“I think he said something much softer than was originally reported by the media”

For once, I find myself in agreement with Donald Trump: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday that he respects Pope Francis after bashing the pontiff earlier in the day for criticizing his plan to build a border wall. Show More Summary

The Pharisee From Rome

A man went to Rome and became a Pharisee. The Pharisee went out to the people from time to time, so they would be able to see him. And he pointed out the sins and faults of people he didn’t like. The Pharisee was rich, but he did not feed the poor when he visited them. Show More Summary

The Pope, Donald Trump and Immigration

Pope Francis today made comments seen by many to have direct relevance to the U.S. presidential campaign.: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Show More Summary

Obama will not attend Scalia funeral – Open Thread

From Politico: President Barack Obama will not attend Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral on Saturday, the White House said, adding that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will be at the services. Obama and first...Show More Summary

Seven Deadly Errors

...Preoccupation with domestic politics and personal popularity guided many of Obama’s ill-fated strategic decisions

“… the true heart of darkness in Donald Trump”

Fr. Dwight Longenecker gets to the meat of the problem with the GOP front-runner: It was not his vulgarity, his coarse language, his sexist attacks, or his crude aggressive name calling. It was not his lies, mendacity, manipulation and innate dishonesty. Show More Summary

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners February 12, 2016

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ resulted in another huge round of entries. Nothing like an aging socialist to get those creative juices flowing! The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning...Show More Summary

“I hope to impart to you the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity.”

Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble is looking back at an effectual talk given by Justice Antonin Scalia, one she was able to hear in person three years ago: I was not sure what to expect from one of the most influential Catholics in the country. Show More Summary

Justice Antonin Scalia Dies

According to multiple new sources, Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in Texas. We mourn the passing of one of the greatest jurists to have served on the Supreme Court. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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