Ephrem Hip Hop available for your listening and... →
ephremhiphop: All of my music is free, if you chose to pay, proceeds go to fund Hogar Infantil La Gloria, our orphanage in Tijuana. Have you listened yet? I haven’t received feedback from a single person on tumblr yet? The orphanage in TJ has the most adorable kids in the world guys. Give a listen and donate.
Explaining to my mom the concept of “right clicking”… we have now moved onto “copy” and “paste”. I love my Mama but…
Obama's "Kill List" Includes 17 year old Girl →
Check out these gems: “They reflected a still unfamiliar Barack Obama, a realist who, unlike some of his fervent supporters, was never carried away by his own rhetoric.” The author’s take on Obama’s Executive Orders on day 2 of the Presidency, designed to look like he was keeping his campaign promises (closing Gitmo, ending rendition, etc) but contained enough legalize...
The President's Private War →
In his three-plus years in office, Obama has launched 254 drones toward persons in Pakistan, and they collectively have killed 1,277 persons there. The New America Foundation, a Washington think tank that monitors the presidential use of drones in Pakistan, estimates that between 11 and 17 percent of the drone victims are innocent Pakistani civilians. So much for Brennan’s surgical strikes....
Just walked by the Denver Fed this afternoon. Pure evil.– My friends are better than yours
Okay Catholic Tumblrs
I’ve decided that the Church needs a habit decoder for sisters, so that you plug in the information of the awesome woman of God you just saw and know what congregation she is with. Questions like: What color was her habit? Was her belt a rosary, a cord, or no belt? Was she wearing shoes, sandals, or no shoes? Was she wearing a veil? If she ran fast enough and jumped in the air, could...
Fr. Shane Johnson: Imagine Sisters →
sideofirreverence: Imagine Sisters is a web and campus-based movement created by a friend of mine that aims to inspire the imaginations of young women to consider the beautiful call to consecrated life as a sister. With the guiding truth that one sister can change the world, Imagine Sisters…
Obama: Metaphor metaphor, concept of good will, empty statement without specification!
Tumblr: HE'S OUR HERO
Ron Paul: Establish problem. Explain problem. Establish plan to solve problem. Plan plan plan, forseen results of plan, reasonable conclusion.
Tumblr: This guy is the devil.
Grace and Caffeine: The Same-Sex Marriage Debate:... →
beholybehappy: A provocative read from Fr. Faulkner: Same-sex marriage has been a big topic of discussion for about fifteen years. Same-sex marriage has been nearly the only topic of debate for the last fifteen days. And frankly, I hate the debate, because, well, most everybody sucks at it. You’ve got (at…
You Know What's Funny?
When being against drug laws means that you think everyone should shoot up heroin for fun.
the same sex marriage debate: is there a third... →
jdonesaurousrex: theartofdisputatio: interesting. definitely thought-provoking, if nothing else. I think that it shrinks from what the Church has always taught by retreating to some supposed common ground with the world, which is heretical by nature. Natural Law is a fantastically valid argument against same-sex “marriage” if you want to concede that the Catholic Church cannot possibly win...
Woah, Fr. Faulkner seems to have taken down his...
If it’s because of ignorant psycho babble from the Santorum mouth breathers. I’m going to flip.
the same sex marriage debate: is there a third... →
ephremhiphop: A brilliantly crafted and provocative piece, which has really got me thinking.
I got a great idea
If you go to a Catholic university and they invite some bozo/hack from either side of the false media imposed American political paradigm, you should double the amount of mimosas you’ll drink that morning. Fact is, graduations are incredibly tedious and boring. Walking in is awesome, then you hear boring speeches from different people (including the valedictorian no one knows), then you...
What is Sin?
We hear people say “That’s a sin!” or “You’re a sinner!” often in our culture. We throw the word “sin” around and apply it to all sorts of situations and people we do not really know or fully understand. That’s a shame, because sin and morality in the Catholic tradition is an incredibly complex field where “one size fits all” does not apply. Catholics think that we know all about sin, after all...
In the Christian tradition, there are two Sacraments of service. One is matrimony, a life of service and sacrificial love directed towards spouse, family, and the building up of the Church. The other Sacrament is called that of Holy Orders, a life of service to the Christian community. When Jesus instituted the priesthood at the Last Supper, He washed the feet of His disciples, telling them to...
St. Peter: The First Pope
The pope is easily the most well known figure of the Catholic world. His quotations and thoughts are consistently front page news in our newspapers, and millions of people flock to see him when he travels. It is a far cry from beginnings of the Church, when accepting the office of the papacy meant almost certain death in the face of constant Roman persecution (many of the popes were martyred). ...
The Immaculate Conception
There is a lot of confusion in the Church about what the Immaculate Conception actually is and what it is not. With the feast celebrated on December 8th, many assume it has to do with the birth or conception of Jesus, it does not. Others think that the doctrine refers to Mary being the product of a virgin birth similar to Jesus. However, the doctrine holds that Mary was conceived naturally,...
Eucharist: Source and Summit of Our Faith
The Eucharist is something we as Catholics often take for granted. The Eucharist is something that is difficult to accept. How can ordinary bread and wine really be transformed into the body and blood of a man who lived 2,000 years ago? Why do we do this week after week? What’s the point? The Wedding at Canamay be an unlikely place to begin our meditation on the Eucharist, but the story is...
Just So Everyone Knows
My goal in life is to baptize a baby in Lord Stanley’s Cup.
"Hate the sin, love the sinner"
sarahliz1938: I prefer Dostoevsky’s approach. “Brothers, do not be afraid of men’s sin, love man also in his sin, for this likeness of God’s love is the height of love on earth.” If you haven’t read The Brothers Karamazov, go to Amazon immediately and buy it.
The Papists: RE: Civil "Gay Marriage" →
thepapists: Something else to remember is that just laws can only be based in the truth. If we love our country, (and we should,) we should desire that its laws be based on what is true. So we should not advocate for laws that create a false equivalency between ‘gay marriage’ and marriage for the reason that… This is correct, which is why the proper course of action is to get government...
nisicommuni asked: I just wanted you to know that I really really enjoy all of your posts! You are a talented writer and we are all blessed you share your time and wisdom with us! Pax!
catholic-revert asked: I'm a cradle catholic that fell away for many years. I'm not sure I ever knew what the difference was between catholic and Protestant. I recently discovered Scott Hahn and began a journey that has lit me on fire. I started a blog this week if you ever want to check it out. I started following you today and enjoy what you put up. No question really , just giving you support. Thanks for...
Basic Catholic Approach to Scripture
Catholic Approach to the Bible “In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word, “but as what it really is, the word of God”.67 “In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his children, and talks with them.” CCC 104 We often like to think of the Bible as a single book, in...
Obama Voters: Please Read Before Lauding Obama for... →
Saints “I want to spend my heaven in doing good on earth” –St. Therese of Lisieux One of the great things about being Catholic is that we believe that those who have passed away in Christ are still very much alive. People in Heaven are not passively “floating in the clouds,” rather they behold and worship God, and lift their prayers to Him. Everyone that is in Heaven is a saint. Within that...
Officer boots nine month pregnant woman in... →
Oh Hell no.
However, Catholics should be concerned that, first, the government thinks it can...– BadWolfComplex