Posts in category "Religion"
I don’t know if I should tell but I might be going to hell. I have it on the best of authorities. A ChicagoNow blogger. “Being Catholic….Really.” She blames it principally on the Supreme Court of the United States. Scotus for short. Four of the Justices will be spared eternal damnation: Roberts, Scalia,... Read more »
Santorum doesn’t have any quarrels When the Pope talks on faith and on morals. But he seethes with defiance When the Pope uses science To warn global warming kills corals.
Dead to the world, the Good Lord stayed For three days in a tomb. He then decided to upgrade And got a better room.
Taken at his word, Governor Pence Has befriended gay ladies and gents. “Our law was designed With no bias in mind. The problem is ambivalence.”
“I love shoes and I think, deep in their souls, many women have secret love affairs with shoes. Shoes are the ultimate accessory, and I think they allow a woman to make a true fashion statement about who she is and what sets her apart from other women.” [Bernice King in an interview appearing... Read more »
Today is National Hot Dog Day. Of this, Peter Bella, the Cooking Cop, reminds us on the ChicagoNow circuit. Peter reverentially says he’s going to celebrate the occasion by….drum roll please….eating a hot dog. I imagine somewhere on this day there will be or has already been a joyous Hot Dog Parade. With... Read more »
Was Pope Francis pulling our legs last Monday when he said he would baptize a Martian? It is a hypothetical, of course. His point was that the Church is inclusive and will not turn away any who sincerely seek redemption. A very kind, noble, and compassionate gesture, to be sure. And consistent with the... Read more »
How do you evangelize? asks one ChicagoNow blogger, a convert to Catholicism. Should you talk doctrine and cite Biblical passages? She thinks not. The best way, she says, (if I understand her) of delivering the Good News is to model it. I couldn’t agree more. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic. And... Read more »
John Boehner and Paul Ryan are both baptized Roman Catholics. They sure don’t act like it. The template of virtue for Catholics, as for all Christians, has always been the teachings of Jesus. And Jesus, if nothing else, was an advocate for the poor. I don’t know of any place in the New Testament... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of J.S. Bach Who wrote sacred music for a Lutheran flock. Among the Baroque there wasn’t one savvier. His most famous work is the “Well-Tempered Clavier”. “In writing his monumental ‘Well-Tempered Clavier’ Bach once again wanted to create music that would help his wife and children learn to play the keyboard instruments.... Read more »