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Two Archbishops at Odds

I really hate to see bishops disagree; but in this case, I firmly stand behind Archbishop Coakley!

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Bethlehemian Rhapsody

This made me laugh. A little Queen for the King of Kings:

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At First I Thought This Was A Joke…

...then I realized they were dead serious

Catholic University is being sued for "discriminating" against Muslims for being "...often surrounded by Catholic symbols which are incongruous to their religion..."

You know, because Muslims are so tolerant of Christians in the Islamic world.

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How You Got It Right

From Steve Ray over at the Defenders of the Catholic Faith (Catholic-Convert.com): a visual demonstration of where you got your "correct" version/interpretation of the bible...

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How you got your bible, finally explained.
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God

A coworker who runs a recovery group for addicts told me today that one question that he asks new members is, "What do you want God to be?" This group is (loosely?) associated with the Ecclesial Community, LifeChurch.tv.

Remember what fruit relativism is currently bearing.

*UPDATE*
My coworker has clarified his statement - what he in fact asks is, "what is God to you?" and "what do you need Him to be?" For instance a person recovering from an addiction needs peace. So I can definitely see how this is substantially different from what I originally thought. I can also see the definitely efficacy of directing your prayer for that need which you have have most deeply.

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Christians

I think it's amazing that we live in a world where people can see Jesus Christ in shopping receipts, yeast spread, irons, and other strange places but yet, we can't seem to see him in each other.

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Andy Dufresne on Beauty

Joe Heschmeyer over at Catholic Defense blog (Shameless Popery) draws an excellent parallel between a scene in Shawshank Redemption and liturgy:

We want -- we need, even -- to foster the kind of music that doesn't just lift men out of their physical prisons, but out of their spiritual prisons; the music which soars all the way to Heaven.

Read the whole thing.

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The God of the Jews

A great quote from Steven Ray this morning:

"How odd of God to choose the Jew, but odder still are those who love the Jewish God and hate the Jews."

http://www.catholic-convert.com/2011/06/29/strange-relations/

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Royal Wedding

For such an anti-monarchial country (the United States), there sure seems to be an inordinate amount of coverage of this wedding . . . now maybe we can move on to actual celebrity news, the beatification of the Lord's prime minister, Pope John Paul II.

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Technology, Music, and Religion

As the subtitle of this blog states, the topics of interest to me are technology, music, and religion. This video of the band Rend Collective Experiment from Bangor, Ireland managed to epitomize it with a single video:

Simply awesome. Keep up the great work gentlemen!