Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sanity at Last!

Michigan University student Julea Ward's discrimination lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University will go to a jury.  Ward was expelled from the graduate counseling program due to her religious beliefs against homosexuality.  An excellent opinion by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Full text of the opinion can be found here.

The Angelic Doctor

Today, January 28th, the Church honors Saint Thomas Aquinas.  Thomas was born about the year 1225 into the family of the Count of Aquino.  He first studied at the monastery of Monte Cassino and later at the University of Naples.  Afterwards he joined the Friars Preachers and completed his studies at Paris and Cologne, his instructor being Saint Albert the Great.  Becoming himself a teacher, he wrote many learned volumes and was especially renowned for his philosophical and theological studies.  Saint Thomas died near Terracina on 7th March 1274, but his memory is honored on 28th January, the day his body was transferred to Toulouse in 1369.

God Our Father, You made Thomas Aquinas known for his holiness and learning.  Help us to grow in wisdom by his teaching, and in holiness by imitating his faith.  Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pope Warns of Grave Threat to Religious Freedom in U.S.

The Pope warned visiting American Bishops of "the grave threat to religious freedom" now brewing in the United States due to the policies of the Obama Administration and other radical secularists.  Read the full story here.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

Sorry that I've been AWOL for awhile. The demands of professional and personal life have taken their tole on me lately. I'll try to post more often as we enter the new year although the Bad Catholic is going to be VERY, VERY busy with a professional/personal project during the new year. Today, January 1st the Church honors Mary the Blessed Mother of God.
Elvis and Icons of the Blessed Mother, you can't do any better than that! Happy New Year everybody!