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Faith & Values in the News

Bad Optics: Obama and HHS vs Little Sisters of the Poor

Here is the face of the Religious Liberty Fight.

Cat poop parasite controls minds early — and permanently, study finds

My cat scratches, bites, pees and poops… all without regard to persons or property. She is an absolute menace. Yet, here she is with me 19 years later…. hum, I knew something was off… mind control… help! somebody help me!

Watch how cat acts like both a human and a cat on the toilet

First a story bout cat mind-control and now cats that use the toilet… what gives?

The Ten Happiest Jobs

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Playing God: Meet the man who built the most lifelike android ever

GF2045 is the brainchild of Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov, who’s made it his life’s goal to transpose human consciousness into a machine, thus giving us the power of immortality. Oh boy… talk about science fiction, with moral complications!

Motorists beware: New laws take effect Oct. 1

Does tying your kid brother to the roof of the car count as being seat-belted?

American Among Wave of Papal Appointments, Confirmations

Archbishop Augustine Di Noia was one of my favorite professors in seminary a quarter of a century ago. He made Christian Anthropology come alive. Congratulations!

Pope Francis excommunicates pro-gay marriage priest. He’s not the liberal the media wants

Muhahaha! Yes, the Pope is Catholic!

Superdads! Couple adopts 14 kids from foster care

There is nothing I can really say about this… welcome to our brave new world.

Fr. Clements in Chicago made headlines years ago for adopting a boy. It wanted to make a difference for street-tough kids who needed a father. Given the scandals, that is forbidden today. Hum, so two gay guys can adopt children but a celibate Catholic priest cannot… what a twist!

Cardinal Burke: Nancy Pelosi ‘must’ be denied Communion

I wonder how the other bishops feel about this?

Dairy Queen worker’s good deed goes viral

I am sorely tempted toward cynicism and grieving about so many things in our society. What this young man did will make it a little easier to sleep tonight. There is still goodness out there.

Pope says focus on morality can obscure Gospel message

Has a pope ever been so misunderstood?

Muslim Terrorists Caught Crossing US Border

Was this ever on the mainstream news? It is very troubling.

8-foot crocodile spends the night under a lucky guy’s bed

Have you checked under your bed lately? Darn it! I hate it when I find crocodiles hiding under there!

Bill Donohue: Celibacy a ‘Man-Made’ Rule in Catholic Church

Could does not mean it will. People are making too much of too little or nothing. Really, there is no hint whatsoever of any change in Church discipline regarding mandatory celibacy.

Daniel Craig Napolitano, Rest in Peace

My old classmate from college seminary died: Danny Napolitano. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Danny.

Deadly brain amoeba infects US tap water for the first time

Hum, and they said the Scotch would kill me… only kidding, I don’t drink… should I start?

Sag Harbor grandmother: I’m LI’s first female priest

A point missed in this scandal is that she received a degree from an approved seminary. Did they know her intentions? Should the laity (not seminarians) receive training from seminaries… particularly if they will use such an academic pedigree to lend credence to rebellion, mortal sin and excommunication?

Scott Mackintosh, Utah Dad, Wears Short Shorts To Teach His Daughter A Lesson

A brave man who loves his daughter… unwilling to shame her, he shamed himself to get the message across.