Rigid vs Squishy

The opposites of “rigid” are more unflattering than rigidity: lenient indulgent broken compromising easy imprecise indefinite inexact irresolute unfixed unreliable accommodating liberal permissive resigned soft-hearted And that’s the problem with name-calling. When we impose a derogatory label on someone, we invite scrutiny upon ourselves. We label ourselves as the opposite of the names we impose on others. Some of us are better at name-calling, or “labelling,” than others. Donald Trump does a lot of labeling.
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All (political) Problems Are Demonic in Nature

A friend commented on a recent blog of mine that he misses my political analysis. So I need to make this clear: my political analysis is that all problems in the world are demonic in nature. I’ll write that again so no one’s confused: all problems, including all political problems, are demonic. Stop inviting Satan and the demons out of the abyss God made for them, and problems go away.
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How to Be Unpopular

I’ve always wanted to write a book called How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. But nobody reads autobiographies anymore. So I’ll tell you how to be unpopular, instead. Being unpopular is pretty easy. And it’s hard, too. It’s easy because there’s only one rule, which we’ll get to in a moment. It’s hard for two reasons: beforehand, it’s scary to think about following the rule. Afterwards, it’s lonely and painful to have followed the rule.
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We Need Prayers

Please spread the word. Tweet this. Post to Facebook. If you’re Catholic, please forward to your parish office and ask for a blurb in the Sunday bulletin. Our nation, the Catcholic Church, and the whole world needs prayer. Why? Just read this post. St. Padre Pio’s respond to problems was, “Bring me my weapon!” His weapon was his Holy Rosary. He prayed the Rosary to combat sin and evil. And it worked!
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Last Post From Hennessy's View

Cross-posted to stlouisteaparty.com Ten years of syndicating my blog Hennessy’s View on stlouisteaparty.com comes to an end with this post. If you’d like to continue receiving emails when I write, please subscribe to Hennessy’s View daily updates. Readers of the Tea Party site have noticed that I rarely write about politics any longer. They’re right. I don’t. They’ve asked me to stop posting my Catholic faith blogs to the Tea Party site.
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Rosary Coast-to-Coast Gateway Arch October 13

Join THOUSANDS of faithful Catholics just like you October 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Pray for America and the Church. PLAN 2:30 PM: Opening prayers and sermons. 3:00 PM: The Glorious Mysteries 3:30 PM: Benediction and dismissal Now, read why we’re doing this, via Rosary Coast-to-Coast: Awesome Video Awesome Narrative In 2018 over 1,200 Rosary Rallies across the U.S. and over 50 participating countries!
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At Whom Is Bishop Barron Angry?

I was gladdened to see Bishop Robert Barron’s tweets of anger about the Pew survey. Watch the attached video. (You will also be happy to hear the Pew survey didn’t shock the bishop.) I wish, though, his excellency had addressed the real cause of Catholics losing their faith: the ugly and sacrilegious farce that is the Novus Ordo (or Ordinary Form) Mass. Here’s Bishop Barron’s initial tweet. I urge you to watch the video attached.
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St Lawrence of Rome

St. Lawrence of Rome is the patron saint of comedians. I had no idea there was one. But there is, and it’s St. Lawrence. He earned that designation for his obstinate and comedic refusal to deny Christ, even to his death. From The Catholic Company: He was appointed by Pope St. Sixtus II as archdeacon over the seven deacons of Rome, and held the sacred duty of tending to the Church’s wealth and distributing alms to the poor.
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Don't Trust Father Don Draper

This was one of my favorite episodes of Mad Men. The post-Vatican II Church epitomizes Don Draper’s very accurate definition of advertising. “Whatever you’re doing … it’s okay. You’re okay.” I’m Not Okay; You’re Not Okay It’s likely yesterday’s screed offended some people. Let me tell you where it came from. A Pew survey found that most Catholics don’t believe things they are required to believe. Yes, being Catholic is hard.
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At Least They Go

“Well,” said the priest, “at least they go.” By “go,” he was referring to Mass. By “they,” he meant the people who dress like tramps, talk and laugh through Mass, and know nothing about the Church’s teachings. People who are pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, and pro-women priests. “At least they go.” Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi The law of prayer is the law of belief. “At least they go” would be a legit argument IF what they “went to” left no doubt about what they were participating in.
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