Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bishop Olmsted Urges All Catholics to Oppose Rule

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has become one of the first Roman Catholic bishops in the nation to openly defy the Obama administration over new rules forcing employers to include access to contraceptives and sterilization procedures in health-insurance coverage.Although … Continue reading

Posted in Contraception, Obama, Olmsted | 1 Comment

Free Exercise of Religion

“Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn’t happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill … Continue reading

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Papal Authority

In a recent discussion which began at BeggarsAll – Mr. John Lollard responded to some of what I said.  His response to me was not really the topic of that discussion so I am responding here under the subject title … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, John Lollard, papacy | 5 Comments


What, exactly, is Transubstantiation?  If you break down the word it is not too difficult.  The first part, “trans” means “change” and the next part “substantiation” comes from the word “substance” and the “tion” part indicates it is an act … Continue reading

Posted in Defined, Eucharist, Transubstantiation | 2 Comments

The Empire Barks Back

A hopefully not-so feeble attempt at humor for James Swan… The CathApol Blog is a portal to the forums hosted by A.C.T.S. the American Catholic Truth Society.

Posted in Empire, James Swan | 3 Comments

God Changed His Mind?

In many confrontations with Calvinists they will argue the “Sovereignty of God” and that God does not “make up His mind” based on the actions of men – arguing that this would put the Will of God “hostage” to the … Continue reading

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Faithful Catholics May Disagree

To which extent may faithful Catholics disagree with each other – or even disagree with a sitting or past pope?  This post is in response to one which began over on BeggarsAll. A blogger who goes by the name of Constantine said… … Continue reading

Posted in catholic, James Swan, Matthew Bellisario | 12 Comments