Category Archives: Hope

Can’t Look Up without Being Down

Hello All; it’s been awhile since we’ve posted here; but life just got in front of us here and we’ve had to take care of our business and our blog here experienced an unplanned vacation.  We’ll make an honest effort … Continue reading

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Why Catholic? Here’s a Start!

Thanks to Teresa Rita for her lovely post over at “Zeal for Your House Consumes Me: Why Be Catholic?” by Fr. Richard Tomasek S.J. There, she’ grieves over the very recent passing of Fr. Richard, (may he be received by … Continue reading

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Catholic Faith & Judging Clergy

Dr. William Oddie of the Catholic Herald in the UK, in response to a National Review article by George Weigel on the current clerical woes in Ireland responded today with a remarkably effective statement that we American Catholics need to … Continue reading

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Mixed Emotions: Chaput moving to Philly

It is with mixed emotions and a bit of a heavy heart that our bishop is being re-assigned to Philadelphia.  His Excellency Charles Chaput has been our bishop now for 14 years, and we’ve had the good fortune to meet … Continue reading

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Universal Prayer: Oratio Universalis

Having first heard Ecclesiastical Latin during an Italian pilgrimage some years ago, it’s become a pleasure to learn prayers in the official language of the Church.  This wonderful prayer, with its Latin, is one of our favorites, bringing comfort to … Continue reading

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Why I am a Catholic: Chesterton for Today

As a convert to the Faith since 1985, Cowboy Papist is asked on occasion what compelled our decision to convert.  I found these G.K. Chesterton excerpts  from his “Why I am a Catholic” essay to be rather fitting to the … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Homosexuality

In an article written on, John Henry Weston writes about the need for our bishops to love us enough to actively and vociferously warn of the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexuality.   He summarizes with a remarkably pertinent quote … Continue reading

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