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Mary: a stumbling block for some

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Robert Banet

To hear you Catholics talk, you’d think Mary was the fourth person of the Trinity.

Oh come on John, I thought you knew me better than that.

All those dead days you have,  all those processions, those prayers and litanies,  all those Hail Mary’s.  Jesus is the […]

Where George Burns went wrong in “Oh God”

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Robert Banet

You sure have an impressive collection, Oscar.

Yes, I really dig old movies.

Do you have “Oh God!”

Yes.  George Burns played God.

And they asked him if Jesus Christ was his Son.  And he said yes.

So far so good.  But then he went wrong.

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Authority came from the Church before there was a Bible

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Robert Banet

Ignatius if Antioch

What are you reading, Ollie?

It’s an ancient writer, Ignatius of Antioch.

Why on earth could that be of interest?

Oh, it’s about the early days of the Church, the problems they had and how they solved them.

Sounds kind of interesting.  What kind […]