Authority and The Essentials – “Big T, Little t”

By Vickie Armstrong On Sunday’s episode of Vericast I called in talking about the big T and little t of tradition. When I was being...

Anti-Catholicism is a War Against Truth

Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic nominee to the federal circuit court, was grilled about her Catholic faith by U.S. Senators last Wednesday at her...

The Holy Spirit Factor

By Vickie Armstrong This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him,...

Contortion of Human Sexuality

The secular mind has contorted the beauty, dignity, and complexity of human sexuality. It's turned it into something ugly and self-serving. Particularly when held against the richness of Catholic teaching on sex/sexuality, which often goes unspoken, or ill-represented in the world. But not here!...

Brother To Brother

By Vickie Armstrong Our Holy Father sends a greeting to a conference of Pentecostals and, of course, the blogosphere lights up, analyzing and opining about...

Did Jesus Exist?

There's a new lie going around, told by anti-Catholic lunatics far and wide. It's the assertion that Jesus Christ never existed! Forget about his divinity...now he just never existed at all. Here's some evidence to the contrary!...

Satan’s Slight of Hand

Satan, the enemy, demonstrates an exceptional expertise at misdirection. He is an accomplished slight of hand guy. He will point to something and accuse it of some things that very well may be true. He won’t be using it to tell the truth. He will be using it to draw focus away from what he is actually doing. Don’t look at me and what I am doing, look over here. And that is how you fall for the trick, by following the slight of hand and misdirection.

Turning the Tide – Upholding the Staff

When Moses lowered his hands the tide of battle turned in favor of the enemy. Often it feels like we are on the battlefield battling our little hearts out and that the enemy is having the better of the fight....

Freemasonry: Enemy or Boogieman?

Some in the audience were mentioning, or asking about organizations bent on evil intentions. The illuminati and Freemasonry are two examples. Freemasonry in particular is a hot-button topic for Catholics. More and more whenever evil abounds or something smells of conspiracy, it's often wondered whether Freemasonry is involved, if this is the evil doing of secret Freemasons, or if someone involved is in league with Freemasons. Some Marian apparitions have pointed out that Freemasonry will be the ally of the devil in the coming battle between good and evil. So what do we think?

Condoms Don’t Fix Suffering

The culture has gotten so caught up in the lie that condoms can alleviate human suffering that the proponents of the condom-lie don't even realize the flawed logic of their own arguments. You don't cure cancer with a bandaid!