I spoke to William Fay of the Pope John XXIII Seminary which is specifically for men ages 30-60. A late vocation can be a very interesting one (the priest who married me for example was once a Viking Helmet wearing member of a biker gang who my dad used to throw out of his bar). … Continue reading Voices of CMC 2019 William Fay Pope John XXIII Seminary
8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!! Benjamin Franklin Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress 1745 (the reasons for choosing an older mistress) Last week at church I noticed a family two rows ahead of me. A pregnant looking mom was managing a group of five children aged about 3-13 with the help … Continue reading The Long answer to Stacy McCain’s Question about Coral Lytle
While the Easter Vigil of Holy Saturday is the biggest mass of the year Good Friday is the most solemn day in the Christian Calendar, it is when it comes down to it not just the Reason for the Season of Lent, but it's the reason for everything, but because it is so solemn we … Continue reading Easter Triduum Reflections Good Friday, Picking up your Check
I’ve written before about Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, the very hard rocking trio of sisters who make the Sunshine State sizzle with searing hot muscular metal and lyrics that tackle real life issues head on, guided by hearts and minds dedicated to serving Christ. They have a new six-song EP out titled Oh, The Horror, … Continue reading Gold Frankincense and Myrrh’s “Oh The Horror” is anything but
This one scientific fallacy was used to condemn 42 million unborn children to death worldwide just last year. Every time I watch a science program about the possibility that life exists on some other planet or moon in this solar system I take careful note of how the scientists in that program define the type … Continue reading The claim that the unborn are not alive is one of the deadliest scientific fallacies
Slept late after a day off for my Colonoscopy (Two big thumbs which given my age, family history and results from previous visits a very pleasant surprise) and woke up too late to see the Barr press conference live but caught a replay on youtube. I listened to the questions asked of him and read … Continue reading The MSM’S “Why do you suck Mr Barr?” meme sounds oddly familiar
The next three days compose the shortest season of the Church's calendar where we celebrate the Last Supper and the creation of the Eucharist. At that Last Supper the Apostle John notes that Jesus gave a very long discourse, in fact so long the gospel readings for the entire Easter season will consist of the … Continue reading Triduum Reflections Holy Thursday: Prepwork
I talked to Fr Jeffrey Mickler of the Society of St. Paul at the 2019 Catholic Men's Conference at Assumption College Worcester MA Because it is my intention to use the audio in my radio show I recorded the interview in two parts to use it over two shows. Here is the rest. This is … Continue reading Voices of CMC 2019 Fr. Jeffrey Mickler of the Society of St. Paul
There were a lot of things said on twitter Monday concerning Notre Dame, the most profound came from James Lileks No one who ever stood before it or within its walls thought he would outlive it.— James Lileks (@Lileks) April 15, 2019 Those words are not only memorable and true but you would be hard … Continue reading Notre Dame and Unpleasant Realities
Today is the actual end of the Church's Lenten Season one of the longest seasons of the Church year to be followed by the Easter Triduum, the shortest season (three days). Many catholic's like myself traditionally keep up their Lenten sacrifices till Easter thus you will see three more "Lenten Reflections" pieces (titled Triduum reflections) … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Seventh Wednesday of Lent, Holding our Ground
by baldilocks Shooting blanks as usual; hitting the average Californian. The state has outlawed or restricted single-use plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, and plastic cutlery. Future targets: plastic detergent bottles, unattached caps on plastic bottles, and polystyrene containers (typically used to hold restaurant takeout orders), which more than 100 California cities have already banned. Some … Continue reading California’s War on Plastic
Is Julian Assange a journalist, a whistleblower, or a thief? Before being implicated in the acquisition and release of the Hillary Clinton campaign’s emails in 2016, Assange and WikiLeaks published diplomatic cables and video footages of an airstrike that killed two Reuters photographers, provided by Chelsea Manning. WikiLeaks describes itself as a “media organization” that … Continue reading Assange: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?
Yesterday we talked about how Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are ordinary days in terms of what goes on with the Church in Holy Week that Jesus' acts during those days were significant, but there is another aspect of this that's worth mentioning as Lent nears its end. The fact that these last days of lent … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary
I spoke to Catholic apologist Trent Horn at the 2019 Catholic men's conference at Assumption College in Worcester MA One can't stress enough the importance of lay apologists to the church, particularly these days.
At this point I have no idea how this fire started, we don't know if anyone was hurt but given that it started on the roof odds are people who were inside got out and those waiting to get in were able to reach safety. I hope this is the case. It's true that the … Continue reading Notre Dame Burns