How Not To Reach Kids

As a teenager often evangelized to, I would like to point out some mistakes people make in regards to 'selling' Catholicism. The first is that it needs to be sold.The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cPope's Baseball Cap & CatholicTVwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video ArchiveIt doesn't work. And anyways, it's a stupid thought that drives a lot of youth ministry; that "we … [Read more...]

Rebelling Against Entropy

...would also be a good name for an album.It's tough to be bored and truly Catholic. Sometimes I wish it were otherwise, that my religion would gently tell me, "sit back, relax, God is an infinite, unreachable energy that pervades the universe as the whole of our collective consciousnesses." That would be easy. I could turn up some Jack Johnson, smoke a morally subjective joint and take a nap with that world view. But my religion - may it live long and prosper - demands that I listen to … [Read more...]

The Insanity of Matrimony

Happy St. Valentine's Day people! Hope you've got a incredibly good-looking babe for a girlfriend or boyfriend or husband or wife!!!!!Ahem. Moving on...Perhaps the most potent fuel thrown on our ever-increasing and nationally-embarrassing divorce rate is the over-thinking of marriage. We think of it as such a commitment that we forget it is only a commitment because it is an adventure, and there is nothing more difficult to walk away from than an adventure. We hold it to be such a sacrament … [Read more...]

All Praise To God the Forgetful

There's a great story about St. Margaret Mary Alacoque who, when she first started recieving visions of our Lord Jesus, did the very sensible Catholic thing and consulted her confessor about them. The confessor - a private-revelation-is-stupid kind of man - assumed that the visions were from the devil. He gave her a series of questions to ask Him, in order to prove He was who He said He was. The vision answered all the questions truthfully, but the confessor was not convinced. He told St. … [Read more...]

Selling the Vatican

I had a conversation with someone who could only be fairly described as a prodigy of Michael Moore, and it went as follows.Him: "America needs strong leadership because capitalism is so disorganized."I: (not taking his oh-so-clever talking points seriously) "We should sell America to The Vatican then, they're good at organizing."Him: (angrily) "The Vatican should sell all it's gold to feed starving people in Africa."I: (noting with interest how the mere mention of the Catholic Church in … [Read more...]

Peace, Love AND A SWORD.

Happy Sabbath! Peace be with you!Christ - that crazy rabbi - was all about peace. Hear him preach to the masses: "Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you…" But how - one might ask - can such messages possibly be reconciled with that powerful statement worthy of being tattooed across every Irish Catholic's chest: "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." … [Read more...]

God Unlimited

Our God is a fantastic fellow.We try to limit Him, we really do. Just looking over my own posts I read myself vaguely attempting to tame God into an understandable being - "He will do this, He always does this", etc. - when the tremendous truth is that God is wild and free to do whatever he wants, a hurricane of love not subject to our pitiful analysis. How often do we forget this? To my Thomists, who spend their time so well in breaking down our knowledge into basic principles, in understanding … [Read more...]

LMAO

We are funny. Before I explain why, I wanted to share a facebook message thread between myself and some friends who were preparing for our Antioch retreat.Marc Barnes January 13 at 4:39pmSo I was thinking that it would be muchos fantastic if everyone could pray perhaps a rosary tonight at around 930 o clock for the kids coming to Antioch. We will join in spiritual communion.But, Heaven is outside of time, so if you can't, no worries. May God make us humble of heart and earnest in … [Read more...]

Overpopulationists Are Stupider

My topic today rests on the rather alarming fact that certain people are quite stupid. (Not that there is no hope for redemption; I pray often for the destupidification of all mankind)   But in a better way, it rests on the irony that the proponents of population control seem to be the least likely to volunteer and die for the good of mankind. This is a thing to be lamented, not because their deaths would – in any great way – affect global populations, but because the death of all the p … [Read more...]

(Modern) Feminists Are Stupid

So there I was, sipping on Nyquil, when it was brought to my attention that the video I made had approximately a bajillion views, which written in numbers looks something like 3,330, give or take a few zeros. So I said to myself, "Self. This might mean a few thousand/million newcomers to your blog!" to which my self responded, "Hey! Brilliant deduction, big guy!" So I figured, goodness, what better way to welcome such lost and frightened individuals then to offend a large group of people! … [Read more...]


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