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...]

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...]


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...]

As Promised…

Here's the video I made about the March For Life/Youth Rally. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Do Something Crazy

Wear a hairshirt. Get a backpack full of rocks and run to your church. Organize a Eucharistic procession through the streets of your town. Build a massive bonfire in honor of an obscure saint you found on the Internet in your backyard. Because I don't know if you've noticed, but this world has gotten boring, and could use some Catholics violently expressing their faith.For example, check out this story that I posted on facebook awhile back. What coolness. That judge was on to something. We … [Read more...]

Pro Freaking Life

"When the revolution happens you won't read about it in the newspapers." It is a sad state of affairs, when battles fierce and important are politicized into meaningless drivel. The best way to ruin a good fight is to let the media lock it into a stalemate, and to publicize the whole situation as a social phenomena - an example of differing views. From the level of discussion the media grants the abortion debate, you'd think we were arguing over a tax break. The revolution is … [Read more...]

Nothing Worth Sharing More…

I'm not usually big on sharing spiritual experiences, but I figure I should follow my own advice as explained in the Joyful Mysteries post, and let you guys know about something beautiful.I was on a retreat last weekend, and it was fantastic. My friends and I were leaders, goodness knows why, instructed to bring kids closer to God. Part of the retreat was handing out spiritually affirming letters written by our parents, friends and leaders. Basically, it was a time to recognize the … [Read more...]

Why I Am Catholic!

Frank Weathers, from the ever brilliant and ever holy blog Why I Am Catholic, was brave enough to let me guest post about why I personally am Catholic. I am immensely grateful to him.go HERE if thou pleaseth.Or stay right here and check out the newest SprayMarian installment, that highly noble institution.Whatever you do, know that your Lord loves you, that the whole Church is behind you, that our Mother is interceding for you, and that nothing but eternal joy awaits the followers of … [Read more...]

More News From the Fast Food Front

So in case you missed it, I work in a violently religious fast food setting. To keep you updated, and happy, I bring to you the following absolutely real excerpts. You saw them here first, bad Catholics.My Korean friend: (behind me, making food) "So what about babies that die before being baptized, do they go to hell?"Me: (washing dishes) "No, because they are innocent and God is merciful."Her: "I agree."Me: "Same with adults."Her: "What?"Me: "You know, if an adult is innocent and has never been … [Read more...]