Update and observation

First, thanks to everyone for the thoughts, prayers, and emails.  My Mom is doing better.  They found a laundry list of issues, not the least of which was internal bleeding – probably resulting from a fall.  They had checked her when she fell, but missed that.  Also she had dangerously low Thyroid levels.  Also missed. [Read More…]

I see Med people

Because I’ve been at the hospital for the last day, and will likely be there for the next few days.  They’re running tests on my Mom after we found her unresponsive yesterday morning.  It looks to be internal bleeding resulting from a fall last week.   They missed it when it happened, and now hoping [Read More…]

In honor of the March for Science

An observation about Climate Change from the wonderful Two Catholic Men and a Blog.  For a march dedicated to the importance of “Science”, it seemed a lot like a political rally to me. Nonetheless, good faith call.  For those who really were about the science, which means being open and not resting on silly notions like [Read More…]

Making killing sexy again

Killing, like slavery, is ever in the bloodstream of fallen man.  In a flawed, sin inclined world, you can bet your bottom dollar that people will find ways to kill, and if that doesn’t work, enslave.   There’s also that other strange trend, noticed by the Founding Fathers and admitted to since the ancient biblical [Read More…]

Have a Happy Easter

A blessed Pascha, and a wonderful Eastertide.   Vacation has cometh, and we will be out and about, far away from my Patheos page.  I appreciate everyone who visits and throws their three cents in.  It’s usually me who ends up the better for it. For my fellow Christians who stop by: Rejoice in the [Read More…]

He is Risen!!

‘Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.  So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have [Read More…]

Not a day off

In the Christian calendar.  Following the timeline, this is when Jesus’ followers scattered, believing their master dead.  Hiding from the authorities, figuring they just threw months of their life out the window; dejected, they were not going on with life as normal. But then, neither was God.  In the Christian multiverse, we agree that there is [Read More…]

A reflection on the Ten Commandments

Courtesy of Cecil B. DeMille.  From a little piece I jotted down a few years ago. It’s that time of year again.  You can still catch in on ABC, I think beginning at 7:00 PM.  I remember watching it on TV every year.  Even as a kid I thought it was a pretty awesome story.  Something [Read More…]

Behold the man!

A Good Friday reminder.   It’s easy to shout Hosanna to the Son of David when the crowd is with you.  Who will stand up and shout for Jesus when the crowd turns to Barabbas?  That’s the big question. ‘As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and [Read More…]

Holy Thursday

Is examined over at the American Catholic in the context of St. Justin Martyr and the historical roots of our Faith.  Quite an interesting take on things.  The rich paper trail of the Christian Faith alone could keep a person busy through ten lifetimes. Justin Martyr also ranks high among those who look at their Evangelical [Read More…]