Split Decisions

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First up, thanks for all the support from my sisters and brothers in Invidia Anonymous. My post the other day flipped a light switch and revealed just how capacious and densely populated the Envy Closet is. Once one of us came out, the whole clattering mess followed, like the contents of Fibber McGee's cupboard (a reference only boomers will recognize from their parents' stories of radio days; the rest of you can Google it). Turns out Dean Martin (Google him, too) was only partially right: … [Read more...]

Pointing the Finger

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O God, who raised up Saint John the Baptist to make ready a nation fit for Christ the Lord, give your people, we pray, the grace of spiritual joys and direct the hearts of all the faithful into the way of salvation and peace. ~ Collect for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the BaptistOK, I get that the foam finger is fun. And I can sort of understand the kind of jonesing for F4F swag that some of my Patheos Catholic Channel neighbors have expressed. I've got nothing against … [Read more...]

Breathe, Henny-penny!

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One day Henny-penny was picking up corn in the cornyard when---whack!---something hit her upon the head. "Goodness gracious me!" said Henny-penny. "The sky's a-going to fall; I must go and tell the king." Henny-penny (aka Chicken Little) seems to have seized control of my Facebook news feed lately. From those ubiquitous (and universally bogus) posts warning of dire privacy breaches or other internetual urban legends to news stories that appear to imply The End of the Catholic World as We Know … [Read more...]


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