Catholic Techie Interview

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Sarah Reinhard at CatholicMom.com has run out of interesting Catholic Techies to interview, so she let me rattle on like a pompous ass for a couple hundreds words. Here’s a bit of it: For me, the new evangelization has two parts. As a Catechist, I know that I’m essentially now in mission territory, with only [Read More...]

I Can’t Write Cursive…

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… and apparently that makes me some kinda idjit. Here’s all I have to say about that: UPDATE: I should clarify that the comments weren’t directed at me personally, but on various conversations I’ve seen more than one person say it is not possible to consider yourself literate unless you master cursive. I don’t disagree [Read More...]

A Very Short Post on the Seriously Important News of the Day

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Black Sabbath lands at #1 on the Billboard chart for the first time in their career. Let me just say: OZZZZZY! Dial up 13 on your music streaming service of choice. It’s a great album. Classic Sabbath. And don’t get all weird about the first single, “God is Dead?” Note the question mark, and remember that [Read More...]

Happy Bloggy News

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The wonderful Simcha Ficher has moved to Patheos because she knows we get all the best money and glory and trolls here. You can find here her, and she even retained her Willendorf Venus-in-a-lounge-chair header image, guaranteed to freak out 98% of the readers of Spirit Daily on sight! SCORE! My first dose of Simcha [Read More...]

A Quick Reply to Dr. Peters About the Scouts

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My thanks to Ed Peters for the link and comment to my post about the Boy Scouts lifting the ban on openly gay scouts. Dr. Peters had this to say about what I wrote: Update, 29 May 2013: But for one sentence, I basically agree with Tom McDonald’s take on the Boy Scout matter. The one [Read More...]

A Small Gift For You Today

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We live in uncertain times. It can be difficult to know what’s true and false. Doubt reigns over so much that we hear and read and even experience. Thus, my gift to you today is the gift of certainty. It will be at least one thing you read today that you will know is true [Read More...]

Prayers for Lawrence Charles McClarey

The son of American Catholic’s Donald McClarey passed away overnight. Please keep him in your prayers. My beloved son, Lawrence Charles McClarey, passed away of a seizure last night.  I found him this morning at 6:15 AM when I attempted to rouse him for the “Daddy Readings” that he and I had done daily since [Read More...]

#FitchtheHomeless: “Does he think this is a zoo?”

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My post on the “Fitch the Homeless” video got a lot of shares and more than the usual amount of comments, most of them disagreeing with me, and a fair number of them calling me bad names in unprintable language. I don’t really have much to add, but one commenter who works with the homeless [Read More...]


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