I just found out Ray Harryhausen Died

In a civilized world, all the nations of the earth would fly their flags at half-mast for a man who gave so much joy to so many people. God rest his soul and give him eternal joy through Christ our Lord. Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. You made this world a far [Read More...]

I’m old

Annette Funicello, RIP. Eternal light shine upon her, Father, through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. [Read more...]

Rest In Peace, Iron Lady

Maggie Thatcher has died. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. [Read more...]

Chavez Died “In the Bosom of the Church”

According to sources close to him. Such cases tend to be a test for how much we really see the Church as the sacrament of Christ’s mercy and how much we see it as a political entity that exists to confirm us in our loves and hates.  I, for one, am delighted to hear this news [Read More...]

Hugo Chavez, RIP

God grant him mercy through Christ our Lord. By the way, I know that in the precincts of Truly True Faithful Conservative Catholicism[TM] such a prayer marks me out as a damn librul and quite possibly a communist. Actually though, it’s a prayer that takes seriously such damn librul commie ideas as “pray for us [Read More...]

Here’s a Portrait of the Young Man with Down Syndrome…

…who wound up dead at the hands of some cops in Maryland. God have mercy on them and God rest this sweet soul. [Read more...]

Kevin O’Brien Pays Tribute…

…to the late Deacon Bill Steltemeier. God rest his soul through our Lord  Jesus Christ. [Read more...]

Deacon Bill Steltemeier, RIP

I’m sorry to hear it.  I met him on a number of occasions when I was down at EWTN.  A courtly Southern gentlemen, a lover of the Faith of our Lord, and a fierce defender of Mother Angelica whom he supported like a good knight in arms.  May God grant him eternal light and rest [Read More...]

On the Fourth Anniversary of His Death

I offer this inadequate memorial to the great Fr. Tom Kraft, OP, who did the most heroic thing I have ever witnessed. God rest his soul. Fr. Tom, pray for us and we will pray for you. Father, remember your servant and son, Fr. Tom Kraft, who joined his sacrifice to Jesus by your grace [Read More...]

Mike Flynn Writes a Beautiful, Heartbreaking Tribute

…to his friend Danny Hommer and all boys everywhere. The loveliest thing I have read since the last beautiful, heart-breaking thing Mike Flynn wrote. Condolences to him–and to the human race–on this loss. May we all meet merrily in the Resurrection amid laughter and old stories with new hills to climb and adventures that will [Read More...]

Faces of the Children

… are now being published. If you are wondering whether I will be posting them, the answer is no. Why? Because I just can’t stand it. That’s all. That’s why. It is unendurable. The whole God-damned thing is unendurable. And please don’t complain about the “profanity”. It is not profanity. It is the exactly precise, [Read More...]

Dave Brubeck, RIP

A great musician and a Catholic convert. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. “Take Five” from the seminal album, “Time Out” is written in 5/4. “Time Out” was a significant album because it was the [Read More...]


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