Caitlin O’Rourke on Little Girls

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Guest blogger Caitlin O’Rourke is a member of St Bridget’s, Church, High Dudgeon, New Jersey. Caitlin is ten years old. See what you probably didn’t know is that my middle name is Agnes but I don’t tell anybody because I don’t like it very much because Granny had a friend she used to take me [Read More...]

Caitlin O’Rourke on Evangelizing

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Guest blogger Caitlin O’Rourke is a member of St Bridget’s, Church, High Dudgeon, New Jersey. Caitlin is ten years old. These two people came to the door on Saturday when Daddy was putting up some shelves and he looked out the window and hit his thumb with a hammer and said a bad word which [Read More...]

Caitlin O’Rourke on the Infant of Prague

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Guest blogger Caitlin O’Rourke is a member of St Bridget’s, Church, High Dudgeon, New Jersey. Caitlin is ten years old. See when Grandma died she had this very old Infant of Prague which she said I could have because she knew I liked it and nobody else wanted it and so after the funeral when [Read More...]

From the Archives

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For some reason, since I’ve moved this blog over to Patheos my alter egos seem to have left me. I don’t know why but Caitlin O’Rourke, Duane Mandible, Mrs Brady, Todd Unctuous and Mantilla the Hon–even the Vicar don’t seem to be haunting my imagination any longer. Alas! What are we to do? Is it [Read More...]

Should We Have Girl Altar Servers?

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We have girl altar servers at our parish of Our Lady of the Rosary. They do a good job. I think there are some good arguments for boys only, but when I came as pastor there were girl altar servers and I sure as heck wasn’t going to fire them. Here’s what we do at [Read More...]

Caitlin O’Rourke on Lent

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Guest blogger Caitlin O’Rourke is a member of St Bridget’s, Church, High Dudgeon, New Jersey. Caitlin is ten years old. Yesterday after school we went to Grandma’s grave in the cemetery after Mass which was for her anniversary and we took flowers and trimmed the grass over her grave and the red tulip I planted [Read More...]


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