Feeding Body and Brain

I’m adding two new blogs to the blogroll and wanted to introduce them to you.

First up, feed the body…I’m seriously thinking about making this Pasta Prima Vera recipe for tomorrow, even if it will kill me.

Reader Dick T. introduced me to the Pioneer Woman and I curse him for it, even as I laugh. But really – she does wonderful recipes, often with step-by-step illustrations, and she’s a riot to read, as well. Reading her is like reading Rachel Lucas, if Rachel could cook.

When you’re done with the Pioneer Woman, you can waddle back to your screen and read up on your history at McNamara’s Blog. The fellow (I’ve met him, he’s an Irish me-darling sweetie) is a PhD, historian, author and archivist, and he always has some little gem of a Catholic tidbit. More importantly, his study gives him useful perspective on things. Given that we are (I am more convinced, daily) entering into an era of real church-persecution, whereby not just Catholics, but all Christians who identify outside of the PC mainstream, will find themselves treated badly, the historical references are both timely and inspiring.

I had a lot I wanted to write on, today, but you know…the world is going nuts, and very quickly, and sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. So, go make some pasta, go read some blogs. Tomorrow, we raise our swords anew.

Another brain-feeder: Richard John Neuhaus on Catholicism, Ecumenism, Primacy. You’ll want to read it, Christians. We’ll either hang together or we’ll hang separately.

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  • dick

    Da Nada. I am just returning the favor for your bringing up the Monastery with their fruit cakes and fudge.

    Besides I am finding your website fascinating. I am not a Catholic nor was I brought up around a lot of them so I know a little about it but not much. Your website is a real education to me.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    Given that we are (I am more convinced, daily) entering into an era of real church-persecution, whereby not just Catholics, but all Christians who identify outside of the PC mainstream, will find themselves treated badly

    None of us should be surprised if that happens. After all, Obama is going after a lot of others, stoking the fires of class conflict and resentment, even those who voted for Obama, thinking that he was their friend, such as the Ivy League elites who populate Wall Street and most major corporations. More and more it looks like Obama thinks that he is Hugo Chavez or Robert Mugabe.

    Have you seen the latest proposal in Obama’s power grab and demonization project? Of course it is to regulate executive pay at many more companies, not only those taking bailout funds. And if the companies do not want to go along? Well, then the government will simply seize them:

    A central aspect of the plan, which has already been announced by the administration, would give the government greater authority to take over and resolve problems at large, troubled companies that are not now regulated by Washington, like insurance companies and hedge funds.

    That proposal would, for instance, make it easier for the government to cancel bonus contracts like those given to executives at the American International Group, which have stoked a political furor. Under the proposal, the Treasury secretary would have the authority to seize and wind down a struggling institution after consulting with the president and upon the recommendation of two-thirds of the Federal Reserve board.

    And don’t think that they will stop at executive pay, or that they will stop at government seizure of financial institutions. Catholic hospitals do not want to provide contraceptives, IVF, and abortions? Catholic hospitals would rather close than be involved with these things? Fine, the government will simply seize them.

    Make no mistake, there are a lot of people on the Obama Enemies List.

    [Yes. The coup I wrote about in '05 or '06, whenever that was, has occured, and almost no one seems to have noticed. We're in terrible trouble. -admin]

  • http://www.therextras.com Barbara

    Goodness! I opened comments to talk about PW and Bender and your insert have given me on of my daily scares.

    *shaking off fear to focus back on PW*

    -who I have been reading for several months now. Did you see she just won a Bloggie (award)?

    I read all but the photography page regularly. Well worth the time.

    Going to pray.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    Sorry Barbara. Maybe this will help. However bad it might get, we will be OK if we have God because “God is the future” and we will be OK because we have the power of the Holy Spirit.

    As Pope Benedict said yesterday (3/21/09) to young people in Angola, which itself has known much hardship in the recent past –

    Yes, my friends! God makes all the difference — and more! God changes us; he makes us new! . . . [Jesus] carefully holds the future, allowing us to catch a glimpse of the most beautiful dawn we will ever see: the dawn that radiates from Him, the dawn of the Resurrection.

    God is the future of a new humanity, which is anticipated in His Church. When you have a chance, take time to read the Church’s history. You will find that the Church does not grow old with the passing of the years. Rather, she grows younger, for she is journeying towards her Lord, day by day drawing nearer to the one true fountain overflowing with youthfulness, rebirth, the power of life. Dear young people, the future is God. . . .

    The dominant societal culture is not helping you to live by Jesus’ word or to practice the self-giving to which He calls you in accordance with the Father’s plan. Yet, dear friends, you have the power within you . . . There is no doubt about it: life is worthwhile only if you take courage and are ready for adventure, if you trust in the Lord who will never abandon you. Young people of Angola, unleash the power of the Holy Spirit within you, the power from on high! Trusting in this power, like Jesus, risk taking a leap and making a definitive decision. Give life a chance!

    In this way, islands, oases and great stretches of Christian culture will spring up in your midst, and bring to light that “holy city coming down out of Heaven, from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband”. This is the life worthy of being lived, and I commend it to you from my heart.

    So, even though storm clouds are looming on the horizon, we should fear not. We will not be abandoned.

  • Susan K.

    My daughter turned me on to Ree’s Pioneer Woman blog over a year ago. She is such a humorous writer….and a breath of normal. After the sermon this morning on David and Goliath, we need Davids, lots of them, with trust in His power. We also need Esthers. I pray always.