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That Awkward Moment When You Realize You’re A Lot Like Javert…

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... Having seen Les Misérables no less than three times I am now ready to write a little something about the movie. Not a review, more like personal reflections, since the movie is a personal experience. First experiencing Les Miserables on Broadway as a little girl poor Éponine broke my heart and Javert terrified me. In the raging teenage years of my youth I felt every pang of unrequited love Éponine had for Marius. I disliked Cosette out of jealousy. The adult Cosette, even now, leaves me with … [Read more...]

Freaky Fine Art Friday…

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... From the Met Museum's website;Rosary, ca. 1500–1525 German Ivory, silver, partially gilded mountsEach bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden on one side, and a skeleton on the other. The terminals, even more graphically, show the head of a deceased man, with half the image eaten away from decay. Such images served as reminders that life is fleeting and that leading a virtuous life as a faithful Christian is key to salvation.Proving yet again t … [Read more...]

“I woke up this morning and the Church was the shizz.” – Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic…

... Marc's right, of course. The HHS mandate, and the *cough cough* "compromise" to the mandate, has only invigorated us to rebel even further. Catholicism is, after all, the punk rock of religions.Marc writes, "...we have been rudely placed in the position of rebellion, and of the advocation of civil disobedience. To those who understand the teachings of the Church, this rebellion is nothing new, it has just been suddenly and fantastically stuck in the public eye. (Thank you, Department of … [Read more...]

tonsure Tuesday…

... The tonsure; the first punk rock haircut symbolizing the renunciation of the world. To learn more about the tonsure, read here.Photo source: NLM, I strongly suggest you follow the link for more exquisite photos. … [Read more...]

com-box recap…

... occasionally a commenter will leave me link or make a remark so profound that doesn't deserve to get lost in a com-box. This prompts me to bring them out into the light of day for all to enjoy. Two such links and a comment I felt were worth sharing. An Irish library's online display of holy cards and Death to the World, An Orthodox punk rock zine. And this comment; "The Catholic Faith unnerves people not because it is morbid per se, but because it is so relentlessly realistic, and deals … [Read more...]

morbid Catholics…

... Catholicism is the punk rock of religions. The Church is fearless in Her embrace of death. We love our relics, cherish our martyrs, talk to the dead and pray for a happy death! I was discussing my upcoming trip to Italy next month with a non-Catholic co-worker. I told her about the possibility of getting tickets for the Scavi Tour and expressed my enthusiasm for seeing the chians that bound St. Peter and Capuchini Bone Chapel, and went on in some length about St. Stephen's hand in Budapest. … [Read more...]

Don’t want your photo to end up as the “before” picture in an online diet ad, don’t post your photo online to begin with…

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... What did I just say about nothing being private on online?So this blogger posts a picture of herself in a bikini and, horror among horrors, her image is taken and used for a dieting advertisement. As the before photo. Yes, it's highly insulting and ego bruising, but I am perplexed by her shock and outrage.Kudos to her for rocking a bikini in public and writing about it to help fat women with body issues. Her heart's in the right place. Not sure where her mind was though. … [Read more...]

You can find everything on the internet…

... I love the internet. Lookit what I found. A Fulflej video. Who?I bought my first bass guitar, a bright blue Fender Squier, from the lead singer. I loved that Fender. More than I loved the boy who taught me how to play it; the shy bassist for a punk band called, of all things, Eucharist. Life is full of ironies.Now, lets just pray those photos of me with a mohawk never surface. … [Read more...]

It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it…

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... I have tremendous respect for our religious. I mean, that lifestyle is not for wussies. Catholicism is punk rock, y'all. I stayed with a community for 2 weeks once and after the second day I was nothing more than a lazy presence floating about their halls, showing up for noon prayers and only reappearing hours later at Vespers. And bored. Lord, was I bored. But not those gals; up at 3:30 am praying and milking cows and doing chores and praying some more. I was exhausted just watching them … [Read more...]


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