About Katrina Fernandez

Mackerel Snapping Papist

Midnight Mass. NO!

midnight mass

... I am just gonna go ahead and say this, but I was actually kind of glad my son was getting over the flu and still feeling too icky to go to midnight mass this Christmas. I got to bed last night at a respectable 11:45 pm on Christmas Eve for the first time in a decade. Typically I don't make it to bed before 3:00 am.I know midnight mass is a long standing and lovely tradition of the Church that all good and pious Catholics manage to adore. Good and pious Catholics being key.This … [Read more...]

A Gentle Reminder…


... Now is the time of year where I gently remind everyone that just because my nickname is "Kat" doesn't mean I actually like cats. For your physical safety please refrain from buying or sending me anything feline related.That is all. … [Read more...]

The Stages of A Praying Single Person…


... Single people are bombarded with advice on how to fix their situation constantly. This advice is always given in stages. When one fails we're encouraged to move on to the next. Below are the stages of prayer advice, in order, that we most often hear.1) Novenas.Someone always has a story to tell you about the time they prayed this novena or that and implored the intercession of a saint and then BAM, they meet their future spouse the very next day. Like Bigfoot sightings, I … [Read more...]

When prayer seems pointless…


The most frustrating thing I find about praying is it's lack of immediate results. Or rather, what I perceive as a lack of results. I've gotten so accustomed to instantaneous feedback that when I don't see the fruits of prayer right away I become frustrated.Then there is praying for your enemies.In most cases "enemies" are just your typical run of the mill jerk faces one encounters on any given day. They are the difficult people we are forced to interact with and who we'd rather … [Read more...]

Sweet Baby Cheeses…


... A truly craptastic, yet utterly creative, nativity scene. … [Read more...]

Santa Claus versus St. Nick…


... Every now and again I hear someone refer to Santa Claus as St. Nick.Santa and St. Nick are two very different individuals. Here, let me help you distinguish between the two.St. Nick aka St. Nicholas of Myra1) An actual real live person 2) Celebrated and recognized saint in Catholicism and Orthodoxy 3) Known for kicking ass and taking names4) Actually gave to the poor 5) Imprisoned for his faithSanta Claus1) Totally fictional character of dubious pagan … [Read more...]

A Coke and a Smile…


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Cthulhu Nativity…

cthulhu nativity

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Craptastic Nativity Scenes…


... One for every day in December. Because I am a giver.For anyone who has every played with their nativity sets,I give you this Doctor Who Nativity.Glorious. … [Read more...]