About Katrina Fernandez

Mackerel Snapping Papist

The Math of Weight Loss…


... I know I promised not to turn this into a diet blog, but it just so happened this week I'd been too busy to sit down and write anything else. So you get two diet posts in a row following last week's theme.Things I've Learned- What the difference between being satisfied, full, and stuffed feels like. - That one pound of weight lost relieves 4 pounds of pressure off the knees. - You sleep better after getting exercise and fresh air, even just a little. - Planks are hard. Like … [Read more...]

So far, so good. A diet update …

honey I shrunk the food

... I figured the best way to discuss the "diet" thing on my blog, without becoming overly obsessive on the topic, would be to offer weekly roundups at the end of each week.So lets kick this off with some things I've learned, some inspirational stories, NSV ( non scale victories), and just some general thoughts on body issues and eating disorders.Things I've Learned- There are more different types of diets than there are hairs on my head. - People in general are good and want to … [Read more...]

Can’t a girl even walk down the street anymore…

I will use this purse in a threatening manner

... I totally lost my shit today.I was walking to my car after work when I passed a young lady walking her dog - not an uncommon occurrence since my office is in a semi-residential neighborhood with a lot of foot traffic.What was uncommon about this incident was that this particular woman was also being sexually harassed by a man standing on the corner obscenely gesturing and yelling sexually explicit comments directed at her.She kept her head down and walked faster but it looked … [Read more...]

Hey look at me, I’m fat…

seems about right

... This is the post I've been meaning to write for years. It's the post I keep putting off. The post that I've convinced myself is silly, self indulgent self pity. No one cares about your dieting up and downs. I mean really, what woman isn't concerned with their weight and appearance? It's such a stereotypical thing to write about it, why bother?Why bother indeed.Because I need to write about it.I forgot that I originally started writing this blog for me as an interactive … [Read more...]

Mass Dedicated to Single Parents…

... It's a start."At St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Metairie, Deacon Uriel Durr often sees divorced parents walking around as though they had “the letter ‘D’ scrawled on their chests” – a weighty, self-imposed burden that prevented their full participation in parish life.I wish to eliminate this awkwardness, coupled with a desire to tell divorced, separated and never married parents about the many ways the church can offer healing, inspired Deacon Durr to begin a new parish ministry … [Read more...]

I feel so special…

hey its better than nothing

... On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being being the absolute best, how would you rank this blog?Turns out, number 74.Based on algorithms and complicated math formulas, a very non-official ranking system noted that I am number 74 in the top 300 Christian blogs.That's the same thing as legitimate Church authority, right? … [Read more...]

Diocese of TN Presents “Conversations with the Cardinals”…

cappa magna baby

... Looking for something to do this weekend in Knoxville? It's not too late to purchase tickets for Conversations with the Cardinals.Speakers are New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal William Levada, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Bishop Richard Stika.Purchase tickets here. … [Read more...]

The Kids Are Alright…


... You'll have to excuse me for a minute. I am just going to shamelessly brag on my diocese, the Diocese of Charlotte, for a bit.And to think, I sort of fell into this particular diocese by accident. Not knowing anything about Catholicism in the South when I moved here, I consider it a gift of divine providence that I made Charlotte my home.People often talk about the future of the Church and complain about the youths these days, tutting and shaking their heads, but I have to say … [Read more...]

Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly – Berkeley, CA …

Oooooooo Holy now

... I really enjoyed Joseph Susanka's Lenten Music series. I hope he follows it up with an Easter Music Series. The Catholic Church really has so much sensory beauty to enjoy - art, music, architecture etc.Hmm. This gives me the idea to start an Easter series of my own, beginning with yesterday's post, titled "Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly."I keep going back to the 1:55 mark to watch that one guy prance across the frame. It's so magical and fills me with hearty laughter. … [Read more...]