Benedicta Chant CD Cures Road Rage…

... Have you purchased or downloaded Benedicta, Marian chant from the monks of Norcia yet? No? What, you don't like church bells and heavenly chant?I love that the CD opens up with the deep resonating peal of church bells, the Catholic call to prayer. That's what Benedicta is, a call to prayer. I listen to it most mornings during my daily commute. It helps with the stress and the road rage to have something calming and holy to focus on. I'm hestitant to call it music or mediatation, … [Read more...]

The Rosary is Manly…

... When I announced yesterday my plans to feature fine art with a rosary theme for the month of October, which is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, someone noted that they would like to see paintings of men praying the rosary, specifically non-clerical men, because he was tired of the stereotype that the devotion was for women and grannies.I get that. Some rosaries can look like items of jewelry instead of the powerful prayer weapons that they truly are. So I accepted his challenge and found … [Read more...]

The Rosary in Art – Women Praying The Rosary…

... After a long hiatus, I've returned to resume regular writing on the month honoring the rosary, the devotion that brought me to Catholicism."The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and … [Read more...]

King of Queens Actress, Leah Remini, Journeys Closer Back to Catholicism…

... Many may recall Remini's exit from Scientology a few years ago, well Catholic Vote has a nice article detailing Leah Remini's daughter, Sophia, getting baptized in the Catholic Church as Remini herself makes the journey back home.For the record @leahremini and I have always been Catholic ! Why we waited so long to baptize Sofia ! Hmmm....anyway it was a beautiful experience and our little angel is on her way to a more spiritual existence. God Bless! A photo posted by Angelo Pagan … [Read more...]

Remember Fr. Corapi?

... The Black Sheep Dog? Well, Matt C. Abott shares this update,A bit of good news to share: A reliable source has informed me that Father John Corapi, a popular priest among orthodox Catholics who departed public life after a tumultuous period a few years ago, remains in the priesthood and is re-establishing his spiritual life. … [Read more...]

This isn’t going to help against those “Pope Worshiping” rumors…

... You know how protestants go about saying us Catholics worship the Pope?Well, this is totally not going to help with that.Portrait of Pope Francis by artist Shen Jiawei, source.Papal propaganda art. … [Read more...]

Who is Pope Francis to Judge…

... Not The Onion. Not the Onion. Not The Onion. Not even Eye of the Tiber.Francis: Catholics who judge, criticize offer 'counter-witness' to JesusROME Pope Francis has strongly criticized Catholics who brag that they are perfect followers of the church's teachings but then criticize or speak ill of others in their faith communities, saying they cause scandal and even offer a "counter-witness" to Jesus.The irony, it is lost somewhere. … [Read more...]

PS – I also totally hate you with the fires of thousand burning heretics…

... vent-y rant rant.*Warning - Grown up language*I've had my Jeep less than four months and I've already been rear-ended. It was a perfectly minor accident (thanks be to God) and also completely unavoidable.I was sitting in traffic and watched this dude in the car behind me text and drive for the last 5 miles. I just knew the selfish (yes selfish, because that is what you are when you text and drive) little dip shit was going to hit me. And I was right.Listen, if you text … [Read more...]

Supporting Education Through Art…

... I got an interesting email from a professor of an Unnamed College who teaches a course on Catholic Christianity. He said he uses my website to teach his students about liturgical abuses and bad Christian art.Well, who am I to stand in the way of education?Art by Lindena Robb, Sydney, AustraliaThe piece is screaming with social commentary about Christ, exploring the relationship between multiculturalism and life as performance. What starts out as contemplation soon becomes … [Read more...]