stupid things in any given parish…

... hell, why not just fill the fonts with Purell and bless that? I draw the line at automatic communion chalice dispensers. … [Read more...]

holy martyr Romanus…

Saints Romanus and Barulas, by Francisco de Zurbarán. Saint Romanus, who was from Antioch, lived during the reign of Maximian. He presented himself before Asclepiades the Eparch, and rebuked him, saying, "The idols are not gods; even a little child could tell you that." Then the Saint asked that a child be brought in from the market, that he might be the judge of the matter at hand. Therefore, when the child was asked, "Which God must we worship?" he replied, "Christ." The child was beaten … [Read more...]

The Church of the Resurrection in Ladashey…

... by Ilya Yatsenko. … [Read more...]

why woman don’t belong in the military…

... I grew in the naval area of Norfolk Va. Every male member of my family has served in the military. It is not unheard of for some women in the military to intentionally get pregnant to avoid deployment. While I feel for this single mother's struggles, being a single mother myself, I have no sympathy for women who join the military then act surprised when they are called to duty and make excuses to avoid fulfilling their obligations. If you don't want to go to some god forsaken shit hole … [Read more...]

more things I have learned thus far…

... if you don't eat before rounds and you have to change a wet to dry dressing and pack a particularly gnarly open wound in a stifling hot hospital room the temperature of hell while wearing head to toe PPE... you will pass out and bang the holy hell out of your head. … [Read more...]

St. Margaret of Scotland…

photo by Fr Lawrence, OP...In the midst of royal splendor Margaret chastised her flesh by mortification and vigils and passed the greater part of the night in devout prayer. Her most remarkable virtue was love of neighbor, particularly love toward the poor. Her alms supported countless unfortunates; daily she provided food for three hundred and shared in the work of serving them personally, washing their feet and kissing their wounds. [source] … [Read more...]

your smoking makes Baby Jesus cry…

I see a Christmas gift in some one's future. … [Read more...]

you might be a loser if…

... you use your credit card at 2am on a Friday night and the activity is so out of character the card company calls your cell that morning to have you verify the transaction... then the operator laughs at you. … [Read more...]

russian beauty by Makovsky…

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