A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving DayOctober 3, 1863The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.In the … [Read more...]

Annual Thanks Giving Rant…

... it just isn't a holiday with out Mass hijacks and indignant rants. Cheers. Look, I love Thanksgiving and eating turkey till I pass out and wallowing in gluttony as much as the next guy... but why does this have to be reflected in the Mass with all kinds of kook boogery?Case in point #1: the annual ecumenical interfaith worship service. blech.Case in point #2: a parish, who shall remain anonymous ... but those who know me can probably figure it out... is having the parish write 'thank you' … [Read more...]

it was only a matter of time…

... working in a predominately male office where a bathroom is shared that I would fall in the toilet because the seat wasn't placed back down. hiss.spit.growl. … [Read more...]

for those who claim death panels are a reactionary objection to obama care…

... from the below segment, 60 Minutes-Cost of Dying:When it comes to expensive, hi-tech treatments with some potential to extend life, there are few limitations. By law, Medicare cannot reject any treatment based upon cost. It will pay $55,000 for patients with advanced breast cancer to receive the chemotherapy drug Avastin, even though it extends life only an average of a month and a half; it will pay $40,000 for a 93-year-old man with terminal cancer to get a surgically implanted … [Read more...]

for my favorite attorneys…

... a little Tuesday Teasing. … [Read more...]

everything I need to know about men…

... I can learn from my six year old son. This morning I was driving The Boy to school; a snippet of our conversation follows:The Crescat: Do you still play with Joey at school? [back story: Joey was a little boy that lived next door and was The Boy's best friend but his family moved 3 weeks ago.] The Boy: Not much. We have recess at different times.The Crescat: Do you miss him?The Boy: I suppose.The Crescat: How does Joey like his new house?The Boy: I don't know.The Crescat: Has he made any … [Read more...]

milk maids…

... by Nikolai Baskakov. … [Read more...]

there’s an old saying…

... that men fantasize about women with their clothes off and women fantasize about men in uniform. While I have love for Swiss Guards, I will admit to having another attraction...... facial hair. Everything from a gruff five o'clock shadow to a full beard is manly and dead sexy in my opinion. Weird, I know. So I was delighted to discover this gem of a blog, The League of Bearded Catholics.Dear God, thank you for testosterone. … [Read more...]

proving the Church’s point on the dignity of life…

... Car crash victim trapped in 'coma' for 23 years was conscious.[excerpts from article] For 23 years Rom Houben was trapped in his own body, unable to communicate with his doctors or family. They presumed he was in a vegetative state following a near-fatal car crash in 1983.But then doctors used a state-of-the-art scanning system on the brain of the martial arts enthusiast, which showed it was functioning almost normally."I screamed, but there was nothing to hear," he said, via his … [Read more...]


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