a common ground between different political affiliations…

... yes, it is possible. I know a liberal *gasp* and actually enjoy talking with him *faint*. While we don't agree on everything, OK almost nothing, we do agree one poignant issue. We are both completely annoyed and baffled by people who chose to vote for Obama and now have no clue or care very little for staying politically informed. He was telling me about a relationship he just ended with a young woman he met while working on the campaign committee for DNC. At the time his now estranged … [Read more...]

fostering vocations…

... one blog at a time. … [Read more...]

Photo source. Philip Johnson writes; On April 17, 2009, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh, NC visited Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dunn to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on twenty-one candidates in the Extraordinary Form. Follow the source link for more great photos. … [Read more...]


Lord, you are holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness. Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so that they may become for us the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. … [Read more...]


That these gifts may be to those who partake for the purification of soul, for remission of sins, for the communion of the Holy Spirit, for the fulfillment of the Kingdom of Heaven; for boldness towards Thee, and not for judgment or condemnation. … [Read more...]


things I won’t be doing today…

... posting about the passing of Michael Jackson.Of course when any one passes away we should pray for the repose of their soul but we could do with tout the full blown media circus. I mean the media made him the object of their ridicule for decades... now they suddenly care. whatever. … [Read more...]

karate chop…

... I pulled a neck muscle yesterday and my sweet little son offered to give me a massage. I accepted his gesture and told him he could just give me the little shoulder chops if that was easier. "Are you sure?" he asks...When I said yes there wasn't even a moment to react from the time I heard the scream "HI-YAH!" followed by one swift strong karate chop whack in the neck. Oy! … [Read more...]

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“What then will this child be?”

Gospel Reading: Luke 1:57-66, 80Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son. And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they would have named him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said, "Not so; he shall be called John." And they said to her, "None of your kindred is called by this name." And they made signs to his father, … [Read more...]