First Annual Holy Land Festival at D.C. Monastery…

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... The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC will host it's first annual Holy Land Festival.The first annual Holy Land Festival will kick off at the Monastery on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m.The Festival It will celebrate and highlight the lives and culture of Christians in the Holy Land with exhibits, vendors, Mediterranean food, speakers, videos and tours of the Holy Land shrines. There will be display tables and vendors … [Read more...]

The Digital Catacombs…

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... What's driving bloggers into silence?From Fr. Ray Blake,The reign of Benedict produced a real flourish of 'citizen journalists', the net was alive with discussion on what the Pope was saying or doing and how it affected the life of our own local Church. Looking at some of my old posts they invariably began with quote or picture followed by a comment, Benedict stimulated thought, reflection and dialogue, an open and free intellectual environment. There was a solidity and certainty … [Read more...]

The Pursuit of Happiness…

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... Today, as we light up our grills and load up the beer coolers or head to the beach and make ourselves picnic ready, let's us reflect a moment on these words from the Declaration of Independence.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.And we typically stop reading there. Because the pursuit of happiness sounds … [Read more...]

WYD 2016 Logo Just Released…

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... This is supposed to be a Catholic logo for a Catholic event, right?The World Youth Day 2016 logo has just been released! #wyd #krakow #krakow2016 #wydusa pic.twitter.com/iiYaFDs44K— World Youth Day USA (@WYDUSA) July 3, 2014Yay, Poland.Boo, Logo. It's ghastly.It looks like something that should be hot glued onto a felt banner.And has a generic protestant-y look to it. It's not like the Catholic Church isn't swimming in rich symbolism and heraldry to pick from. … [Read more...]

Using Gay People as a Commodity…

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... Stephanie Richer, the Digital Hairshirt, asks a very interesting question.Seriously, does anyone think marketing fast food based on sexual orientation is appropriate? If you are gay, do you feel that lately you have become less of a person and more of a brand, or commodity?Just stick a rainbow on it and call it Pride and sell it to gays, who judging from their reactions in this video, actually believe that Burger King - a corporation - cares about them. For what? To sell … [Read more...]

Pride Whopper, Envy Whopper, Gluttony Whopper etc…

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... How proud is your burger?I'm sorry but this is the silliest bit of pandering I've seen all week.Spongebob is not impressed.Life imitating art. … [Read more...]

Rollin’ With the Holy…

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... I am addicted to Catholic Kitsch. Ask anyone whose been over to my house.It's everywhere. In every room and on every shelf. It's even in places it probably shouldn't be, like the bathroom. My collection is the envy of all the Abuelitas.When I was in RCIA I received a crucifix from my sponsor and I joked, "I suppose now I need to redecorate my house", thinking of the only other Catholic I knew at the time, my sweet Abuela.Boy, oh how! Does she ever have her house Catholic'd out. … [Read more...]

This was never about birth control…

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... Obviously.In response to all the leftist outrage over the Hobby Lobby ruling...You do know that if you really can't afford to fund your own promiscuity you can look into your local health department, where you can get your pills for free or dramatically reduced based on your income? Condoms are always free there. If you're in college, go to your local student clinic. Your contraception is free there too.In other words, don't make me financially support something I am … [Read more...]

3 New Priests Ordained in Charlotte Diocese…

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... "Now, dear sons, you are to be raised to the order of priesthood."HUNTERSVILLE — The morning of June 28 was marked by pure joy and gratitude as the Diocese of Charlotte’s three newest priests were ordained.With expressions filled with emotion, Paul Maxwell Buchanan, Noah Christian Carter and Paul David McNulty stood before Bishop Peter J. Jugis to present themselves for priestly ordination at the start of the ordination Mass at St. Mark Church.Father Christopher Gober, dir … [Read more...]


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