when it’s time to move on…

... I go back on forth almost daily on the decision to leave my parish for good. I go through spells where I won't go to my parish for months, then I always end up back there. There must be some reason, other then being a glutton for punishment.The cost of gas keeps me from making the weekly trip to Belmont Abbey anymore and St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church is also an hour away and only meets every three weeks. So for practicality reasons, my only option is my current parish.But I am going … [Read more...]

“call to worship” …

... more like "call to drive me bat shit crazy". A follow up from this post:I just got off the phone with my parish's music director. Having abnegated all his authority, my parish priest had me contact her directly to discuss my concerns. We got no where. Shocker. I explained to her how distracting I thought having us "warm up" before mass was. I told her it was patronizing to rehearse the songs for that mass because the congregation is capable of using the hymnal provided. I went on to say that … [Read more...]

you ever notice…

... how stuff geared toward women in the Church is always so new agey? In the last issue of the local diocese paper there was an article about an ecumenical interfaith women's prayer group. There was even a picture... complete with acoustic guitar. I cringed. Then I was slightly insulted. Why do program directors assume we, as women, are incapable of having a cerebral spiritual experience? Just because I am female by gender does not mean I desire to express my faith by hand holding and bad hippy … [Read more...]

test your cowbell knowledge…

... aside from Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper and it's infamous parody on SNL, which other songs can you think of that feature the cowbell? All I can think of are Incense & Peppermint by Strawberry Alarm Clock and Barry White's Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe. … [Read more...]

when liturgical dancers get ‘raptured’…

Add your own caption! … [Read more...]

2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards…

... honoring the great 'obscure little guy' blogs. BEST "MORE CATHOLIC THAN THE POPE" BLOGAdrienne's Catholic CornerCatholic Church ConservationTraditioSpirit of Vatican IIWhispers in the LoggiaLair of the Catholic Caveman3rd Blog From the RightRorate-CaeliTotus PiusAthanasius Contra MundumSociety of St Leo IRockin TraddyClinging to the Barque of PeterBEST CHARISMATIC CATHOLIC BLOGAdrienne's Catholic CornerAd DominumBEST BLOG BY A HERETICAdrienne's Catholic CornerThe Dirty CatholicSpirit of … [Read more...]

2008 catholic blogger awards… whoopity doo…

...so I didn't win any Catholic Blogger Awards this year, for the 4 year running... not that I'm counting mind you. I was, however; nominated for several categories, a fact I wasn't aware of till Mr. Miller slandered me. Does it bother me that I've been nominated in the funniest category for 3 years straight and have never gotten more then 26 votes? Does it bother me that the only comments I get are someone correcting my spelling or ignorance (*cough* Jill/Simple Sinner)? Should I be discouraged … [Read more...]

meine augen! Oh, meine augen…

Oh, meine Gott....... you almost expect the guy to turn around and it be Donny Osmond. … [Read more...]

respectfully disagreeing…

... I will acknowledge that not all those who receive communion in the hand are intentionally being disrespectful. I believe most, but not all, just don't know better due to poor catechism. I wager; however, it will be hard to disagree with me when I state that absolutely no good has come out of the practice. For those who do receive in the hand doing so with reverence, may I ask why you chose this method knowing that it does perceive a certain disrespect? Why, knowing and firmly believing in … [Read more...]


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