The Stages of A Praying Single Person…

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... Single people are bombarded with advice on how to fix their situation constantly. This advice is always given in stages. When one fails we're encouraged to move on to the next. Below are the stages of prayer advice, in order, that we most often hear.1) Novenas.Someone always has a story to tell you about the time they prayed this novena or that and implored the intercession of a saint and then BAM, they meet their future spouse the very next day. Like Bigfoot sightings, I … [Read more...]

When prayer seems pointless…

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The most frustrating thing I find about praying is it's lack of immediate results. Or rather, what I perceive as a lack of results. I've gotten so accustomed to instantaneous feedback that when I don't see the fruits of prayer right away I become frustrated.Then there is praying for your enemies.In most cases "enemies" are just your typical run of the mill jerk faces one encounters on any given day. They are the difficult people we are forced to interact with and who we'd rather … [Read more...]

Sweet Baby Cheeses…

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... A truly craptastic, yet utterly creative, nativity scene. … [Read more...]

Santa Claus versus St. Nick…

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... Every now and again I hear someone refer to Santa Claus as St. Nick.Santa and St. Nick are two very different individuals. Here, let me help you distinguish between the two.St. Nick aka St. Nicholas of Myra1) An actual real live person 2) Celebrated and recognized saint in Catholicism and Orthodoxy 3) Known for kicking ass and taking names4) Actually gave to the poor 5) Imprisoned for his faithSanta Claus1) Totally fictional character of dubious pagan … [Read more...]

A Coke and a Smile…

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Cthulhu Nativity…

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A Thanksgiving Miracle…

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... An amazing thing happened this Thanksgiving.I didn't make it back to Virginia to see my family. I missed out on My Big Fat Puerto Rican Thanksgiving, an event I look forward to every year.But that's not the amazing part.The amazing part was instead of feeling depressed and sorry for myself, I felt incredibly grateful - grateful to have family that misses me when I am not there.And not only that, I had multiple invitations to spend Thanksgiving with various friends. I was … [Read more...]

Pope Francis, Autism, and More Separate Masses…

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Post by Autism Speaks.I've been to parishes where special needs children fidgeted and made noise all through mass and no one bats an eye.I've also been to parishes where everyone within ear shot turned around and gave the parents dirty looks til they moved to the cry room... where they got more dirty looks.In fact, the first ever Catholic church I went to with any regularity was in downtown Nashville. The pews were filled to the brim with every type of person imaginable; homeless … [Read more...]

Oh, you’re still single. Let me fix that …

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... Thanksgiving is next week. You know what that means.Single ladies, brace yourselves. Annoyingly intrusive questions about your personal life are coming to a Thanksgiving dinner table near you.You can grimly smile and nod through another holiday get together or you can proactively shut them up once and for all.Introducing... Rent an ex-felon boyfriend.It's Thanksgiving. Want to skip that long, insulting conversation about how you're still single? About how your … [Read more...]


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