Slow Cook All The Things…

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... I got a new crock pot for Christmas! I'm so excited. Gone all the days of shriveled meat pucks and cereal for dinner. I still might start that cooking blog, Burnt Offerings. My mind is wild with endless dinner possibilities, although I've never cooked anything other than chili in my old crock pot. Beans are cheap, see. I made a plea on facebook to share with me some of your favorite slow cooker recipes and resources. Of course Simcha pointed out that you can turn a crock pot into a … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas, we got a dog…

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... What?! I have a blog?! You would never know judging from the frequency in which I post. This particular time of the year is such a whirlwind of do this, buy that, make all the memories. Here's a re-hash. There was a Big Fat Puerto Rican Thanksgiving, followed by an aggressive game of Catch Pharse. There was the Christmas miracle of gifts, gas, and groceries from my Christmas angel. Oh, and there was this... Baxter, the Airedale Terrier mix that we rescued from the pound. … [Read more...]

Those Horrible Catholics Down the Street…

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... That would be my family, of course. The same family that marked the arrival to our new home with big Catholic statuary in the yard, announcing to all ... the papists are coming, the papists are coming! My evangelical neighbors have been cautious with us when allowing their children to play with my son. After all I let my son read Harry Potter and Greek mythology, which I've heard is tantamount to devil worship. Oh, and then there's the statues. And the worship of statues. And statues … [Read more...]

St. Lucy…

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... Of of my favorite saints is St. Lucy for reasons too personal to explain. And if I tried it would probably sound crazy anyway. I do my own private thing to honor her but I always like to share some of my favorite artistic renditions of the saint. Related Link: Fr. D explains why she's such an awesome saint. Also, What Lucy Saw. … [Read more...]

A little Friday humor…

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What? … [Read more...]

The Superiority of the Convert Catholic…

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... I like to think converts are a special type of Catholic, and I'm not just saying that because I'm one. Converts intentionally seek out Catholicism and ultimately choose a faith that others are born to. Sometimes choosing Catholicism comes at a great price for the convert and much effort is required -- like in my case, two years of touchy feely kumbaya RCIA and one ex-husband. Those cradles take all that for granted. They don't know how easy they have it made. Only my poor son is a … [Read more...]

Protestant Hookers…

Hmmm. Nice try, but no.

... Kid's say the darnedest things; like that their dad's let them play Grand Theft Auto when you know full good and well this is a lie because his dad, an ex-Marine, fencing champion and Catholic deacon, would skin him alive like St. Bartholomew. But you play along because he's just a kid and there's no sport in making him look foolish. But the kid's persistent and says his getting the game for Christmas and you just roll your eyes and tell him you highly doubt it because it's a really … [Read more...]

Happily Declaring The Walking Dead To Be Fully Catholic…

I hear Hell's lovely this time of year.

... Who would choose Hell if given the choice? The Catechism of the Catholic Church says; CCC1037 -- God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. I'd always wondered what that looked like, being so willful to choose Hell and so lost in your own sins that accepting mercy seems like an impossibility. This past Sunday night, we were given a dark glimpse of a soul forever lost. … [Read more...]

Faith in the face of adversity…

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Seen at Frank's place. And then there is this. 1500 young Catholic heroes form a human shield to protect the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista; Between the 23rd-25th November 2013 1500 young Catholic heroes formed a human shield to protect the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista from 7,000 Lesbians, feminists and pro-abortionsists whom acted like demoniacs when faced by the prayers and holiness of the young Catholic men. The pro-abortion, lesbian, feminists spat at the young men, mocked … [Read more...]

Go home pop culture, you’re drunk…

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Because my son loves this stupid song ad infinitum to ad nauseum, I was forced to watch this spectacle on TV. As we both sat their, mouths gaping, the only words I could muster were, "Say no to drugs, son. Just say no." … [Read more...]

From Whore to Housewife…

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... There are very few things as honest and as soul bearing as this, From Ho to Housewife; How Jesus Changed Everything. Warning: It is a very sexually explicit article, so I would caution more sensitive readers. Leticia Adams writes about her struggles with promiscuity, being honest with herself about that lifestyle, desiring and finding true love, and overcoming her past through her conversion to Catholicism. No matter who I was with or how much they bought me, I was still always … [Read more...]

“Eucharist” means thanksgiving…

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... But I am afraid this might be taking the meaning of the word a bit too far. Photo from Calvert Hall Prep School's facebook page. And the Baby Jesus weeps. … [Read more...]