Meet The Most Amazing Women (To Me) That Ever Lived…

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... Meet my granma, Katherine. The lady I was named after.To me she was the most wonderful woman that ever lived. Today would have been her birthday.Born in 1922, she was witness to many of modern history's major events. She volunteered with the USO and sang for the troops. She had a terrible singing voice but always added with a wink, "the boys never much cared about how I sounded."Her friends called her Sissy, the soldiers called her a Looker.I wish I had asked her … [Read more...]

Positively the Most Epic Catholic Kitsch Ever…

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...Behold, Glow Jesus, in it's all splendor.Photo credit, Liesa G. H/T Scott B.It brings a tear to the eye.It's positively perfect in every way, aesthetically (as kitsch goes) and theologically with it's rich use of symbolism.The the sea shell, especially the scallop shell, is the symbol of Baptism, and is found frequently on Baptismal fonts. Here, the shell at the bottom can be used as a holy water font.And those five silk roses. Betcha didn't know when five … [Read more...]

Lifelong Effects of Abortion on Men – A Robbed Manhood…

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... Once I saw a bumper sticker, “Having an abortion doesn’t make you un-pregnant. It makes you the mother of a dead baby.” The same could be said for a father whose child has been aborted.Little attention is given to men when the topic of abortion is raised. Many believe since men don't have a uterus they don't have the right to an opinion on the matter. But a pregnancy doesn't involve just the pregnant woman. Many people are involved - a child yet born, future and/or existing siblings, gran … [Read more...]

Mary’s Queenship Beautifully Represented by Veronese, Botticelli, Sirani and Velázquez…

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... Today's Fine Art Friday celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.The faithful, under the guidance of an unerring Catholic instinct, have ever recognized the queenly dignity of the Mother of "The King of kings and Lord of lords": the Fathers, the Doctors of the Church, Popes, down through the centuries, have given authoritative expression to this truth and the crowning testimony to this common belief is to be found clearly expressed in the wonders of art and in … [Read more...]

Obama claims ISIL speaks for no religion. Then what’s the “I” in “ISIL” stand for…

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... In another mind blowing attempt to kowtow to Islam, our president goes deeper in denial for the sake of multiculturalism and diversity.This is completely reprehensible and irresponsible. To say that "no religion" speaks for ISIL is an outright lie that I don't think anyone can possibly believe. What exactly does the "I" in "ISIL" stand for then?The Islamic States is just that, Islamic. ISIL has all the trademarks of the past 1300 years of post-Mohammedan culture - Piracy, theft, … [Read more...]

Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ series and idolizing dysfunctional relationships…

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... On the recommendation of women everywhere I decided to give Diana Gabaldon's popular series, Outlander, a try.And yeah.Seriously, women! This is what passes as romance?I commented that Jaime and Claire's relationship was dysfunctional at best. "Keep reading", you said. "It gets better", you promised.Jaime threatens to beat Claire lots. "Yes, but just keep reading", it gets better.Jaime beats Claire "within an inch of her life" for running off and almost getting … [Read more...]

Mark Steyn on the “narrative” of Ferguson…

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... If you've been keeping up with the news, you'll know that in the streets of America this happened.Mark Steyn makes some interesting points about what we've been witnessing in Ferguson and the effects of a severely militarized police force.First, he rightly notes that in this day and age for a police cruiser to not have a dash cam is a deliberate and conscious choice made by the city's police department. There's literally nothing to see here, folks. Move along.It's … [Read more...]

Things you aren’t supposed to do – ask questions about Islam…

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... Something totally expected happened when I decided to ask fellow Patheos bloggers at the Muslim channel their thoughts of the atrocities being committed in the name of their religion.I got backlash.But not from who you'd think.Turns out most of the bloggers on the Muslim channel just don't write as prolifically as we do here in the Catholic channel. They have entire weeks between posts. We have hours; a single day at most.So the chances of anyone over there even seeing … [Read more...]

The Assumption For the Senses…

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... Sense of sound and sight.Fernando LlanosJuan Martin CabezaleroAndrea Del Sarto … [Read more...]


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