Help Prevent This Church Wreckovation – Icons and Pantocrater Removal…

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UPDATED 7/23/15 @ 7:40 pmAn image from the rally with the artist, Ken Woo, pictured in blue.Photo by John O'Sullivan.UPDATE: 7/23/15 @ 4:30 pmWith the rally to save the Pantocrater set for the next hour, two more Catholic media outlets have also taken up this story.Steve Skojec at One Peter Five has an incredibly thorough piece that details financial squandering, the banning of the Latin Mass, and posh renovations made to the rectory.There’s a very peculiar thing h … [Read more...]

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I don’t even know why we’re still shocked by anything the Pope does…

it took all its fucks with it

... I am not a person easily offended. In fact, nothing irritates me more than the perpetually offended. It takes a lot, and I mean A LOT, to make me offended.Consider this the lucky rare exception. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP, 2015)I'm just going to go ahead and say this, that picture should have never happened.Edited 7/10/15 - In this post, by David Mills, Mills notes that Nancy Pelosi was refused a photo-op with Benedict, because Benedict knew how she would u … [Read more...]

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Bruce Jenner on a Ledge, World Tells Him To “JUMP”…

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... I keep reading about how Bruce Jenner is finally being "true" to himself by becoming a herself. I guess when truth is subjective anything is possible.There is nothing truthful about Bruce Jenner's appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair. It's facial feminization surgery, synthetic hormone treatments, plastic breasts, corsets, cosmetics, studio lighting, professional hairstylists, renowned photographers, and photoshop. Lots and lots of photoshop.It's a gross caricature of … [Read more...]

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Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly – Berkeley, CA …

Oooooooo Holy now

... I really enjoyed Joseph Susanka's Lenten Music series. I hope he follows it up with an Easter Music Series. The Catholic Church really has so much sensory beauty to enjoy - art, music, architecture etc.Hmm. This gives me the idea to start an Easter series of my own, beginning with yesterday's post, titled "Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly."I keep going back to the 1:55 mark to watch that one guy prance across the frame. It's so magical and fills me with hearty laughter. … [Read more...]

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Happy Easter y’all…

get it out of my eyes and ears

... My Easter gift to you all. Because I am a giver.There was a time when I seriously considered moving to Seattle. Emphasis on was.I know, I know. Easter mass is long, and crowded, and you have to park miles away and get there an hour early to camp out in the pews because of the Chreasters. But just know, somewhere in Seattle someone suffered infinitely more.They should be giving out golden tickets to heaven for making it through that liturgy. … [Read more...]

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“New York’s Answer to the Sistine Chapel” …

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... I like stories like this. Stories of beauty and churches made to look the way they are supposed to. If it's a story about iconography, even better.'It's not like Rembrandt. It's other worldly,' Father Leoniet Charlancow, a Rasifer monk at the Holy Trinity Monastery Icon Studio in central New York, said of the traditional style. 'It's supposed to transport you to another dimension, Heaven.'When you step into a church, a holy place, it's supposed to represent something divine. Not a … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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