A Church By Any Other Name Is A Worship Center …

... Used to be churches were identifiable by their name. St. Virgin Martyr Church and Church of the Most Holy Blood of Christ. Catholic. First Baptist. Main St. Methodist. You get the idea. Then suddenly, as if blown in by the winds of moral vagueness, we started seeing indiscernible nondenominational "worship communities".Elevation Church is a popular one around here. Crosswinds Community Center; I can't tell if this is a church or retirement community. There's Cross Roads, Freedom House, … [Read more...]

Sometimes even incredibly blasphemous things can serve a purpose…

... Like to remind us that we should be making serious reparations for our sins and the sins of others.August 6, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although Facebook has blocked accounts belonging to Christian ministries, Sarah Palin fans, and a Fox News commentator as offensive, a page that states the “Virgin Mary Should've Aborted” is still going strong.The blasphemous page's administrators – who say they are women in their 20s going by the names “Z” and “Lilith” so believers “don't hunt us … [Read more...]

An Entire Beach of Nuns …

... My co-worker went to visit the in-laws in New Jersey. Upon his return he presented me with a key chain from this magical place called Nun's Beach in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. A beach full of nuns! My imagination soared. I could hardly contain it. My two favorite things coming gloriously together, besides chocolate and peanut butter and gin and tonic... nuns and the ocean.Ok. I got a little carried away.Image from Surfer Today.The nuns host an annual surf competition … [Read more...]

Just ’cause…

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Man-Lace and Manliness…

... Look! A new weekly feature.I wish I knew more about this picture. I saw it on facebook one day and thought "Oooo. Ahhhh." and saved it away for later. I don't even remember who posted it but I do remember they didn't include any info either. So there it is; just a mighty fine visual affirmation that our religion is cooler than others.I welcome any info into image.Updated: A good reader just pointed me to the source of this image. I have the smartest readers. DMW writes; … [Read more...]

Man-Lace and Manliness…

... I have had the pleasure on several occasions of visiting this parish when I'm in the Tidewater area. I may have to stop over there this Thanksgiving weekend.Behold the man-lace and manliness of this solemn high mass for Veteran's Day at St. Benedict's Chapel in Chesapeake, Virginia. The images below were provided by Fr. Kevin M. Cusick who blogs at A Priest Life.Photos taken by the Benedictine College Preparatory. Click this link to view the entire photo stream. … [Read more...]

Freaky Fine Art Friday…

... From the Met Museum's website;Rosary, ca. 1500–1525 German Ivory, silver, partially gilded mountsEach bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden on one side, and a skeleton on the other. The terminals, even more graphically, show the head of a deceased man, with half the image eaten away from decay. Such images served as reminders that life is fleeting and that leading a virtuous life as a faithful Christian is key to salvation.Proving yet again t … [Read more...]

Faith of an Olympian…

Ethopian runner and Orthodox Christian, Meseret Defar, shows the image of Our Lady she carried in her shirt after she won the gold medal in the 5000m race. [source]Russian gymnast and another Orthodox Christian, Ksenia Afanaseva, clutches an icon of her favorite saint.And lastly, speed skater Kirstin Holum, who participated in the 98 Olympics, is now known as Sr. Catherine Mary.Related Link: Olympian Mass Attendance - Daily Mass is the most attended religious service … [Read more...]

Mackerel Snappers Snapping Chicken…

Calling all you clerics, nuns, and holy servants of the Church. I want you to take a picture of yourself snapping on a nice juicy Chick-Fil-A sandwich wearing your habits, cassocks, and man lace in honor of Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.Fr. L chicken snapping.From EWTN's facebook page.If you want them posted here email me at the_crescat@yahoo.com.Bon appétit, mes amis!Related Links: How To Fail At A Boycott, images of those hateful bigots of intolerance, … [Read more...]