Commemorating the grit of priests and D Day with manly photos

... I contend there is no other religion more manly and burly and punk rock than Catholicism. I know Google forgot, but today is D Day. Eh, they're a bunch of commies anyway. To honor the occasion and the grit that makes up Catholic priests I offer you these images to consider.Read the bio of Fr. Sampson here.Source - Before and After D Day - Rare Color Photos. See all 26.I love our priests. … [Read more...]

A united effort to destroy Obama’s plans …

... I think Marc Barnes stated it aptly when he saidAnd that is exactly what happened today, a united effort.The Archdiocese of New York, headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., headed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the University of Notre Dame, and 40 other Catholic dioceses and organizations around the country announced on Monday that they are suing the Obama administration for violating their freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the First … [Read more...]

Weapons of Mass Destruction – The Thurible…

So far we've seen holy water used as a means of crowd control and now this...H/T Hermeneutic of ContinuityHere Fr. Finigan and Fr. Z ponder whether to 'clink or not to clink'. For those non-Catholics the thurible clinks when it is swung and hits the chain. I never gave the sound any thought, quite honestly. Not when I'm used to hearing the sleigh bell sounds of a Byzantine censer's bells. I think we've got the Romans trumped there. I wish I could find a nice video or sound clip to … [Read more...]

“I woke up this morning and the Church was the shizz.” – Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic…

... Marc's right, of course. The HHS mandate, and the *cough cough* "compromise" to the mandate, has only invigorated us to rebel even further. Catholicism is, after all, the punk rock of religions.Marc writes, "...we have been rudely placed in the position of rebellion, and of the advocation of civil disobedience. To those who understand the teachings of the Church, this rebellion is nothing new, it has just been suddenly and fantastically stuck in the public eye. (Thank you, Department of … [Read more...]

engaging all the senses during liturgy, a new look at incense…

... The use of incense in mass is more than pomp and meaningless ritual, as you may already be aware. Let your prayers rise up the smoke to the Heavens. Incense is also more than something that just smells nice and serves the more practical purpose of masking the stench of unwashed peasantry - as some claim. It apparently can also alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety."An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew … [Read more...]

tonsure Tuesday…

... The tonsure; the first punk rock haircut symbolizing the renunciation of the world. To learn more about the tonsure, read here.Photo source: NLM, I strongly suggest you follow the link for more exquisite photos. … [Read more...]

my religion is still cooler than yours…

... proofs in the pudding."The French Benedictine friars gave us champagne. Chartreuse is still made by the Carthusian monks. Jägermeister is under the patronage of Saint Hubertus and Saint Eustace. Buckfast Tonic Wine – known affectionately as ‘Wreck the Hoose Juice’ in Scotland – was made by Benedictines. Frangelico was originally created by a hermit and is shaped like a Franciscan. Good beer was brewed almost exclusively by monasteries up until the twelfth century. You’ve got the Crusades … [Read more...]

reason #234,998…

... why my religion is cooler than yours.But really, the list of reasons is infinite. … [Read more...]

Nun gazing…

I think this is a photo from China's 'Religious Games'. … [Read more...]