Where Crow Becomes Part of My Diet …

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... We have rule in Casa De Crescat -- no bad mouthing priests in front of The Boy, because every time something negative is said about a priest a vocation quietly dies. This rule was instituted because my mom, a JPII gal through and through, regularly took aim at Pope Benedict.Is your Irony Detector going off yet?This is the part where I acknowledge my hypocritical behavior and admit to my own vocation killing, disparaging remarks about Pope Francis. I don't really have any excuse. … [Read more...]

Reminiscing the weekend away…

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... Gospel music is so underrated. Especially Southern Gospel. Some of that older stuff, stuff my gran and I used to listen to was like a Flannery story set to music.Her birthday just passed. She would have been 91 years old. She was a simple Southern girl with faith as earnest as the music she listened to. I was named after her, you know. Lord I miss her. … [Read more...]

There Really Are No Guarantees…

... Did you know the Salvation Army doesn't sell donated Bibles? Nope. They give them away instead. I learned this yesterday when I was there looking for picture frames to refurbish. The nice lady at the register gave my son a children's bible which naturally led into a conversation about religion. And like most conversations about religion here in the southern fried South, she told me ..."I used to be Catholic. My parents were real into it too. We went to church on feasts day & every … [Read more...]

How Women Blow Their Marriages…

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... So there's this article from last year that's recently been making the rounds online; 16 Ways I Blew My Marriage by Dan Pearce.Dan writes;The other night I was sitting with my family, most of whom are very successfully married. We were going in a circle giving our best marriage advice to my little sister on the eve of her wedding. It’s somewhat of a family tradition.I realized I don’t have any good marriage advice to give. After all, I’ve never had a successful marriage out … [Read more...]

If I Don’t Give To Beggars How Will My Charity Get Tested…

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... I'll admit it; I like facebook. Probably a bit too much. I contend it's not all bad. People request prayers, post nun pictures, and share inspiring quotes (yes, even trite cliches). You just have to take it for what it is and remember to stay out of comment battles and no one gets hurt.So anyway, Elizabeth Scalia was sharing quotes about the Church and posted this;One of the good things about a Catholic church is that it isn’t respectable; you can find anyone in it, from duchesses … [Read more...]

No Matter Who’s The Pope, The Church Will Always Still Be THE Church…

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... The humblest thing I ever saw a pope do was to abdicate the papacy. That right there was a true act of humility. Granted, I was confused and heartbroken at the time - even a little angry. Alright, a lot angry. However, I can look back and see BXVI's actions for what they were. A genuine example of humility and self sacrifice.Now compare the act of giving up the papacy with riding public transit, living in the equivalent of a Vatican Motel 6, or opting for a cheaper ride. One Pope gave … [Read more...]

Pope Francis’ Preference for Simplicity Leaves Much To Be Spiritually Desired…

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... I had the weirdest dream last night. It was about Pope Francis. He was doing something. Something, now in waking hours, I can't recall but in my dream it annoyed me tremendously. He was probably wearing second hand sweat pants and riding the metro or something. Anyway, I'd managed to forget about it till His Holiness appeared in my news feed and the those irksome feelings crept over me again.I know this is a completely irrational reaction to have, especially as a Catholic, directed at … [Read more...]

It’s The Little Things, A Lesson in Yogurt Theology …

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... As cliche as it sounds, yes, sometimes it is quite literally the littlest things that bring you about. You don't need me to tell you things have been unremarkable and quite boring around here lately. I'm positively frozen in place, unable to write. Seized by a severe case of the doubts and intimidated by the talent Patheos has been acquiring.Oh, and there's that incessant voice in my head telling me I gotta lot nerve, sister, writing a Catholic blog. "When was the last time you prayed … [Read more...]

The Boston Bomber’s Widow and Abusive Relationships…

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... Reading about Katherine Russell/Karima Tsarnaev, the widow of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, reminds me specifically of two woman. The first was an old friend who married a seemingly wonderful man too young, had his children, then watched him transform into a controlling and abusive "devout" Muslim. The second woman was me.Sarah.My friend "Sarah"* met her husband in college and fell quickly in love. Sarah was a cradle Catholic and her husband, "Hassan"*, was a Muslim but not … [Read more...]


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