St. Mary Magdalene, The Penitent …

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... Today is the memorial of my patron saint, St. Mary Magdalene.When I was being confirmed some people assumed my choosing her implied we shared a scandalous unseemly past."Oh, you've taken the reformed prostitute as your patron saint, eh? That's, um, interesting."No. I have taken The Penitent as my patron saint.The feast of St. Mary Magdalene is considered one of the most mystical of feasts, and it is said that of all the songs of the saints, that of Mary Magdalene is … [Read more...]

The Importance of Ignoring the Pope…

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... I was waiting for just the right time, when Pope Francis gave another interview or said something grossly misinterpreted by the media, to post these comments. Guess what? I didn't have to wait long.Posted with permission:There are a few options in dealing with the pope and his strange methodology. I would suggest the logical possibility that has not yet been suggested.You can ignore him.As laymen we have very little power to do anything about his behaviour. And I agree … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... I feel I'm in desperate need of a palate cleanser from the nastiness I've witnessed and endured all week. Not just on the internet, but in my everyday life and at work.Everybody's hot, cranky and fight-y.The only way to combat all the ugliness is to sit for awhile in beauty.Sit in it. Soak it up. Focus on the finer details...Anton Raphael Mengs, Dream of St. JosephTurn up your speakers and take it all in...Sit awhile with me here, in the stillness of … [Read more...]

A Husband Who Asks For A Divorce and the Wife Who Doesn’t Buy it…

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... I've been married and unhappy. I've been single and unhappy too. I've even been in perfectly wonderful relationships and been utterly miserable. There have been times in my life where I have been more successful and financially better off than other times and I can count instances of unhappiness there as well.That's because my unhappiness had zero, zilch, nothing to do with the external factors of my life during those times. Running away from responsibilities never made me happier, … [Read more...]

The Unsung Hero…

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... another beautiful commercial from Thai Good Stories.The Thai text posted with the clip asks the viewer, “Why do some people have plenty of money … still no joy? This clip is not the answer. But it may be a starting point for you to do something …To find the answer yourself.” … [Read more...]

Happily Declaring The Walking Dead To Be Fully Catholic…

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... Who would choose Hell if given the choice?The Catechism of the Catholic Church says;CCC1037 -- God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end.I'd always wondered what that looked like, being so willful to choose Hell and so lost in your own sins that accepting mercy seems like an impossibility. This past Sunday night, we were given a dark glimpse of a soul forever lost. … [Read more...]

A Choir of Crickets…

... What happens when take the night song of crickets and slow it down enough to discern the pulses within each rapid chirp? An unending song of praise.H/T Simcha Fisher … [Read more...]

Someone Asks, Why Am I Catholic…

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... especially since being Catholic is so very unpopular right now, what with the same-sex "marriage" stuff going on in SCOTUS. Eh. I've never been that popular anyway.I was given a 200 word limit to explain why I'm Catholic and I can assure I don't need more than one single sentence and few visually stunning images that reflect the reality of Catholicism.I am Catholic because Catholicism is Truth and outside of Truth there is nothing else.Van WeydenGiuseppe … [Read more...]

Mumford & Sons newest song…

... I am endlessly smitten with Mumford & Sons. Their lyrics are drawn from literary influences like Shakespeare, Steinbeck, and the Bible. A common theme in their music is grace and redemption but they are not considered Christian Rock musicians though many associate them as such. Regardless, you won't hear them played on any Christian Radio station... mostly because Christian Radio plainly sucks.No auto-tune hear, folks. Just intelligent song writing and real instrumental talent. So … [Read more...]


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