The Assumption For the Senses…

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... Sense of sound and sight.Fernando LlanosJuan Martin CabezaleroAndrea Del Sarto … [Read more...]

Norfolk, VA Scouts Hoping to Solve Local Gang Problems…

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... I got such a soft spot in my heart for the Boy Scouts of America. I've been blessed to be part of a wonderful, active troop lead by dedicated and faithful fathers who are really committed to their kids.The BSA has taught my son self reliance, helped him become more independent and confident, and has taught him the virtues of helping others and respecting authority. Stuff I can teach but that really, for boys, needs to be reinforced by adult male role models.When my son needs Scout … [Read more...]

3 New Priests Ordained in Charlotte Diocese…

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... "Now, dear sons, you are to be raised to the order of priesthood."HUNTERSVILLE — The morning of June 28 was marked by pure joy and gratitude as the Diocese of Charlotte’s three newest priests were ordained.With expressions filled with emotion, Paul Maxwell Buchanan, Noah Christian Carter and Paul David McNulty stood before Bishop Peter J. Jugis to present themselves for priestly ordination at the start of the ordination Mass at St. Mark Church.Father Christopher Gober, dir … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY EIGHT…

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... See, I told you guys I've never been able to faithfully keep to a consecutive nine days. I missed day eight, which should have been posted yesterday. So I don't know if you can double up today or not. I'm hoping you guys went on ahead with Day Eight without me.So now what? Does my novena no longer count or do I need to start over. Or does Mary understand I'm terrible at commitment? Man, I was so close this time. So close.Picking up where I left off...Click here to … [Read more...]

From Johnny Rotten to Johnny Reverent in One Easy Step …

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... Does your son fidget and act unruly during mass? Or does he get bored and sit there like a listless lump zoning out?Do you wish he'd be more attentive, prayerful, or respectful and listen to the homily for stinkin' once?!?Now you too can have a new improved, wonderfully well behaved son accompanying you to mass each week with Altar Boy 2.0*!Here's how it works in one easy step.Step 1 -- Make your son be an altar server.I don't care if he wails and kicks and says … [Read more...]

I wish I could care but I don’t…

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... Today was Divine Mercy Sunday and I didn't even realize it till later in the day. I mean I knew it was, it just slipped my mind. Also, some popes were canonized today and I tried to watch the coverage on EWTN but it was a JPII marathon extravaganza and I just got bored. Not that I have anything against JPII, I just wondered if they realized more than one pope was being canonized, that's all.Plus, I was supposed to be there and I was feeling all Rome sick and junk. Till I saw the crowds … [Read more...]

Blah blah blah-biddy blah…

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... When I went to my old church my lack of enthusiasm could be blamed on the environment -- a church that didn't look like a church, no ornamentation, terrible music, and those horrible stand up comily acts (comedy + homily).All that has changed now. I'm at the perfect parish. Beautiful church-y ornamentation. Check. Fantastic and relevant homilies. Check. Lovely chant. Check.So what gives? Why the feeling that it's all joyless and perfunctory? It's like I'm in a constant struggle … [Read more...]

Meet the Papal Peace Dove Bodyguard…

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... Via Fr. Z,Vatican introduces new security measure in St Peter’s Square.Vatican officials today are introducing a new measure to keep St Peter’s Square clear of marauding birds. A team in the Swiss Guards has been assigned the task of supervising a Sharris Hawk, [sic - should read Harris's Hawk] which will be brought out during the Weekly Audiences and the Angelus – on Wednesdays and Sundays.You know, to protect them from all those viscous crow and seagull aerial attacks.M … [Read more...]

Some of my favorite images from the March For Life…

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... Living vicariously through others tweets and facebook shares.HUG THEM ALL...From Twitter...I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 22, 2014Belmont Abbey representing... … [Read more...]


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