Catholic Funeral Arrangements and Preparing for a Happy Death…

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... Hey, guess what. You're going to die. I'm going to die. Everybody dies. And yet so many of us go on about our lives acting as if death is something that happens to other people.Maybe that's why so many of us are unprepared for death when it inevitably comes. As Catholics, though, we should embrace death, prepare for it, and face it head on.With the passing of my Abuela a few things come to mind.Never assume your family is going to know or understand the sacraments and … [Read more...]

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The New Ride…

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... Meet Christine.The vehicle that changed my mind about driving.I always said that if I ever won the lottery the first thing I would do was hire a chauffeur and never drive again for the rest of my life. That was how much I hated driving. Turns out, it's not driving I really hate. I was just driving the wrong vehicle.Enter Christine, the TARDIS blue Jeep Patriot who replaced my crawling at death's door Honda last week. Christine, named after the Stephen King novel for the … [Read more...]

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An Update, Responses, Clarifications, and Reactions to My “Denied Communion on the Tongue” Post…

... Let me take a moment to respond.My previous post about being refused reception of the Eucharist on the tongue during my grandmother's funeral has received quite a bit of attention and with over 570 comments and an inbox overflowing with emails I have found it impossible to respond to each one individually.For the sake of efficiency I decided to break down the responses by category and respond here. Before I do, this must be said.I received a very gracious response from the … [Read more...]

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Denied Communion on the Tongue at My Grandmother’s Funeral…

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***Please see update posted 3/13/15***... I just had the absolute worst experience ever during mass, at my Abuela's funeral no less. I wasn't going to post about here but I feel I have a duty to warn you all. If you ever happen to find yourself visiting the Tidewater area of Virginia and need to go to mass... just drive right by St. Therese in Chesapeake. Simply make the sign of the cross and keep on driving. Don't look back. Trust me.But of course, feel free to completely ignore my … [Read more...]

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Whaaaaaa? You guys….

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... Aw, shucks. You guys.I just wanted to give a big, fat "thank you" to everyone who donated and helped spread the word through your tweets, facebook shares, and blog posts.I wasn't expecting anywhere near this much support. The extra donations are really going to help since I found out last night my car has absolutely no trade-in value - it was in a previous accident and I hold a total loss title on it.I can use the extra for the taxes, title, and registration.I just wanted … [Read more...]

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Homeless Man Buried at Vatican Cemetery…

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... Willy Herteleer went to mass every day for twenty five years straight. He was well know among local clergy and the Swiss Guard. He was regarded as happy and friendly, a man of rich faith who enjoyed chatting with pilgrims about confession and the Eucharist, which he called his "medicine."When he died he was given a funeral mass and buried in the Vatican cemetery established for Flemish and German nobility.Willy Herteleer was not nobility. Not in the earthly sense. He was a … [Read more...]

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Russel Brand’s Anti-Porn Rant…

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... Some of you regular readers know how much I despise porn. It destroyed my marriage as I watched it completely transform my ex-husband.Allowing yourself to be exposed to pornographic material is one of the most destructive soul corrupting things you can do to yourself. Maybe one day I'll write more about my experience but until then... … [Read more...]

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Five Hours of Real Estate Math Later…

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... I'm feeling pretty stabby now though. … [Read more...]

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Help End Blogger Poverty…

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Your donation will help end the suffering of one blogger who will no longer have to worry about meeting a page view quota for an entire month.During that time, the blogger you sponsor can devote her time to studying to pass her NC state board real estate Broker exam.Whaddya say?Help ease my suffering this month so I can devote more time to study, please? … [Read more...]

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