April 27th, Rome Here I Come…

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Monday set a date next year to declare the sainthood of two of his most influential predecessors on the same day in what was taken as a gesture designed to promote unity within the Roman Catholic Church.The two popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — will be canonized on April 27, Francis said during a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican. Some Vatican analysts said the decision to canonize two popes simultaneously was highly unusual, if not unparalleled. [Sour … [Read more...]

Coping With the Francis Effect …

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I'm dying over here. … [Read more...]

Even If It Kills Me…

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... I am dead serious about completing the Camino; however, I will be seriously dead if I attempt it in the current shape I am in.So yeah... I signed up for My Fitness Pal. My username is TheCrescat. I invite you to join me. We can encourage each other or merrily bitch about how hungry we are.Created by MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter … [Read more...]

Now To Make Your Eyes Leak…

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Yeah, I know it's just a commercial. But still. … [Read more...]

Opportunities for Giving …

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... This gig at Patheos has been quite a blessing. For the first time in, well ever, I've found myself in a position to be more charitable than the typical weekly tithe. But who or what organization to give to? You have to be extremely careful about stuff like this, you know. You don't want to end up on The Dreaded Catholic Mailing List...It's like winning the lottery, if the lottery was paid in cheap tin medals and plastic rosary winnings. Seriously, how much money do charities waste … [Read more...]

Outrage Fishing Brought To You By Slate…

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... What would it look like if I wanted to troll the internet just to drive up web traffic?God doesn't care if I wear daisy duke cut-offs and flip flops to mass. All that matters is that I am there to perform my liturgical dance. Michael Voris. And while I'm at it, now would be a good time to mention that I just got ordained a prophet and I am starting my own church. And I'm a lesbian. Michael Voris.What does it look like when Slate trolls the internet?Only bad people send their … [Read more...]

Cassandra Crescat …

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... Same sex marriage is the gate way drug to legalizing multi-partner marriages. And marriages between animals and people. And between people and inanimate objects. Oh, and parents and their children. Can't forget that.It's a slippery slope, I said.You're being ridiculous and paranoid, society answered back.Am I now?Introducing polygamy in the wake of same-sex marriage might not be such a bad idea, according to a writer who has criticised the “tyranny of the heterosexual c … [Read more...]

That Label Maker the Catholic Church…

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... I don't care much for labels. And I'm not just saying that because of the newest label given to me by some as Pope-Hating-Conservative Catholic. Yes, they can serve a purpose; identifying, understanding, and even unify sub-groups of things. However, in order to put ideas or persons into neat labeled groups means you must first divide them up. This dividing up into categories is contrary to the very word Catholic, which means "universal".Terry has a nice thought provoking post, as are … [Read more...]

Life Affirming Zombies…

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... I can only tell you why I love the TV series The Walking Dead so much, as everyone has their own individual reasons. Mine is for it's life affirming message. Seriously. A show about the undead is shockingly edifying. Life is precious and people can endure all manner of horrors thrown at them as long as they have hope. To not just simply survive but live.Or in the case of this short and emotionally raw clip, Cargo, to live on.It's only 7 minutes, but it's 7 minutes of the most … [Read more...]


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