Tuesday Tunes In Scottish Brogue …


... If it's possible to fall in love with the sound of a voice I would totally would marry Scott Hutchison's accent. I know Mumford & Sons is all the rage, but this band, in my lofty not so humble opinion, blows them out of the water and have been doing so for a lot longer. So there.Truth be told, if you stuck any man in a beard and gave him a Scottish accent I'd be instantly in love. Except Obama. And probably Michael Moore. Yes, definitely Michael Moore. There's just no cure for … [Read more...]

Cake Will Kill You. No Seriously, It Will KILL You…


... Diets suck. They suck because they remind us there's a flaw in our physical well being. And being physically healthy is work. Sin sucks too for the same reason in that because of it we are reminded of the flaws our in own human nature. Sin effects our spiritual well being and makes us spiritually unhealthy. Not only that, being free from the grasp of sin is hard work too. Nothing is every easy. And if it tastes good and we are tempted it's probably horrible for us.You may have issues … [Read more...]

Shameless Begging, Such is a Mother’s Love…


UPDATED: 3/25/13 @ 11:21 a.m.I have met my goal! You can stop donating now!I was able to share the exciting news with The Boy this morning that he is indeed going to camp. And first thing this morning I got in touch with the pack leader and let him know. You should have seen him, my son not the pack leader, all excited and jumping around. You guys made that possible. For that you have my sincerest most heartfelt thanks for your generosity. I am completely overwhelmed by the outpouring. … [Read more...]

Put A Pope On It …

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... You know how an establishment identifies itself as "hipster friendly"... they put a bird on it. The practice was popularized by the show Portlandia.Hipster 1: Oh my god, I LOVE your tote bag, where did you get it? Hipster 2: Oh this thing? I just bought it for $75 at Brooklyn Flea but it was so boring until I put a bird on it! Hipster 1: You should sell it on Etsy!You'll see them here in Charlotte and Asheville; hipster clothing and "thrift" stores with a bird decal in the store … [Read more...]

The “Libretto” For The Installation on Tuesday…


... A link of interest for your consideration. Click on the image to view the entire pdf.H/T Elizabeth Scalia. … [Read more...]

Cardinal Mahony, Suddenly an Authority on Examples of Humility…


... Someone needs point out the irony of him tweeting about church simplicity and humility. How much did that monolith the Taj Mahony cost your diocese, Mahony? #practicewhatutweetThe prices for some cathedral furnishings have also caused consternation. $5 million was budgeted for the altar, the main bronze doors cost $3 million, $2 million was budgeted for the wooden ambo (lectern) and $1 million for the tabernacle. $1 million was budgeted for the cathedra (bishop's chair), $250,000 … [Read more...]

HABEMUS PAPAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Can you believe it?! We have a pope right away!And the people rejoiced! Now we wait for Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran will walk out onto the balcony at St. Peters and say:“Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum; Habemus Papam.” (“I announce to you a great joy; We have a Pope.”)“Eminentissimum ac reverndissiumum Dominum, Dominum [First Name].” (“The most eminent and most reverend Lord, Lord [First Name].”)When you hear that first name, click here. … [Read more...]

Gonna Have To Do It The Old Fashioned Way – How To Make The Best of Your Pope Watch Coverage…


... spending hours staring at a smoke stack. If you were relying on Pope Alarm to alert you of the appearance of white smoke, I am sad to report you may get the news as much as eight hours after the fact. My Pope Alarm text message was received at 10:34 PM EST. No pope, it said. Ya think? In all fairness, their servers might be overwhelmed.So it's back to staring at a chimney. It's ok, though. This way is preferable. The sense of anticipation and hopeful longing as the Catholic community … [Read more...]

Retaining the Mystery of the Conclave…


Marc Barnes says it beautifully...I love being Catholic, not only for the vast horizons the Church opens before my searching eyes and thirsting heart, but also for the mighty, wooden doors she closes in front of my inquiring nose. That the Church dares — in a world nauseous with false egalitarianism — to declare things too holy to be dressed in anything but a finery I cannot afford, a secrecy I cannot know, and a reverence I can only hope to attain — all this convinces me that she alone is th … [Read more...]