An American Pope, blah blah blah…

... And you just made the Holy Spirit laugh. An American pope? I'm against it, as Terry Nelson is so fond of saying. Mr. Nelson - who if you don't already, should be reading his blog daily - explains why he has such an aversion to the idea of an American pope. An aversion we share. He writes;It seems to me we Americans get ourselves caught up in cheering 'candidates' on as if it were a competition or a campaign for political office - which is precisely why I would never want an American as … [Read more...]

Conclave Coverage, The Holy Spirit Is Not Impressed …

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... Everything about this papal conclave has me completely fascinated. I can't recall, but was there this much internet coverage in 2005? I distinctly remember dragging an old black and white television from our office kitchen to watch at my desk while I worked. My boss is such a patient man. I also recall cursing that old thing because all smoke looks white on a little black and white tv screen. That was about as technical as things got, for me anyway, the last time the conclave met. My how … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Conclave Begins Tuesday March 12, 2013…

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... This just in! Set your phones and news feed to notify you immediately of the following keywords "white smoke" and "Habemus Papam". For liberal media sources use keywords "still no women's ordination" and "back to the dark ages".Image source; Zenit News AgencyGot Conclave? Yes, there's an app for that. … [Read more...]

I Can’t Stand It…

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My decision to forgo the exercise of active ministry, does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences and so on. I do not abandon the cross, but remain in a new way near to the Crucified Lord. I no longer wield the power of the office for the government of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, within St. Peter’s bounds. St. Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, shall be a great example in this for me. He s … [Read more...]

So You Want To Be Pope…

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That Awkward Moment When You Realize You’re A Lot Like Javert…

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... Having seen Les Misérables no less than three times I am now ready to write a little something about the movie. Not a review, more like personal reflections, since the movie is a personal experience. First experiencing Les Miserables on Broadway as a little girl poor Éponine broke my heart and Javert terrified me. In the raging teenage years of my youth I felt every pang of unrequited love Éponine had for Marius. I disliked Cosette out of jealousy. The adult Cosette, even now, leaves me with … [Read more...]

Everyday Porn…

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... I watched the Super Bowl up to a point. Probably the worst point; the half time show.Remember when this type of behavior was strictly reserved for seedy bars with blacked out windows? Street walker is high fashion now, don't you know. Isn't she a mother?And food porn. Really? I've seen people doing this in restaurants, taking photos of their food to share on social media. Apparently this phenomenon has become a real problem and dining establishments want to ban the practice. … [Read more...]

Year of Faith Bucket List…

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... Or, things my good intention-ed self will attempt to do but probably fail at miserably. Yet some of these things are really good ideas so I thought I'd share them anyway. And really, if you only manage a few, that's something right?Catholic activities and opportunities that will hopefully inspire you, and maybe even challenge you, to grow in your Catholic faith. Please keep this bucket list and check off all the items that you or your family members are able to accomplish over the … [Read more...]

Well, at least the wardrobe will keep me entertained…

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... Oh, my gosh. Did you watch it?! It's nice to see Thomas back to his old tricks. And pathetic, desperate Edith; the poor dear. But the real reason we all tuned in this evening was for the cat fight...and the clothes, of course.But I could tell this season is going to be as melodramatic-y and soap opera-ish as last season the minute that British Lord slipped the potato farmer chauffeur, Tom, a roofie. Really? Someone gets slipped a roofie in the season premier? That's … [Read more...]


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