We’re Experiencing Technical Difficulties…

... I want to take this moment and firstly thank all my wonderful, patient friends who endured a barrage of technical questions like "what's an intel" as I try and navigate the overwhelming sea of information out there.My only access to the internet at this point in my work pc and I can't use this during the working hours of the day. I can use it at night, like I'm doing right now, if I want to stay late after work but who really wants to hang around in an empty office. The heat … [Read more...]

Christmas Midnight Mass, Wimps Need Not Apply…


... Or maybe that Survivor reality series show would be a better analogy. First one to fall asleep in the pews gets voted off. In which case I was one of the first ones down. The incense dried out my eyes and the chant had the same lulling effect as an airplance engine. Don't get me wrong. The mass was beautiful. Last night I visited a church I hadn't been to in years and the changes the new priests have instituted are vaste liturgical and spiritual improvements. Kudos to you, good padres. So my … [Read more...]

He’s dead, Jim….


... Requiscat in pace, dear laptop. You served me well these long years. But since you don't have a soul my mourning period will be brief. I'm sure you understand. Finding your replacement is of the utmost importance. This thing I'm typing on now, a fifteen year old netbook with an outdated vesion of IE, doesn't have spell check! The grammar nazis will eat me alive! So you see my delimma.Ok, computer geeks. I need your help. What do you think of the Surface? I'm desparate for computer … [Read more...]

I don’t know how they do it…

father ted christmas special

... After mass this morning, Father made announcements indicating when mass times were for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Whew. Priests work hard, y'all. Four masses Christmas Day and three masses Christmas Eve. I guess it's not all fine wine and exotic cruises. It really is a good thing we keep the party going during Christmastide or our priests may never have the chance to put their feet up and drink some eggnog.In case you ever took your priests for granted, it is their tireless … [Read more...]

Dear God, you do fantastic work…


... bellissimo! … [Read more...]

Good Atheist, Bad Atheist. Good Christian, Bad Christian…


... Yes. There exists people that fall into each category and if you're looking to validate your preconceived ideas about one group finding that validation is easy to do. We see what we seek. If we are looking for examples to cast Christians in a negative light or are looking to vilify atheists finding conclusive evidence supporting either is quite easy to do.It's easy for me to immerse myself in Catholic blogs and media and from inside my bubble think the whole world is Catholic and … [Read more...]

Jennnifer Fulwiler’s Minor Revisions…


... So last night I got a sneak peak preview of Jennifer Fulwiler's new reality series, Minor Revisions. It airs tonight at 8pm on NET New York. It's okay if your cable provided does have access to NETNY you can watch it streaming here.If you're not familiar with Jennifer where have you been? No, seriously. She's everywhere where people dabble in Catholic. Just check out her bio. All that and she home-schools five kids.It seems like the cool thing to say is you hate reality series … [Read more...]

Now Archbishop Gaenswein…

Pope Benedict XVI personal secretary Monsignor Georg Gaenswein smiles as he arrives  on the Popemobile for the Wednesday general audience at Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

(Vatican Radio) The Holy Father on Friday named Monsignor Georg Gänswein as Prefect of the Pontifical Household, at the same time elevating him to the titular see of Urbisaglia with the title of Archbishop. [Source] … [Read more...]

Advent Wreath DIY – Trial By Fire …


... I've long since given up the self destructive habit of comparing myself to crafty moms, those MacGyver's of Motherhood. I've burned enough meals, killed enough plants and set enough household items on fire to know my limitations. In the evolutionary nature in which God made us humans, I've learned to adapt.It is through these adaptations that I've learned quite a few perfectly acceptable short cuts, because there's really nothing wrong with "good enough", especially when it comes to … [Read more...]