But It’s Still Christmas…

... I used to think the saddest sight was a discarded Christmas tree on the curb the day after Christmas. Nope. I was wrong.The saddest thing ever was watching my neighbor remove his exterior lights at 3pm on Christmas Day. … [Read More...]


I Regret Nothing…

... Gratuitous Doctor Who stick comic.For no other reason other than I can. … [Read More...]

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Alice Cooper, the dedicated follower of Christ…

... When I hear the name 'Alice Cooper' I associate it with all those awkward, angst ridden teenage years I made my poor mom endure.Now when I hear the name 'Alice Cooper' I think dedicated follower of Christ.Wait, what?Alice Cooper says he loves God but doesn’t want to become a ‘celebrity’ believer.The father of shock rock whose music and stage antics have outraged parents for more than 30 years told how the fear of hell turned him to God.Alice Cooper, who sang about necrophilia and chopped up baby dolls during his concerts, said that although he continues to record and tour with a theatrical horror-style show, “My life is dedicated to follow Christ.” [SOU … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, Should I Try Online Dating Sites…

... It's holiday party season time. You know what that means? 'Tis the season to be constantly reminded that I am alone. Always alone. As if I could forget.Alone at mass...and at social gatherings.Alone.Google ads and evil email spam bots started targeting me over two months ago -- join today and reserve your 33% off discount to, click here to activate your free trial of, or try the #1 dating site for singles now at itsbetterthandrinkingalone.comOnly I have a dog, so technically I never drink alone.Since I've written about online dating in the past that makes me an expert.* And because I … [Read More...]

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Midnight Mass. NO!

... I am just gonna go ahead and say this, but I was actually kind of glad my son was getting over the flu and still feeling too icky to go to midnight mass this Christmas. I got to bed last night at a respectable 11:45 pm on Christmas Eve for the first time in a decade. Typically I don't make it to bed before 3:00 am.I know midnight mass is a long standing and lovely tradition of the Church that all good and pious Catholics manage to adore. Good and pious Catholics being key.This is me here.For me, midnight mass is the … [Read More...]


A Gentle Reminder…

... Now is the time of year where I gently remind everyone that just because my nickname is "Kat" doesn't mean I actually like cats. For your physical safety please refrain from buying or sending me anything feline related.That is all. … [Read More...]


The Stages of A Praying Single Person…

... Single people are bombarded with advice on how to fix their situation constantly. This advice is always given in stages. When one fails we're encouraged to move on to the next. Below are the stages of prayer advice, in order, that we most often hear.1) Novenas.Someone always has a story to tell you about the time they prayed this novena or that and implored the intercession of a saint and then BAM, they meet their future spouse the very next day. Like Bigfoot sightings, I doubt the authenticity of these accounts.2) Catholic Dating WebsitesThis one is tricky and deceiving because it works. Sometimes. In fact I can name a handful of married couples who … [Read More...]


When prayer seems pointless…

The most frustrating thing I find about praying is it's lack of immediate results. Or rather, what I perceive as a lack of results. I've gotten so accustomed to instantaneous feedback that when I don't see the fruits of prayer right away I become frustrated.Then there is praying for your enemies.In most cases "enemies" are just your typical run of the mill jerk faces one encounters on any given day. They are the difficult people we are forced to interact with and who we'd rather drink poison than pray for.But we pray for them anyway. We pray that Baby Jesus makes them nicer or that whatever it is causing them to behave like jerk-faces ceases to be a factor … [Read More...]


Sweet Baby Cheeses…

... A truly craptastic, yet utterly creative, nativity scene. … [Read More...]


Santa Claus versus St. Nick…

... Every now and again I hear someone refer to Santa Claus as St. Nick.Santa and St. Nick are two very different individuals. Here, let me help you distinguish between the two.St. Nick aka St. Nicholas of Myra1) An actual real live person 2) Celebrated and recognized saint in Catholicism and Orthodoxy 3) Known for kicking ass and taking names4) Actually gave to the poor 5) Imprisoned for his faithSanta Claus1) Totally fictional character of dubious pagan and *gasp* Protestant origin that never existed and reportedly watches children sleep, has an eating disorder, and runs a labor factory filled with midget slaves. To reiterate, one … [Read More...]