Sacrilage

You Get the Eucharist. And You Get the Eucharist. Everybody Gets the Eucharist…

... So there's this video of the Eucharist getting passed around like a common snack chip at the papal mass during the pope's visit to the Philippines.Good God, people.Even when I was a simple protestant we had more respect for the symbol of communion than some Catholics have for the reality of it.In the past, as a member of a local non-denominational community church we only had communion on special occasions and it was a very big deal to us. Granted it was a very big symbolic deal, but still one we treated with respect because of what is symbolized.And then you got some Catholics, who treat the reality of Christ's presence in the Eucharist like... … [Read More...]

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Pro Life Ninjas Make Annual Trek to Nations Capital…

... I didn't get to make it to this year's March For Life. But, like every year, apparently no one else does either.Crowd image from Catholic World Report, 2013 … [Read More...]

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Pope on a Plane. Everyone Panic…

... Look what happens when I turn my back for one lousy moment.Vatican III, something about rabbit breeders and climbing border walls. I mean, really, internet. Go home, you're drunk.In other words, the pope got on a plane and someone handed him a microphone, and we all know he's never met a microphone he didn't like. … [Read More...]

C'mon you know you though he was wearing a snuggy too

Papal Snuggie coming to the Catholic Gift Shop Nearest You…

... You know I've always remarked on how stylish Catholics typically are, with our man lace, shiny red shoes, and impeccable vestments.What? Like you weren't thinking it too.. . .obligatory legalities - Image on television source. … [Read More...]

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Those Unfriendly Catholics…

... One time I was at mass when a friend interrupted my prayer to chat me up. I was like, "Really lady, leave me alone. I don't come to mass to be all social and junk. Mass is about Jesus, get away from me, can't you see I'm praying here?"Fast forward a few months later and I'm complaining, "Gee, Catholics sure are an unfriendly bunch. No one even says hello anymore. These people suck."See, the problem we have with church is rarely actually about the Church, the parish, or even other Catholics. Nine times out of ten we're the problem.St. Jerome, patron saint of miserable grouches, pray for us. … [Read More...]

I'm feeling stabby now though

Five Hours of Real Estate Math Later…

... I'm feeling pretty stabby now though. … [Read More...]

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Help End Blogger Poverty…

Your donation will help end the suffering of one blogger who will no longer have to worry about meeting a page view quota for an entire month.During that time, the blogger you sponsor can devote her time to studying to pass her NC state board real estate Broker exam.Whaddya say?Help ease my suffering this month so I can devote more time to study, please? … [Read More...]

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Places Where It’s Acceptable to Celebrate Using a Theme…

... School dances have themes.YesMasses do not.NoInspired by Fr. E. … [Read More...]

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Begone, You Wilted Bane of My Existence. I Can Still Celebrate Christmas Without You…

... I couldn't take it anymore. The tree had to go.Christmas. More like chrismess. Needles and dead greenery everywhere. And the crippled, pathetic thing kept tipping over.Now don't mistake me. I'm no Grinch, typically I'm a Christmas purists who keeps her tree up at least until Epiphany. I tried keeping all the decorations up until Candlemas one year but, oh, the fire hazard.I just don't get how dead, shriveled greenery is supposed to recall the birth of Christ. I suppose in that sense I can see the allure of fake trees, if fake trees weren't such an unholy abomination that makes the Baby Jesus Weep.This is the year I've decided you don't need picture … [Read More...]

Jan 1st

Older and Wiser…

... It's hard to believe my son is almost a teenager. It seems like just yesterday I was able to get away with lying that I got him fireworks for his birthday.Happy birthday, Kiddo. Mama loves ya. … [Read More...]


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