Wake Up and Welcome Back…

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... Begone acedia. Begone sullenness. Self pity. Ennui. Shoo. Away with thee!I just remembered I am Catholic. Damn Catholic. A nun gazing, hymn loving, incense is the best smell in the world Catholic. A proud to be and grateful that She'd have me Catholic.Why the sudden change in mood? Because I suddenly caught myself effortlessly praying in the middle of the day for no real discernible reason. Yeah, that one shocked me too. And it was with that shock that I finally woke up.I AM … [Read more...]

Rape is NOT Entertainment…

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... Dear Folks Over At HBO and the Directors/Writers/Producers of Game of Thrones;We get it. Bad guys do bad things. I think it's quite fair to say that at this point in the series we, the viewers, have a very clear sense of who these bad guys are and what they are capable of doing (Hint - very bad things).We don't need to see a rape with every.single.episode to illustrate just how bad these bad guys are. I can go one whole hour without seeing a naked pair of breasts or a woman being … [Read more...]

I wish I could care but I don’t…

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... Today was Divine Mercy Sunday and I didn't even realize it till later in the day. I mean I knew it was, it just slipped my mind. Also, some popes were canonized today and I tried to watch the coverage on EWTN but it was a JPII marathon extravaganza and I just got bored. Not that I have anything against JPII, I just wondered if they realized more than one pope was being canonized, that's all.Plus, I was supposed to be there and I was feeling all Rome sick and junk. Till I saw the crowds … [Read more...]

A Husband Who Asks For A Divorce and the Wife Who Doesn’t Buy it…

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... I've been married and unhappy. I've been single and unhappy too. I've even been in perfectly wonderful relationships and been utterly miserable. There have been times in my life where I have been more successful and financially better off than other times and I can count instances of unhappiness there as well.That's because my unhappiness had zero, zilch, nothing to do with the external factors of my life during those times. Running away from responsibilities never made me happier, … [Read more...]

Noah, you so crazy…

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... So I saw the movie Noah.Good Lord, what a ghastly mess.I'm no theologian but somehow I don't recall reading about Noah's bloodthirsty, psychopathic, stab all the babies tendencies.But it wasn't all bad. Noah was entertaining enough with decent special effects. My absolute favorite part of the movie was when the stone giants protected the Hobbits.Wait. What movie is this again?OK, so it wasn't the worst movie I ever saw. That honor belongs to Apocalypto, the … [Read more...]

13 Year Old Falconer Hunts With Golden Eagle…

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... I love birds. I always have. They're funny little creatures that God gifted with flight. I imagine they're one of His favorite creations. To me they represent total detachment from the world. Birds possess a freedom we'll never attain until death -- a complete dependency on God to care for their needs.Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them."That and they can fly. Flying's pretty cool. … [Read more...]

Belated Birthday Wishes…

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... Yesterday marked the 87th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI. I sure do miss him. … [Read more...]

Blah blah blah-biddy blah…

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... When I went to my old church my lack of enthusiasm could be blamed on the environment -- a church that didn't look like a church, no ornamentation, terrible music, and those horrible stand up comily acts (comedy + homily).All that has changed now. I'm at the perfect parish. Beautiful church-y ornamentation. Check. Fantastic and relevant homilies. Check. Lovely chant. Check.So what gives? Why the feeling that it's all joyless and perfunctory? It's like I'm in a constant struggle … [Read more...]

Palm Sunday…

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Readings, about Palm Sunday, and Pope Francis on Palm Sunday. … [Read more...]


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