la mujer come arroz y el perro no es nadar…

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... I decided to take advantage of the significant discount offered by Rosetta Stone and purchase myself an early Christmas present. So you will now be subjected to my critique of the Rosetta Stone product and various incoherent posts published in mutilated Spanglish. Amigos queridos, please forgive me while I butcher learn your language.Originally I wanted to learn Italian in preparation of the day when Paolo Giovanni and I run off and live happily ever after in our terra cotta colored … [Read more...]

All American Propaganda, advertiser spending and other things that make my eyes roll…

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... Seems like Lowe's is getting some heat over their decision to pull advertising from TLC's show 'All-American Muslim'.Some State Senator is looking to make a name for himself and waste everyone's time and money by threatening to take legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. "The senator vowed to look into whether Lowe's violated any California laws and said he would also consider drafting a senate resolution condemning the company's … [Read more...]

theological justifications for austere churches…

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... I'm truly blessed to be a member of a wonderful parish. I enjoy inviting friends and family members, Catholic and not, to church with me. Their reaction is always the same, "What a beautiful church!".Last night I was discussing with my step-mom, who's Greek Orthodox, the terrible state of my Abuelita's parish in Virginia. They've removed the kneelers and the only thing decorating the walls is a single felt banner with the name of the parish glue-gunned on with felt lettering. I guess … [Read more...]

Fillion Friday…

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His fists are not The Hammer, you know. … [Read more...]

messaged received…

... You met Elizabeth Scalia Wednesday evening at a parish in NJ. She passed along your message to me. And Mark, I love you too. … [Read more...]

This Friday’s column on why the Haute Sphere is an epic fail…

"When the likeness of Christ is removed and replaced with some abstract thing, the artist has removed the concrete visual reminder that God so loved us he humbly manifested as man for our salvation. Gone is an entire half of His duel nature. Christ was fully human and fully divine. Not fully 24-karat gold sphere and fully divine."Haute Sphere" is an epic fail, except in one respect: by rendering the birth of Our Lord in a manner so arcane and indistinguishable, the artist has given powerful … [Read more...]

Ad Gaudia, ad Jubila

... Charlotte Chamber Music has a First Tuesday concert every month. This is a free event and a chance to enjoy some splendid music performed by the areas most talented musicians. This particular piece is from the December 6th concert at First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. If you can, I strongly recommend stopping by one evening. I've never been disappointed. … [Read more...]

defining boys and the fallacy of “gender equality”…

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... The sociology, not to mention the politics, behind "gender equality" can be an incredibly complex subject matter. In fact, there are entire courses devoted to it's study in college. You can even get on of those oh-so-useful degrees in Gender Studies then Occupy something in protest of being unemployable due to your own poor academic choices.Now imagine taking this subject and trying to teach it to children, say eight years old like my son. Of course, due to it's complexities, 'gender … [Read more...]

on this day…

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... Some exciting news for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Simcha Fisher had her baby this morning, little Benedicta Maribel. Also, seminarian Michael Duffy is being ordained a deacon.Deo gratias. … [Read more...]


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