taking back my saints one holiday at a time…

... Tomorrow my son will be forced to endure another classroom party and be the unwilling witness to the character assassination of good St. Valentine. When I think of what the hippies did to poor St. Francis I get angry, Jesus style.He has to bring in 18 of those little Valentine cards to share with his class and pass out to the other kids while us parents have to bring in cupcakes and pink food. I'm sure my sweet suffering child will have to make construction paper hearts and some … [Read more...]

the power of a homily…

... There are few things more detrimental to the spiritual well being of a congregation than the stand-up homily. The stand-up homily, in case you don't know, is a homily where a priest tries to get all relate-y to his congregation using jokes and pop culture references. Nothing is said that could be construed as confrontational or judgmental. It serves no purpose other than to entertain. It is really a dreadful spectacle to endure. I have no patience for the stand-up homily. It is a complacent … [Read more...]

“I woke up this morning and the Church was the shizz.” – Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic…

... Marc's right, of course. The HHS mandate, and the *cough cough* "compromise" to the mandate, has only invigorated us to rebel even further. Catholicism is, after all, the punk rock of religions.Marc writes, "...we have been rudely placed in the position of rebellion, and of the advocation of civil disobedience. To those who understand the teachings of the Church, this rebellion is nothing new, it has just been suddenly and fantastically stuck in the public eye. (Thank you, Department of … [Read more...]

how exciting it must be to be that spoon…

... Fillion Friday. … [Read more...]

this week’s column …

... where I write about sex and porn and its ruinous effects on marriage."Pornography is the absolute worst thing you can do to your marriage. A man, or even a woman, who engages in viewing pornography will gradually become less stimulated with the actual sex act. They will need to constantly feed sexual desires with increasingly graphic pornographic images. This increased sexual appetite is for porn; it is not for our spouse.Incorporating the use of pornography is as beneficial to your … [Read more...]

THIS IS CATHOLICISM…

... EWTN sues US government over Contraception Mandate, and so does Priests for Life . Cardinal Wuerl thinks we stand a solid chance at winning this fight, and the Church is always right."The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed." - King Leonidas, 300 … [Read more...]

thirsty Thursday…

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“For the good of souls, Nancy Pelosi must be denied Holy Communion and the Catholic people should be informed that she is being denied Holy Communion.”

... I am quoting Fr. Z in the above title, but I must say that if this very moment Archbishop Niederauer and Cardinal Wuerl decided to excommunicate Nancy Pelosi or deny her Communion I would stand up and loudly cheer with joy. Hell, I may even dance in place.And you can call me nasty or un-Christian for doing so all you want - but you'd be dead wrong.Warning: I am about to say "hell" a lot.First lets examine what it means when someone is excommunicated and denied Holy Communion. … [Read more...]

if you value your life please heed my advice…

... Far be it from me to give romance advice, being the old spinster that I am, but I was married once and have a blog so that makes me the expert.Dear Kindly Male Readers,Married men, practical gifts on special occasions do not bode well. Toilet plungers, ironing boards, and vacuum cleaners were never meant as Valentine's Day presents. My ex-husband bought me all three items one year; one for Valentine's Day and the others for my birthday and Christmas. To his defense I still have the … [Read more...]