the rise of WebMD Catholicism…

... You should take a moment to read Matt Emerson's fantastic article."the notion of WebMD Catholicism helps frame a second concern: Faced with this multiplying number of sources, one might ask: Does the availability of information seduce us too quickly to believe that we can accurately understand and diagnose the theological and liturgical questions we face? Put another way, what has become of, or how do we make sense of, the notion of expertise among those who profess an interest in what … [Read more...]

prayers for the dead…

... a cemetery in Warsaw, Poland.I haven't been to adoration in awhile. I think I will remedy that this evening and take The Boy. I am going with the specific intention to pray for the dead. If you have anyone special you'd like me to remember and add to my own prayers I would gladly do so. Reply in the comments or shoot me an email at the_crescat@yahoo.com. … [Read more...]

nun gazing…

A nun prays after Communion as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass Nov. 3 in St. Peter's Basilica in memory of cardinals and bishops who died in the past year. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) … [Read more...]

evil loneliness…

... I hate when you are going about your day, minding your own business and being perfectly content, when suddenly you're overwhelmed by some completely out-of-the-blue and irrational emotion.Tonight I am being visited by that nagging old bitty, Loneliness. If Loneliness actually had a corporeal body I imagine she'd be wearing a tattered and wrinkled wedding dress with whiskey stains and cigarette burns in the veil. She also would sound like Kathleen Turner. Oh my.No doubt, being single … [Read more...]

Potpourri of Popery…

Pope Benedict XVI holds a reliquary given as a gift by a priest during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican, November 2, 2011

... Pope Benedict XVI holds a reliquary given as a gift to him from a priest during his November 2nd general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican.Photo attribution: (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Nov. 2, 2011) © 2011 Catholic News Service … [Read more...]

Mumford & Sons newest song…

... I am endlessly smitten with Mumford & Sons. Their lyrics are drawn from literary influences like Shakespeare, Steinbeck, and the Bible. A common theme in their music is grace and redemption but they are not considered Christian Rock musicians though many associate them as such. Regardless, you won't hear them played on any Christian Radio station... mostly because Christian Radio plainly sucks.No auto-tune hear, folks. Just intelligent song writing and real instrumental talent. So … [Read more...]

November …

NunsOfferingPrayers

... November is another one of my favorite months. It has everything; cooler weather, crisp air, colorful foliage and clear skies. Liturgically it’s also a very lively month.Coming off the sugar high of Halloween, November starts off with one of my favorite traditions, Dia de Los Muertos, which celebrates the holy days of All Saints and Souls Day Latino style. These feasts and celebrations form the perfect marriage of my two ethnicities.Followed by this, you have Christ the King, the P … [Read more...]

candy for dinner…

candy

... Diabetes ho! … [Read more...]

Molto Bello Monday…

It's a toss up between the fancy stockings, the shiny helmet and those smoldering brown eyes.

... or would it be Malta Monday? … [Read more...]


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