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"Four Priests and 40 Members of Historic Anglican Parish will Enter Catholic Church Sunday through New Anglican Ordinariate for the United States.Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O’Brien, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, announced today that Mount Calvary Church, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and located in Baltimore, will be received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church through the newly-created Anglican Ordinariate for the United S … [Read more...]

another no-show by the Poe Toaster marks the end of the traditional vigil…

... How apropos that this should have a sad ending. … [Read more...]

Can you figure out which character each canine is…

... Volkswagen's new 2012 commercial.Starting from the bottom row, left to rightFirst Row 1- Princess Leia 2- Luke Skywalker [?] 3- Yoda [?] 4- EwokSecond Row 1- Jabba the Hutt [?] 2- Han Solo 3- Chewbacca 4- Darth VadarThird Row 1- C-3PO [?] 2- or maybe that's C-3PO 3- Then who the heck is that? … [Read more...]

let it never be said that I joined the Catholic Church for Her followers…

... There isn't a day that doesn't go by where I am not absolutely grateful for my Catholic faith. I love being a Catholic, yet there are days when being a Catholic is an extreme exercise in patience. Especially when dealing with other Catholics. We are a contentious lot.I believe with all my heart the tenets of the Catholic Church and faithfully practice them to the best of my ability - my flawed human ability. If I falter the sacrament of reconciliation is sought. I am not a perfect … [Read more...]

Tuesday tunes…

.... Angola by Cesaria Evora. … [Read more...]

Yeah but sometimes I just want a greasy fast food burger…

... Fr. Longenecker has this great post over on his blog about the often heard claim of being "spiritual but not religious". I was going to post a couple of choice quotes but I couldn't decide, so here is the entire first part of his post. If you want to read rest you have to follow the link."What's all this "spiritual but not religious" claptrap? Saying you're spiritual but not religious is like saying you love food, but hate cooking. Let's take it further. You love food but hate cooking? … [Read more...]

More on using graphic images, because clearly we are all on the same side…

... Do I think using graphic images can be an effective tool to show the real horror of abortion? Yes. Do I think they should be used any and everywhere without an iota of discretion. No. Does that make me any less of a pro-life advocate? No. Yet some would argue. There seems to exist a belief that those of us who feel using graphic images within an appropriate context are less sincere and not as pro-life.Really? We are going to start infighting among ourselves over who is the most pro-life … [Read more...]

determining who is “good enough” to receive advanced medical care…

... This is Amelia. Amelia needs a new kidney but is being denied the medical care to save her life because a committee of doctors felt Amelia was not worth saving.Please read the Rivera's heartbreaking story and pray for Amelia and her family. Also, share Amelia's story on your own blogs and on Twitter (#teamamelia) because the internet can be used for good. Even USA Today picked up the story due to the powerful word of mouth on blogs and social media.Sadly, determining who is … [Read more...]

WYD buzz…

January 16, 2011. (Romereports.com) World Youth Day in Rio is still over a year away, but some cities are already putting their name out, hoping to host the World Youth Day after Brazil. Right now the most popular city is Krakow, Poland.The WYD event following Rio 2013 is the one where I plan to take my son. We'll be joined by a friend and his family with boys the same age as mine. I'll be pleasantly surprised if Krakow is selected as the hosting city. Jesus told me to go Poland after … [Read more...]