Who’s going to the March For Life in DC …

... THIS GAL! And I'll be going with this gal. This will be the first time I've attended the March For Life in DC. Charlotte has a local march that I've attended before but I am very excited to be going to the big one this month. I'm also going to test my luck and see if I can get on EWTN again by gate crashing a reserve seating section in the National Shrine during one of the masses. I'm not an attention whore or anything but I know The Digital Hairshirt will talk me into it. She's the bad … [Read more...]

graphic abortion ads to air during super bowl…

... I just don't know what to say. I've blogged about the use of graphic imagery before, even losing a friendship over the matter. It still pains me, the loss of that friendship but I just can't convince myself that this is a good idea. [Warning: Link to the news story contains a video with graphic imagery - the video's still frame contains an image of an aborted baby when you open the page.]A part of me wants to consider this a victory for the pro-life movement, the other part - the mom … [Read more...]

my musical crush, Joshua Bell, releases his newest CD …

... It came out yesterday and I was as a giddy as a school girl.French Impressions offers music of Ravel, Saint-Saens and Cesar Franck. … [Read more...]

When you’re single you can have cashews and Yoohoo for dinner while watching Say Yes to the Dress and there’s no one around to remind you how fattening cashews are or how tv rots your brains…

... Having no one to impress really does have it's advantages. Today I am looking at the bright side of things. Tomorrow may be another story, but today I'm enjoying the freedom to have the TV remote to myself and to eat my dinner from a can of nuts.For the most part I'm content with where God has me right now. In between periods of contentment I have hissy fits. I hear this is normal though. Whatever mood I may be in - good, bad, or completely indifferent - I will always react poorly … [Read more...]

Ooooo, free stuff. I love free stuff. I love free stuff even more when it’s one of Melanie’s rosaries…

... Melanie, The Rosary Chic, is giving away one of her rosaries from her Trendy Traditions store. For a chance to win leave a comment on her blog or on her facebook page. I can't rave enough about her unique rosaries. Really I can't. … [Read more...]

it’s got a funky beat and the kids can dance to it…

Fr. Z rants. … [Read more...]

Suffering from a case of the Christmas blues…

... If you anything like me, you're going through maddening Christmas withdrawals and winter blahs. Well, go whiff some incense [see below] then head over to Fr. Longenecker's blog for a bit of commiserating. His post will make you smile. I promise. … [Read more...]

engaging all the senses during liturgy, a new look at incense…

... The use of incense in mass is more than pomp and meaningless ritual, as you may already be aware. Let your prayers rise up the smoke to the Heavens. Incense is also more than something that just smells nice and serves the more practical purpose of masking the stench of unwashed peasantry - as some claim. It apparently can also alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety."An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew … [Read more...]

Being a single parent isn’t so bad. There are worse things. Trust me…

... Being a single parent isn't so bad. Trust me on this one. Of course I am not advocating single parent households over the traditional model of family, which I know to be superior, but I want women who may find themselves debating abortion because they have no support from the father to know that being a single mother is not worse thing out there. Again, you'll just have to trust me.Right now you may be hearing the typical arguments from family and friends about the financial burdens … [Read more...]