Introducing The Crescat 2.0…

... I know how you all feel about change. Well, it's not that bad. It's not like I converted to Sufism, changed my voter registration to 'Democrat' and started kicking puppies! It's just a simple change of address. And for those who care to stop by and visit, I can be found at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat/My twice monthly column can be found here; http://www.patheos.com/About-Patheos/Katrina-Fernandez.html And for those nay sayers who likened it to a marriage made in hell, I welcome … [Read more...]

Settling in…

Would you just look at this place!

... like any other moving day, you've stumbled upon me surrounded by moving boxes and in a state of disarray. Welcome to my new home! Make yourself at home while I unpack. For regular readers following me over from Blogger and new readers alike, I offer a hearty 'Welcome'.I am very excited about this new transition and once I figure out the nuances of Word Press things should be off quite swimmingly. In the meantime, pardon my hiccups and burps.For new readers, I invite you to check out … [Read more...]

it’s a mystery to me…

... It's hard to fathom that I've been plunking away at this blog since fall of 2006. With the exception of my son, this blog is the only thing that I have devoted this much time to consistently, and with any measure of success. I've never had a pet this long. They all run away. I've never even kept a plant alive and thriving more than 4 months. The very fact that this blog is still in existence is a minor miracle. After six years of being on blogger I am thrilled to announce that this blog will … [Read more...]

Beware of the celebrity priesthood…

... "The principal tasks of a priest are to say Mass and hear confessions. The Cure d’Ars was famous because he was a great confessor. Padre Pio was famous because he received the stigmata and was a great confessor. Twenty-first century priests become famous merely if they are seen on television often enough. I can’t think of any living priest, save Benedict XVI, who is famous for the great care he takes in saying Mass or hearing confessions." -Dorothy CummingsRead the full article here. … [Read more...]

Drum roll, please …

... So without further ado, I would like to announce the winners of the 2011 Catholic Cannonball Awards in their respective categories...Best Blog by a Religious; Fr. Longenecker's Standing on My HeadBest Political Blog; Adrienne's Catholic Corner More Catholic Than the Pope; Real Catholic TV Best Armchair Theologian; Little Catholic BubbleBest Visual Treat; Betty Beguiles Most Church Militant; It's a tie! Defend Us in Battle, and Cleansing Fire Best New Kid on the Block; Heart For GodBest Blog … [Read more...]

I can’t keep a secret worth a damn…

... you've probably noticed a decline in the frequency of blog posts lately. I'll let you in on a little secret. The Crescat will be moving soon. The big official announcement will be made the end of next week. Until then I will let you speculate where I'll end up. So what does that means for you? It means no more fanciful phrases like "bat shit crazy". It means proper grammar and proof reading. Other than that, it will be the same blog, with the same name, and the same humor. So that's … [Read more...]

voting…

... polls will be closing Sunday @ midnight. Winners will be announced the following Monday. So you have exactly 2 days left to vote often, Chicago style mob rules. While on the subject, I think this year I will retire the annual awards. Six years is a good run but I feel interest is waning, at least on my part. Maybe I will come up with something better. We'll see how I feel in the morning. … [Read more...]

sunlit beds…

... Paul G. Oxborough c.1965 … [Read more...]

shameless blegging…

... I hate to do it but sometimes these things are necessary. And it's for a good cause. I promise. Please, kind readers, take a moment to see my appeal at the top of the sidebar. Update 9/20/11: Thank you all for your kindness! I appreciate every donation and your support of me, my son and the Scouting organization! … [Read more...]


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