St. Lucy…

... I'm wondering how gruesome I should get with the class project at my son's public school. This week they are learning how different cultures celebrate Christmas. Surprisingly, they've also included St. Nicholas Day and Las Posadas. I was volunteered to organize the St. Lucy's Day craft. Here is what they recommend... a little bland for my taste. I'm thinking cakes that look like eyeballs, lots of candles and fire, and a nice heart warming story about martyrdom and preserving virginity. … [Read more...]

tonsure Tuesday…

... The tonsure; the first punk rock haircut symbolizing the renunciation of the world. To learn more about the tonsure, read here.Photo source: NLM, I strongly suggest you follow the link for more exquisite photos. … [Read more...]

La Virgen de Guadalupe…

‎"Am I not here, I, who am your Mother?" … [Read more...]

if only it were this simple…

Hat Tip to Señor Joseph Susanka por es muy hilarantes video. … [Read more...]

la mujer come arroz y el perro no es nadar…

... I decided to take advantage of the significant discount offered by Rosetta Stone and purchase myself an early Christmas present. So you will now be subjected to my critique of the Rosetta Stone product and various incoherent posts published in mutilated Spanglish. Amigos queridos, please forgive me while I butcher learn your language.Originally I wanted to learn Italian in preparation of the day when Paolo Giovanni and I run off and live happily ever after in our terra cotta colored … [Read more...]

All American Propaganda, advertiser spending and other things that make my eyes roll…

... Seems like Lowe's is getting some heat over their decision to pull advertising from TLC's show 'All-American Muslim'.Some State Senator is looking to make a name for himself and waste everyone's time and money by threatening to take legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. "The senator vowed to look into whether Lowe's violated any California laws and said he would also consider drafting a senate resolution condemning the company's … [Read more...]

theological justifications for austere churches…

... I'm truly blessed to be a member of a wonderful parish. I enjoy inviting friends and family members, Catholic and not, to church with me. Their reaction is always the same, "What a beautiful church!".Last night I was discussing with my step-mom, who's Greek Orthodox, the terrible state of my Abuelita's parish in Virginia. They've removed the kneelers and the only thing decorating the walls is a single felt banner with the name of the parish glue-gunned on with felt lettering. I guess … [Read more...]

Fillion Friday…

His fists are not The Hammer, you know. … [Read more...]

messaged received…

... You met Elizabeth Scalia Wednesday evening at a parish in NJ. She passed along your message to me. And Mark, I love you too. … [Read more...]