St. Ja’liqua…

... Good grief, we need to get some new saints canonized quick because it seems like we Catholics all name our kids the same thing. I like traditional names and all, but there are nine boys all named Thomas between Boy Scouts, school and choir. … [Read more...]

I’m not sure which is sadder…

... the realization that I am too old to attend World Youth Day or the fact I am attending the event virtually. Maybe it's a combination of the two. Probably more of the first though. … [Read more...]

wanderlust Wednesday…

Venice, Italy. … [Read more...]

Question of the day…

... is there anything Catholics won't fight about? … [Read more...]

unplug me please…

... why do people send me emails about angels and Jesus's love then threaten me with bad luck if I don't foward it to ten people? Isn't that voodoo?And what in holy hell compelled me to subscribe to WND? It's like a cloud of doom that follows me around and is delivered straight to my fingertips no matter where I go or hour of the day. There's no escaping the petitions, online appeals, conspiracy theories and discount offers to purchase tin foil hats.My work even comes to bed with me every … [Read more...]

Apollinary Vasnetsov…

... In the Shade of the Demyanovo Lime-Trees, c. 1907 … [Read more...]

Rosaries for sale…

... when I can, I prefer to purchase goods from Catholic merchants. I am always more than happy to suggest a merchant's wares here. I don't get paid for advertising and I don't get a percentage of their sales. If you are a merchant and would appreciate a little free exposure, drop me a line. I am going to be compiling a list of links on my sidebar for Catholic merchants.This particular rosary maker did not ask me, but she's The Ironic Catholic's sister-in-law and her rosaries are very … [Read more...]

Camino de Santiago…

... so my doctor said I need to get more exercise and apparently the energy exerted lifting gin to my lips doesn't count.Taking me to task, she challenged me to write down all the fun things I like to do hoping to turn them into opportunities for exercise. The verdict is still out on how many calories one can burn firing off a few rounds at the shooting range. We settled on walking and biking.I don't mind walking as long as I am going somewhere. My efforts have to produce an end goal for me … [Read more...]

I am Superman and I can do anything…

... Well, no. Not exactly. I have limitations regardless of my developed immunity to Kryptonite.One such limitation is that I am not a man. I can never be a man. And despite what my Feminist Theory professor believed, I can't replace a man. This limitation prevents me from being a father. I can't even pretend to be one.If you are a single mother pretending to be both mother and father to your child, stop it. Stop it now. Quit being so hard on yourself. You don't have to pretend to be a … [Read more...]


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