default dating…

... for the most part I am happily single. I enjoy time with my family and friends and not dating keeps things remarkably uncomplicated and free of the dramatic histrionics typically associated with dating. When I really put my mind to it I can convince myself that introducing a male love interest into my social circle would upset the delicate balance of my universe. Bluntly, I am set in my ways. Damn, I sound old. Naturally, my main focus has always been my son. I have to think of both our … [Read more...]

on senility…

... I really enjoy blogging. Even when I had that scare once; the realization that I will ultimately be judged for everything I say and write. Yikes. Now there's a sobering thought. I can only apologize for my words and remove regrettable posts so often before the lesson sinks in. The lesson; there are certain community standards that one must adhere to. I used to think being an individual and 'free thinker' meant I could say whatever I want regardless of who may be hurt. It was my opinion and I … [Read more...]

prayer requests…

... physical illnesses are such a nasty thing. You can be angry you are sick but really, who can you be mad at? It's not like it's a wrong that has been inflicted on you by some one else. Illness just happens. No one is to blame. A lot of times, with diseases, you are also left completely dependent on other people. This can be especially difficult if you are used to being completely self sufficient. I think this is why Christians handle disease better than atheists. Christians never really … [Read more...]

fine art friday…

... What?!?! This is fine art. Might fine indeed. … [Read more...]

calling connoisseurs of Saints…

... I need your help for a project I am working on. Get your thinking caps on. … [Read more...]

Catholic Magpies…

... most of us aren't Carthusians or Trappists. The normal lay Catholic hasn't reach such levels of spiritual discipline. So tell me why, why, why do so many liturgists and church decorators think we need to have such an austere worship environment? I get accused all the time of Catholic Snobbery. I idolize the ritual of liturgy. The pretty is more important to me than the prayers of the mass. I think it's been clearly established, and well documented, I have spiritual ADD and the attention … [Read more...]

in the end it was the Children’s Mass that drove me away…

... I just couldn't take it anymore. My son has been singing in the Children's Choir at a local parish for close to year. If you never been to a Children's Mass at your parish then God bless your fortunate soul. If you have, then you know. At these masses the children are called to the front of the church and sit crossed legged on the floor while they get their very own special sermon. It's ludicrous. Kids are already told every day in school their self esteem and self importance is more valued … [Read more...]

trailer for the book “The Church and the New Media” …

Just check out this list of amazing contributors. … [Read more...]

Diocese of Charlotte event…

Sacred Relics Of The Saints: Treasures Of The Church St. Ann Parish presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Saturday July 16 at 5:30pm (following the 4:30 pm Mass). Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects. He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Ann, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux, St.Francis of Assisi, St. … [Read more...]


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