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...]

please stop talking…

... adoration frustrates me. So does the rosary. It's all that stillness and focusing. Quick supplications said through out the day suit me better, like the text or twitter version of prayer. Not that I am so busy I can't carve out time for adoration or the rosary, on the contrary. I just can't make my mind focus for any length of time. It would seem I just can't inwardly shut up. Once during adoration I was asking God for some advice and when He didn't reply back I asked again. And again. And … [Read more...]

two new doodles …

... I've completed some new art. Hop on over to Artistic Bombshells and check it out. And yes, I do commissions at your request. … [Read more...]

here’s a fun contest…

... I am going to type a seemingly innocuous sentence and see how long it takes before someone, though a logical sequence of replies, can successful turn the thread into a novus ordo v. mass in extraordinary form debate. A Catholic version of Godwin's Law, if you will. "My unfortunate Lutheran friend once thought "Our Lady, Star of The Sea" was a brand of tuna fish." … [Read more...]

shiny…

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punditry…

... I don't know how papist pundits keep up their momentum. Let alone the ones that delve into politics. How do they not spiral into depression and have their lives consumed with the demands of a 24/7 online presence? The news depresses me. To watch the news you'd think the world is going to hell and there are absolutely no good people left on it. I know this isn't the case because I see good people doing good things every day. Anyway, I hate the news. I don't need the daily reminders that … [Read more...]


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