paper lamps…

... by Konstantin Korovon. Easily, my favorite type of art is portraiture. … [Read more...]

Fr. Harold Prudell hears a soldier's confession on the front lines in Korea, June 23, 1951. … [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat/2011/06/500.html

was it something I said…

... come on now, don't be shy. A better person wouldn't care that they were losing google readers like an aging man looses hair. I'm not a better person.It must be all the sacrilegious content... that, and the coarse language. Or maybe it was the time I didn't finish that novena. Or when I lit a votive candle and didn't make a donation. No, it's probably because I wore pants to mass.What? My denim jumper was at the cleaners. … [Read more...]

Photo by Mark Ablen. … [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat/2011/06/502.html

housekeeping…

... my side bar is out of control. Please excuse the mess while I do a little rare housekeeping. … [Read more...]

an absentee father’s day…

... Once I saw a bumper sticker, "Having an abortion doesn't make you un-pregnant. It makes you the mother of a dead baby." From that same perspective, a man whose child has been aborted doesn't make him any less of a father. So little attention is given to men when the topic of abortion is raised, aside from a mention of forceful coercive tactics. In our victim-less culture it's easy to vilify the man that "got a women pregnant". That kind of thinking releases the woman from any responsibility, … [Read more...]

have I mentioned lately how much I miss Rome …

... this makes me miss it all the more. It's pathetic really. Sitting around the house in my pj's swigging Chianti from the bottle and watching Fellini films. … [Read more...]

when love of tradition supersedes loving you neighbor…

... I find it a particularly strange and contradictory habit of some Catholics who routinely make fun of the elderly. "Ha. Ha. Did you see the attendants at the so-and-so 'Catholic' conference? I heard you had to show your AARP card to gain admittance". "What's the best thing about aging liberal hippies? They are going to die soon. Badda bum!", gleefully noting that eventually "their time will come." Really now. We all will have our time come. Oh, and last time I checked liberal fruit battery … [Read more...]

it’s not a near occasion of sin…

... or lust. It's appreciating the fine fine beauty of God's creation. Yeah... that's it. photo by Mrs. P Silvers. … [Read more...]


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