Friday Funny…

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The Crescat does not endorse the kicking nuns. … [Read more...]

St. Ann, St. Ann Find Me A Man…

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... Or so the ditty goes. But St. Ann is good for other stuff too, you know.She is the patroness of mothers and grandmothers, unmarried women, women in labor, infertile women, housewives, miners, and cabinet makers.Yesterday started the Novena to St. Ann and my plan was to post this then, my apologies. However, it's OK to just pick up now and follow along for the rest of the novena.St. Anne Novena, Day OneGreat Saint Anne, engrave indelibly on my heart and in my mind the … [Read more...]

The Importance of Ignoring the Pope…

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... I was waiting for just the right time, when Pope Francis gave another interview or said something grossly misinterpreted by the media, to post these comments. Guess what? I didn't have to wait long.Posted with permission:There are a few options in dealing with the pope and his strange methodology. I would suggest the logical possibility that has not yet been suggested.You can ignore him.As laymen we have very little power to do anything about his behaviour. And I agree … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff, The Flower Seller. … [Read more...]

How To Make Prayer Fun and Less Chore Like for Kids…

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... Dear Catholic Parent,You can't. Next question.Seriously, why do we give our kids chores?Because we are sadistic and enjoy their misery? Free child labor? We find their whines pleasing to the ear?OK, maybe a little.No, we give our kids chores because it teaches them responsibility. It teaches them that they are functioning members of a family and they serve a purpose.So get rid of the notion that chores are bad.Another trend I notice is that parents like … [Read more...]

Was it Something I Said…

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... I got some constructive and very interesting feedback on my Hate Mail post.My favorite was this tweet.@PatheosCatholic @the_crescat One thing I do is look at my own actions/words to see if I said something or in such a way to prompt the hate.— Franciscan Poet (@FranciscanPoet) July 6, 2014I recommended when we encounter anger and hatred online we should pray - pray for the person lashing out and pray for the anger in our own lives.Franciscan Poet suggests we also … [Read more...]

Pro-Abortion Politician Writes Self Appeasing Rubbish About Her Excommunication…

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... Someone once asked me if I struggled with any of the Church's teachings? My reply was plain.If I did you wouldn't know about it.But what if your struggle could help others who were working through the same issues?Not even then.Maybe if I had reached a satisfactory understanding and wanted to share with someone the misconceptions I was under and how it was resolved. Maybe.But really. If I am struggling with anything contrary to what the Church teaches I will not share … [Read more...]

Encountering Hate Online…

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... Hate mail is a funny thing.Whenever I receive it, like this morning, I always wonder two things.One - Does the sender actually think hate filled words from a total stranger are supposed to mean something to me?And two - what emotional sickness fuels a person to take the time to write another human being they've never met and wish them harm? What inner darkness stirs such an action?Most hate mail I simply dismiss. You're free to write me and bless me out all the live … [Read more...]

First Annual Holy Land Festival at D.C. Monastery…

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... The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC will host it's first annual Holy Land Festival.The first annual Holy Land Festival will kick off at the Monastery on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m.The Festival It will celebrate and highlight the lives and culture of Christians in the Holy Land with exhibits, vendors, Mediterranean food, speakers, videos and tours of the Holy Land shrines. There will be display tables and vendors … [Read more...]


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