I don’t even know why we’re still shocked by anything the Pope does…

... I am not a person easily offended. In fact, nothing irritates me more than the perpetually offended. It takes a lot, and I mean A LOT, to make me offended.Consider this the lucky rare exception. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP, 2015)I'm just going to go ahead and say this, that picture should have never happened.Edited 7/10/15 - In this post, by David Mills, Mills notes that Nancy Pelosi was refused a photo-op with Benedict, because Benedict knew how she would u … [Read more...]

I Do Not Deserve Happiness…

... I got asked that question again, that well meaning question divorced women typically get from close friends and family (and nosy strangers too) concerned for her well being...Don't you want to get remarried?Depending on my mood my answer ranges from of course I do to hell no or, more often than not, mind you're own damn business.What I find interesting is that almost always their reply to my response is to try so-and-so online dating site. Because you can buy anything off the … [Read more...]

Of Boys and Bacon…

... Boys are fantastic creatures. They seem to derive simple pleasure from the most unexpected things.Me: Wait a minute! Where do you think you're going with that plate of bacon? The Boy: To the bathroom. Me: With a plate of bacon? The Boy: Yes. You told me to take a shower. Me: With a plate of bacon? The Boy: Yeah, I wanted to eat bacon in the shower. Me: But.... I.... I actually have no argument against this. Carry on. … [Read more...]

Sex, Race, and Marriage…

... I am sick of race. I am sick of marriage. I am sick to death of the perpetually offended. When did we as a culture become so incapable of coping?Race.There isn't a week that goes by where someone doesn't call me a racist. Why? Because I actually did or said something racist? No. Simply because the person claiming racial discrimination didn't get their way. I mean that's what it has to be right, since everyone is entitled to everything always? If I don't give them their way than I … [Read more...]

Relentlessly Gay Yard, Meet My Relentlessly Catholic Yard…

UPDATED 7/1/15 ... I KNEW IT! It was all a fabrication. Never doubt me, people.... When I moved into my new home I announced the arrival that the Papists where coming, not with trumpets and loud gongs, but with statuary. Lots and lots of statuary. My yard looks like a damn cemetery minus the dead people.In other words, I have a relentlessly Catholic yard.I also know for a fact that my relentlessly Catholic yard annoys the hell out of my neighbors. How do I know? They've told me … [Read more...]

These Shows Need to Exist on EWTN Now…

... Catholic Viral mashed up a few posts from Holy Whapping, Acts of the Apostasy, and yours truly to create this bit of amazing.You're looking at a design by Catholic Viral based on proposed Catholic comedies and reality TV shows that need to exist now. The above is a reality series I suggested based on large Catholic families, where camera crews follow a day in the life of the Donaldson clan.Below is a redecorating show based on an experience I had in RCIA when a sponsor told me … [Read more...]

Weekly Random Roman Roundup…

... Catholic things that end up in my media feed.Padre Pio + tonsures = Catholic bad asserySt. Ann's Catholic Church in Charlotte has a beautiful new mural.but...Tu etiam levare, fra?I kid. I kid. I can't wait to see the mural installed. St Ann is easily the most beautiful church in the area. But don't get too attached the six pack, ladies. I have it on good authority that St. John the Baptist will be covered so as not to intimidate the physically inferior. … [Read more...]

Hiss.Spit.Growl.Punch.Stab.Kick…

... Diet update, week whatever.Current weight : 279 (yeah it went up)Current mood : whatever, pass the nachosProjected outcome : Who the hell caresWarning: I'm about to drop a couple well deserved expletives. Clear the kids out of the room.Things I've Learned- There is so only so much poached chicken a person can eat - Don't look at yourself in the mirror while working out. It's not pretty.sourceInspiration- These people, I suppose.NSV- I … [Read more...]

Will Remain Catholic For Beer…

... The question of why we remain Catholic has been asked of the Patheos writers, in response to Pew Report stating our numbers are dwindling.I'm not much for big word-y words, preferring to keep it straightforward.I'm Catholic and plan to remain so until I die and my big fat Catholic soul flies off to Catholic Heaven - the part of Heaven where the alcohol and fireworks are kept in ample supply. The existence of Catholic Heaven has been well documented.If I didn't leave the … [Read more...]


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