More Confession, Please…

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... Here's my take away from last week's discussion on Confession on Demand -- we need more access to the sacrament. Period.When did one hour a week per parish become the norm anyway?If your parish is tiny than I suppose this would suffice, but I've been to huge parishes with thousands of families and still the congregation is offered one hour a week. My own parish offers confession twice weekly; however, that is not typical of the diocese.Obviously we need more priests. … [Read more...]

Confession on Demand…

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... Have you ever had to jump through logistical hula hoops to have your confession heard? Once I went almost six months between confessions. Turns out that one measly hour a week, Saturday 3 p.m. -- 4 p.m., just isn't enough. For three weeks the line was too long and confession ended before I had the chance to make mine. I even tried two different parishes and arrived 45 minutes early each time.With so many penitents seeking the sacrament, I suppose that's a good thing and I shouldn't … [Read more...]

Nine Circles of Hell Depicted by Lego…

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... Fun and educational for the whole family*.*Except lust. Lust is NSFW. … [Read more...]

I’d Still Try and Hug Her…

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The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video ArchiveLearn more about Sr. Nyirumbe and Sewing Hope here. … [Read more...]

And Catholic Fangirls Everywhere Swooned…

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... Archbishop Georg Gänswein and the Swiss Guard. … [Read more...]

Antonio Banderas to Play Pope Francis in Film…

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... Yes, that's right. A movie about Pope Francis, the pope who's only a mere fourteen months into his papacy.ROME (RNS) Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff.Italian director Daniele Luchetti plans to make the $12 million Spanish language film, titled “Call Me Francesco,” with producer Pietro Valsecchi, who has made some of Italy’s highest-grossing movies. Valsecchi’s Rom … [Read more...]

I’ll Take Famous Altar Boys for $1000…

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... Alex Trebek is an intensely private individual that rarely gives interviews but he sat down to talk to Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead) and something delightful happens.We learn that Mr. Trebek was educated in Catholic school by Jesuits, the Oblates of Mary, and he was an altar boy who still, to this day, knows the Latin prayers.H/T Mr. Broadway. … [Read more...]

Constantine Comes to NBC This Fall…

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... When the walls start bleeding and you find out that your house previously belonged to satanist who used the basement to hold ritualistic sacrifices who do call? A Catholic priest or your community church worship leader?Gee. Let me think about that one for a minute.The Catholic Church. Duh! Everyone knows that. Even Hollywood recognizes the authority of the Church to conquer evil.You got demons? Call a Church appointed exorcist.Many years ago at Charlotte's … [Read more...]

Magic Language Translation App…

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... Introducing Word Lens Translator.Not since opening automatic doors with "the Force" have I felt like such a wizard.Word Lens is a Google translation app that "instantly translates printed words with your phone’s camera." Once downloaded to your phone you can immediately see the translation on your screen without being connected to a network.Available language pairs: English ⇆ Russian English ⇆ Spanish English ⇆ French English ⇆ Italian English ⇆ German English ⇆ Portu … [Read more...]


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