Romancing The Saints? Please…

  Joe Six-Pack, here. I just wanted to let you know that as a Catholic, I’m fully aware that my vocation is to be numbered among the saints. As it turns out, that’s your destiny too. I’m not going to romanticize it, though. Don’t believe me? Love it? Leave it? Cry about it? Please. Just come to terms with it, umkay? (more…) Read more

Thanks to Our Mothers: Past, Present, and Future

This Sunday in the United States we celebrate our mothers. Though it is a secular holiday, it’s one of the best ones on the calendar. I want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers out there. The portrait above is by Mary Cassatt and is entitled Breakfast in Bed. I have very fond memories of being cuddled by my mother and of seeing my wife cuddle my children like this (before they grew into bean stalks!)… Read more

The Only Race I’m Interested In This Year Isn’t Decided In November

And I’m not sorry to say that. Far from it. The horse I’m backing is pictured above, and the race I’m referring to is held in LeMans, France, in June. But Frank! What about the race for POTUS? How do you not lay awake at night in fear of what is at stake? The country, man. OMG! (more…) Read more

YIMCatholic Is Back At Patheos, Obviously

It’s late on a Thursday night, but not too late to write a brief post saying, “You may not have noticed, but I’m back to blogging again.” Yep. Check out this graph, Having flown along on auto-pilot, see, at tree-top level, for approximately 9 months, YIMCatholic appears to be climbing again. I reckon the pilot woke up? (more…) Read more

For Things C.S. Lewis Said Shortly Before He Passed On…

You know how often you can find me scrolling the selections over at the Christian Broadcasting Network? Seriously? Recall how many unicorns you have ever seen, and you’ll be in the right ballpark. But just because I’m not a fan of The 700 Club doesn’t mean I won’t ever venture through their doors when finding something that strikes my fancy. Like what, you say? Like the transcript of an interview C.S. Lewis gave in 1963, that’s what. (more…) Read more

Must See TV: Katie Couric Interviews Family Pope Francis Rescued From Lesbos

Come and see… Pull quote for the ages, (more…) Read more

Breaking: Italian Supreme Court Knows When Stealing Food Is Lawful

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Heading To Philly For The World Meeting Of Families? Watch These Videos…

My pal, Diana von Glahn, aka The Faithful Traveler,  lives in Philadelphia. Lucky her! She’ll be seeing Pope Francis, and a couple of million people inflating the population of the city, come the World Meeting Of Families in September. Even better, she’s made a number of pilgrimage related videos that you’ll want to watch whether you’re making the trip, or not. Roll commercial! (more…) Read more

Because The Church Is Our Pillar Of Fire

For Christmas, we were given one of those little inspirational calendars. You know the kind. Every day you flip a page over and meet a new quote to great the day with. The person who bought ours got it from a nondenominational Christian community called Kenilworth Union Church. They call the calendar Day by Day, 2015.  (more…) Read more

The Rolling Stones Tune “Gimme Shelter” Meets The Internet…

  What if they got folks from all around the world to record a rendition of Mick & Keith’s Gimme Shelter via the web? How cool would that be? The folks at Playing For Change thought it would be cool. Roll tape. (more…) Read more