I was blessed to visit where the Annunciation took place. I figured that I should share some of the photographs of the grotto, and cave-like home, of the Theotokos on this day on which we celebrate this Solemnity. Over this site is built the Basilica of the Annunciation in the pretty crowded (these days) town of Nazareth. [Read more…]
צדיק is the Hebrew word for “righteous,” and it is an adjective that the Gospel of Matthew uses to describe the foster father of Jesus (though he used the Greek word, δίκαιος). But it means righteous on the level of say a Moses or an Elijah. In other words, not just a good man, but a really, really, high level, holy man, like those paragons of holiness.
Finally. We have a scandal that we can literally call “Watergate” without blinking an eye. Except it appears to be over about that quickly.
What? You missed the news that the Cathedral in San Francisco installed exterior sprinklers for the sole purpose of wrecking the nights of homeless folks trying to catch some zzz’s in the corners of the building? Good thing the Fourth Estate was on the ball, and floated the ballon on this travesty. [Read more…]
Remember that time when Chesterton showed up in Breitbart? This is even better than that. Even the subtitle of the piece says, “this author loves Chesterton.”
The case for canonizing G. K. Chesterton, the bombastic man of letters and paradoxical militant for God
See? More from James Parker’s article, A Most Unlikely Saint, [Read more…]
Be warned, devoted follower of YIMCatholic. It’s time for a pop quiz. Here is the question,
In the following episode of Radio Maria’s Catholic And Enjoying It radio show, there will be absolutely no,
B) Fun allowed
C) Deadly serious discussions of everything that is WRONG with the Church, Pope Francis, or what ails the guvment.
D) All of the above.
E) None of the above.
So, break out your Scantrons, and a highly sharpened #2 pencil, and go listen to the show that aired last Wednesday.
Truthfully, you will learn that I was as excited about the prospect of shopping for a church to attend as I was interested in petting sharks. You’ll learn the real meaning of the term “C.C.D. Class.” You’ll learn of the importance of Chick Tracts in my knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church prior to my conversion.
Apostles, Church Fathers, saints; we cover it all. You’ll even hear me slip in a Tennessee twang a time or two. Mark even teaches me how to actually pronounce the title of Blaise Pascal’s Pensées. <<==Seriously.
*Image credit: Shutterstock
I’ve been reading Giovanni Papini’s Life of Christ some more. My Chinese mentor, John C.H. Wu, introduced this book, and author, to me. You’ve probably never heard of Papini (I sure hadn’t!) but he was a well known author back in the early 20th Century. Come to think of it, that was ’round about the same time G.K. Chesterton was pumping out tons of great stuff from his pen/typewriter too. [Read more…]
I am saddened to hear that Leonard Nimoy has passed away. May he rest in peace and rise again on the Last Day. Here is a clip of the story behind his improvisation of the Vulcan greeting “Live long, and prosper.”
It has something to do with one of my favorite Hebrew letters, ש, and a memorable event from his childhood.
Roll clip! [Read more…]