In Praise Of A Catholic Christmas Holiday Favorite: Mincemeat Pie UPDATED

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Readers of this blog know that I’m a convert to Catholicism (RCIA Class of ’08). Something else they know is that I enjoy rediscovering all things with Catholic origins that folks like me (former non-denominational Christian) never even knew were Catholic in the first place.

Like my favorite pie for this time of year: mincemeat pie. [Read more…]

Behold! The First Trappist Abbey Ale Brewed In America

Oh boy!

A friend of mine sent me the good news.

After years in planning, the USA finally has a Trappist beer. It’s official. [Read more…]

Pope Francis Is TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year

Just remember who predicted this, umkay? Here’s the recap. [Read more…]

Pope Francis Is In The Running For TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year

Luca Zennaro, PoolLUCA — AP Photo

I predict a landslide victory for Papa Francesco.

The competition? Hmmmmm. Prince George? Vince Gilligan? Shinzo Abe? Chris Chrisite? Basher Assad? Miley Cyris? Barack Obama? Kathleen Sibelius?

Are you freaking kidding me? <==Miley Cyris is in the lead?! [Read more…]

In The Digital Age, Remember That Not Everything Is Better On An iPad.

Almost everything is better on a tablet?

Roll clip (and don’t you dare smile!).

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Marines With Beards Helping Wounded Warriors? Count Me In!

 

Now this is entrepreneurship that I can support without reservation. And just in time for “No Shave November,” too.

Stubble and ‘Stache, what’s that? Roll clip. [Read more…]

Another Reason To Thank Catholic Monks: Great Beer!

My favorite kind!

 

I’m not saying they invented beer. But the beers we enjoy today are a lot better because of the work they did to support themselves, and evangelize. Evangelize? [Read more…]

Breck Girls? Eat Your Hearts Out…

There’s a new shampoo in town.

And a mane like that is one of the reasons why Loki can’t catch a break. The kids know. Roll clip, [Read more…]

Belated Happy Reformation Day!

D’oh!

Here’s a refresher if you’re unsure what the Five Solas are.

It’s as good a time as any to remember the biblical roots of Catholicism. Ever heard of Father Bampfield? [Read more…]

Behold! The Official Car of the Communion of Saints…

The Ford Mustang, naturally. [Read more…]