Today’s gospel reading is a fitting reminder that the Christian model of leadership is not of this earth. Of course, Our Redeemer, who had also said “before Abraham was, I Am,” was of heaven. Thus Jesus tells the disciples, [Read more…]
Heh! Neither is Joe Six-Pack. [Read more…]
What To Get That Special Man In Your Life For Valentines Day? I Can Guarantee He’ll Never Forget This…
This originally ran back when Spring Break was just getting underway in 2011, and he had just been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But tonight, I just learned that “Stan the Man” has passed on to eternity. Pray for his soul and for the consolation of his family. Then, have a look at the life and example of this good man.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Pardon me if I ignore the other two, because as a baseball dad, the only part of the announcement that I saw was the one that was about the Hall of Famer. Stan “the Man” Musial was one of the honorees! [Read more…]
Stella Artois with a passel of ice-skating priests. They send the novice on a beer run,
Let me preface this post with an acknowledgement of the fact that philosopher George Santayana died as an atheist. But as an atheist, Santayana put pen to paper on some Catholic ideas that lack only one thing, really. And that one thing is the simple faith of a child in order to believe them.
As minds of adults go, George had an intellect that was top notch. But as Our Lord said,
Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Wait a second, isn’t that what is on the label of a bottle of Jägermeister liquer? What does that remotely have to do with being Catholic, you say? Is this some sort of joke, like something from Cracked? Well, let me introduce you to another Catholic saint, and all around swell guy, named Hubert of Aquitane. This is a rendition of the vision he saw while deer hunting. And yes, its on the label of a bottle of Jägermeister too.
Confessor, thirty-first Bishop of Maastricht, first Bishop of Liège, and Apostle of the Ardennes, born about 656; died at Fura (the modern Tervueren), Brabant, 30 May, 727 or 728.
Yawn, right? Yep, just another run-of-the-mill perfect saint story. Where do they come up with these guys, central casting? What happened to all the regular guy saints, like St. Peter and the rest of the crew? [Read more…]
And he does so calmly, clearly, charitably, and intelligently. Take a look from the show that aired this past April, [Read more…]