See what God did there? Toldja!
Sing it, Wilson. [Read more...]
Views of a new Catholic in an old world on the joy and inexhaustible meaning found in the Faith
Consider this post a wee after action report by your favorite strategic corporal, Joe Six-Pack, USMC.
You may be thinking, “Where do you get off declaring what happened at Harvard as being a miracle, Frank?” I’ll tell you where. Because nobody saw the result that was coming.
The conventional wisdom? It was as wrong as it usually is. All of the wise and learned among us knew without a doubt that the planned black mass would take place unmolested, and unimpeded, because Harvard (or Hellward, as I saw someone call it)! [Read more...]
Is it real? Or is it fake? I have no idea, dear reader. In fact, I’ve only just learned about it today, as I’m always the last one to know about things of this sort.
But it being Holy Saturday, see, the folks crammed into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre like they’ve been doing for hundreds of years, waiting for the fire to appear.
Roll clip. [Read more...]
As you may know, today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. I found a pretty good short piece on the finding of the Holy Cross over at Magnificat. But as usual, I went looking for more. Whoa…Mr. Spielberg? I’ve found material for your next project. This would make an epic screen play! Take a look.
from The Finding of the Cross by Louis de Combes,
excerpted from Chapter IV, “The Recovery of the True Cross” [Read more...]
Catholic News Service has the scoop,
Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City.
“I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA’s original article on the Aug. 4 incident. [Read more...]
After all, the scriptures never said, [Read more...]
If you were shocked and saddened at the news of a shooting that took place at St. James Catholic Church in Ogden Utah, you aren’t alone.
No one expects violence of that sort to take place on a Sunday, during Mass, in America. The prayers and outpouring of support directed to the family of the victim, and his parish community, overflowed the cup of tribulation.
You see, less than 24 hours after the shooting, James Evans is expected to fully recover. As of right now, I’m calling this the Father’s Day Miracle. Roll clip! [Read more...]
Joe Six-Pack here. You know, I’ve said it often in this space that Catholics can dig science. And I’ve written posts highlighting scientific events from time to time with the (Because Catholics Can Dig Science) title-ender. Is there such a word phrase as “title-ender?” I don’t know. I think I just made that up. [Read more...]
Once upon a time, I wrote a letter to St. Joseph. His feast day rolled around, and I was writing him because as a father, I was feeling a bit like Sisyphus. You know, the king the gods punished by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever.
Being a father is like that sometimes, isn’t it? In my note to St. Joseph I made an observation, [Read more...]
Two years ago, the world was held in thrall by Stephen Hawking’s declaration that there is no need for a Creator for the universe to have been formed. The giant had spoken, succinctly, and confidently. If you are like me, you haven’t read his new book, but you probably saw the interview with Larry King.
One of my take-away’s from the interview? Stephen Hawking gushing over his experience of being weightless. He got to take a flight on one of those NASA planes that climbs parabolically so at the “top”, for a short while, zero-G is achieved. He evidently was thrilled to be weightless. [Read more...]