A Batman & Robin Christmas Present for YIMCatholic Readers…

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Sorry I didn’t get your present out on Christmas Day, but it’s still Christmas, so who’s counting? Besides, what does a blogger give to the good folks who take a few minutes out of their day to stop by and see what’s cookin’ at Frank’s place? [Read more...]

Another Trappist Beer Coming Soon to a Bar Near You?

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Maybe. You see, my wife alerted me to this story on NPR about needy Cistercian monks exporting beer to pay for building repairs. But she quickly followed it up with, “there’s none sold in Tennessee.”

Figures.  Teri Schultz shares the story. [Read more...]

Thoughts on the Sanctity of Life Triggered by Seeing the Film “Lincoln” on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

How does one believe in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and then deny personhood when conception occurs nowadays?

That’s the thought that popped into my head when I came across the following passage in a dusty volume printed in 1913. [Read more...]

Because Alfred Hitchcock Died A Catholic

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Given that Alfred Hitchcocks’ life has been in the news of late, what with the film Hitchcock  hitting the theaters, I was happy to learn that he returned to the Catholic faith of his youth (if he strayed), and died in the resting arms of the Church.

This touching story, told by Fr. Mark Henninger, SJ, appeared in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It’s an eye-opening eyewitness account of Alfred Hitchcock, fellow Catholic. [Read more...]

For Thoughts On Lectio Divina Prompted by An Interview With Daniel Day-Lewis


On my commute home the other day, I heard an interview on the radio that Daniel Day-Lewis gave regarding his role in the movie “Lincoln.” I was struck by the length and depth he went to, in essence, become the man whom he portrays in the film. [Read more...]

The Crowd Favorite at the Sci-Fi Air Show

I admit it. I love airshows. I snapped the photograph  below when we went to see the Blue Angels. The static displays, the tours, the corn dogs, and of course, the flight demonstrations. Love it! [Read more...]

Help Me Make This Movie…Redux!

This is your cub film producer with a short post to pass the hat around for the film Ian and Dominic Higgins are making. It’s the story of war, destruction, human dignity, and hope. If you missed my earlier posts about this, check out the new All That Remains tag in the tag cloud. [Read more...]

Because “It’s like in the Great Stories, Mr. Frodo…”

Back in the beginning, all of the titles for posts answered the statement of the blog title,  “Why I Am Catholic.” And so it is again for this post, because our time here on earth is like the stories of old, only with a different cast of characters. And these days, dear reader, you are no longer a spectator as when you were a child, but you are a participant, willingly or no. [Read more...]

Speaking of Secret Agents, Here is Your Mission for Today

If you choose to accept it. [Read more...]

For His Majesty’s Secret Service: Agent Henry Morse, SJ


About a week ago, I reported that the world thought the Vatican got all starry-eyed about the latest James Bond film. Did you know that the Bond family were a line of recusant CatholicsOrbis non sufficit.

Perhaps that is part of the reason why L’Osservatore Romano loved the film.

Idea! How about a look at a nonfictional story of recusant Catholics? [Read more...]


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