Your Marriage Quote of the Year

 

This works both ways, I hope.

When a guy is happily married, no matter what happens at work, no matter what happens the rest of the day, there’s a shelter when you get home. There’s a knowledge, knowing that you can hug somebody without them throwing you down the stairs and saying get your hands off me. Being married is like having a color television set; you never want to go back to black and white.

–Danny Perasa

Get over to Chelsea Zimmerman’s blog and see the video the Rauch brothers made for Story Corps. It’s built around the recorded interviews between Danny Perasa and his wife Annie. Bonus! Read a few thoughts on marriage by Pope Francis there as well.

You’ll be glad you did.

How Peyton Manning Made Me Think Of Pope Francis…

What happened? We scored!

He did this, and I made the connection immediately. I’m weird that way, see?

I read the story over at Business InsiderHow Peyton Manning fooled everybody into allowing him to score a touchdown? [Read more…]

A Science Fiction Action Movie With A Heart, Go See “Gravity.”

The normal day at the office is about to get more interesting…

You, and your entire family, will be the richer for it. Empty nesters? Go see it. Newly weds? Go see it. Single, unattached, and happy with that? Go see it. Parents of a young family? It may be too intense for your young ones, but get a sitter and go see it.

Better Catholic bloggers than I am are recommending it heartily. You should listen to them. [Read more…]

And Now You Know Why The Italian Press Isn’t Exactly the Gold Standard of Journalism

So when we learn the details of Scalfari’s interview, it’s like Simcha Fisher says, [Read more…]

In Search of Pageviews, HUFFPOST Manufactures Clash Between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict?

That’s what it looks like to me. They’ve done stuff like this to boost pageviews before, you know.

And what, pray tell, is the cause of the supposed rancor? [Read more…]

Unpacking Pope Francis’s Interview (Part III, the Conclusion)

Pope Francis is leading us by example

Thus the Holy Spirit can use the humblest to enlighten the learned and those in the highest positions.

That was the last line from the Catechism that I shared yesterday. It probably got lost in the shuffle so it’s worth reading and re-reading again. [Read more…]

Joe Six-Pack Unpacks Pope Francis’s Interview (Part I) UPDATED

Pope Francis knows who really pays our bills…

“I do not know what might be the most fitting description….I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”

Pope Francis’s candid answer to the first question of the interview read ’round the world set the tone for all that would follow. [Read more…]

Pope Francis to Vladimir Putin and the G20: In Syria, Seek Peaceful Solution, Not Military Action

Let me make this perfectly clear…

Once again, Pope Francis appeals for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Syria. Specifically, the Holy Father asks that all leaders of the nations meeting in St. Petersburg today, “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution. Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community.”

Here is the text of the letter in full. [Read more…]

G.K Chesterton Appears on Breitbart? Would That Count As A Miracle?

I’m where you least expect me to be. Huzzah!

I’d count it as a minor one, at least. Take a look at Kate O’Hare’s piece, G.K. Chesterton: Making the Case for Sainthood in Hollywood.

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Because of the Disenchantment of Miley Cyrus UPDATED

The Smiths, disenchanted.

The other day I lamented losing an hour to reading Joseph Bottum’s personal essay about his ideas on how the Church should handle the Same Sex Marriage situation.

I would trade that experience in a heartbeat in order to get back the 8 minutes I lost in seeing the depths our culture has sunk to as Miley Cyrus performed at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. [Read more…]