June 23, 2021

A Prayer of Welcome Loving God, Open our hearts to those most in need: The unemployed parent worried about feeding his or her children. The woman who is underpaid, harassed or abused. The Black man and woman who fear for their lives. The immigrant at the border, longing for safety. The homeless person looking for a meal. The LGBT teen who is bullied. The unborn child in the womb. The inmate on death row. Help us to be a nation… Read more

June 22, 2021

“For the record, through my efforts at preaching the truth … somehow the truth has gone viral over the past eleven months and people all over the globe — as far away as Borneo — have written over 4,000 letters and cards — even more than that in emails — all saying the same thing: ‘We are starving out here!’” — Father James Altman  What are people starving for? Are they starving for this? saying bishops enforcing pandemic restrictions would… Read more

June 21, 2021

Last Week In Life:  June 14, 2021 – June 20, 2021 Last Week’s SPECTACULAR STORY OF WEEK The Titanic Priests Although the Titanic sunk in 1912, it has risen from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the collective consciousness of history. Several books and movies have made this real-life tragedy an occasion for storytelling. Stories such  as the survival of Charles Joughin the head baker of the Titanic. He was the head baker on the Titanic, but his real… Read more

June 20, 2021

Happy Father’s Day Dads. The message of Mother’s Day is “Mothers are amazingly good at mothering! They deserve a special day!” Whereas the message of Father’s Day is: “We’re only doing this because we have Mother’s Day.” To all my fellow dads out there: Have a happy Father’s Day. We might not deserve it, but let’s enjoy it. Let’s praise whatever meals we are fed; let’s beam happily at whatever gifts our kids give us; and above all let’s remember… Read more

June 19, 2021

Last year in the pandemic year of 2020, because of all the all the racial tension that had risen to the top of public consciousness, a little known holiday called Juneteenth was suddenly cast into the spotlight. It is an official holiday in Texas, but nowhere else in the United States, although 41 other contiguous states do recognise it. That is until on June 15, 2021, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. It still needs to pass through the House and be… Read more

June 17, 2021

The Carmelite: Here at the Catholic Bard, we love to introduce you to exciting and wonderful people. And here is one such person I want to introduce you to.  In this particular post I present to you a conversation that I had with a fellow Carmelite. Introduction Katie Curtis: Hi, my name’s Katie Curtis. I LOVE the Blessed Sacrament. I’m like a little kid at Mass. I get impatient and excited during the consecration. I lose track of time, too. I’m (hopefully) making… Read more

June 14, 2021

  Last Week In Life: June 7, 2021- June 13, 2021 Last Week’s SPECTACULAR STORY OF WEEK Harness My Zebras One of the best things about cyberspace is the immediate access to all types of interesting, intriguing and dazzlingly fascinating articles about ordinary everyday things exposed as the truly amazing realities that they are. Articles such as the one dealing with the many colors of  French Alp snow.  It comes in a variety of creative colors such as Deep Red, Rusty… Read more

June 12, 2021

I neglected to honor the feasts of the two hearts. So in the few minutes I have before I leave to work for the day while my work clothes are drying, I put together something to fulfill my obligation as Catholic blogger to honor this most wonderful feast. O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make… Read more

June 10, 2021

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.- Marlene Dietrich This quote expresses why I wrote this particular post. I got the inspiration for writing this piece after reading an update from one of my facebook friends. It beautifully and elegantly expressed similar thoughts that I have had. I am not going to be quoting this writer verbatim but have  adapted what they… Read more

June 9, 2021

I was thinking earlier last night that I was spending too much time on Facebook. I tend to have this great hunger for looking up the latest status of people on a constant basis. I want to see who validates my opinions about life so I can feel better about myself. I want to see who disagrees with my opinion so I can find some argument against it. But of course this is all vanity and sucks my time away…. Read more

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