July 3, 2020

The Catholic Bard is still new and getting the swing and hang of the whole blogging thing. As much as we would like to, we often skip commenting on significant Catholic feast days, memorials and solemnity’s, as well as celebrated national American holidays. This is not done on purpose or protest or neglect or out of disrespect. Sometimes you forget, are unaware or just don’t notice what day it is. So, I thought it would be good to actually give… Read more

July 2, 2020

And now the final section in my questions to Patheos Catholic Writers. In this particular question several writers without consulting each other gave the same answers. I will give examples of each of these authors they mention at the very end of everyone else’s answers. For more in the Patheos Writers series please consult The Catholic Bard’s Guide to Patheos Writers If you could have lunch with any deceased writer who would it be, what would you eat and what… Read more

July 1, 2020

In this post we combine all the writers of the last two posts and let you know the writers they admire and aspire to be like. Both living writers writing today and writers of yesterday whose writings still inspire today. For more in the Patheos Writers series please consult The Catholic Bard’s Guide to Patheos Writers Who is your favorite Living Writer? Dave Armstrong Peter Kreeft Yes, our love for Mary is crazy and wild, because God’s love for us… Read more

June 30, 2020

This is the 2nd post in which we get to know our Patheos Catholic Writers. The Catholic Bard’s Guide to Patheos Writers   offers a portal to all the writings on Patheos Catholic writers. Participating Writers in this round are… 1. Light in the West (it’s a Tolkien reference) Following a fool-fire of the Elves to … by Edwin Woodruff Tait First Post : 9/04 First Revised Post: May 2020 – Current 2. Long Bows and Rosary Beads A Catholic Storytellers Numerous Weavings… Read more

June 29, 2020

When I sent out questions for my fellow Patheos Catholic Writers  to answer most of them answered with short precise answers. But Fr. Stephanos Pedrano from Prince of Peace Abbey went above and beyond the call of duty and gave a portrait of his life as a Benedictine monk. His two answers he gave to my first two questions were a tad bit too long to include in my composite post. Such are the tough choices made as an editor…. Read more

June 28, 2020

One of my goals as the Catechist at Catholic Bard is to bring Patheos Catholic Writers together.  Several of my posts have brought snippets from different PCWS to form a composite narrative on a particular subject or theme.  I decided that a creative collaboration would be a good idea and so I sent out a bunch of questions and asked our blogging family to answer them. Those who decided to participate in this endeavor, you can read in this post… Read more

June 27, 2020

Someone told me that Patheos was just another Catholic blog site. I said if it is then to heck with it. I’ve learned not to meddle in the affairs of Patheos writers, for they are subtle and quick to anger. But I couldn’t think of a better bunch of writers to go on a adventure of reading with. -Flannery O’Tolkein, Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Blogging One of my goals as a Catholic writer at Patheos is to highlight the… Read more

June 24, 2020

Over the last several posts I have touched upon the topic of death. DEAD? When I’m dead lay me down Bury me beneath the ground Plant me in the dirt so fresh So worms can nibble at my flesh I’ll deteriorate I’ll corrode As my body is growing old Breathless, motionless beneath the Earth Quite unlike the day of my birth To worms and bugs I’ll pay a toll But think on the splendor of my soul The 4 Last… Read more

June 24, 2020

It is the biggest waiting room I have ever seen Full of people, and yet there is much space I lost track of how many people are waiting And how many people have had their turn   Some parts are lovely And other parts of the waiting room seem dangerous Illness, violence mixed with love, forgiveness It takes so long for each to have their turn Yet the wait is fleeting   There is entertainment, responsibility, laughter and tears While… Read more

June 23, 2020

With all the chaos going on in the world and even in our own little corner of it, its’ good to remember that everyone around us have been brought into existence and are now a permanent part of it. Lets remember that before we comment negatively about someone else.  C.S. Lewis reminds us that… “It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk… Read more

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