April 22, 2015

… This is the post I’ve been meaning to write for years. It’s the post I keep putting off. The post that I’ve convinced myself is silly, self indulgent self pity. No one cares about your dieting up and downs. I mean really, what woman isn’t concerned with their weight and appearance? It’s such a stereotypical thing to write about it, why bother? Why bother indeed. Because I need to write about it. I forgot that I originally started writing… Read more

April 19, 2015

… It’s a start. “At St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Metairie, Deacon Uriel Durr often sees divorced parents walking around as though they had “the letter ‘D’ scrawled on their chests” – a weighty, self-imposed burden that prevented their full participation in parish life. I wish to eliminate this awkwardness, coupled with a desire to tell divorced, separated and never married parents about the many ways the church can offer healing, inspired Deacon Durr to begin a new parish… Read more

April 19, 2015

… On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being being the absolute best, how would you rank this blog? Turns out, number 74. Based on algorithms and complicated math formulas, a very non-official ranking system noted that I am number 74 in the top 300 Christian blogs. That’s the same thing as legitimate Church authority, right? Read more

April 15, 2015

… Looking for something to do this weekend in Knoxville? It’s not too late to purchase tickets for Conversations with the Cardinals. Speakers are New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal William Levada, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Bishop Richard Stika. Purchase tickets here. Read more

April 14, 2015

… You’ll have to excuse me for a minute. I am just going to shamelessly brag on my diocese, the Diocese of Charlotte, for a bit. And to think, I sort of fell into this particular diocese by accident. Not knowing anything about Catholicism in the South when I moved here, I consider it a gift of divine providence that I made Charlotte my home. People often talk about the future of the Church and complain about the youths these… Read more

April 8, 2015

… I really enjoyed Joseph Susanka’s Lenten Music series. I hope he follows it up with an Easter Music Series. The Catholic Church really has so much sensory beauty to enjoy – art, music, architecture etc. Hmm. This gives me the idea to start an Easter series of my own, beginning with yesterday’s post, titled “Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly.” I keep going back to the 1:55 mark to watch that one guy prance across the frame. It’s so magical and… Read more

April 7, 2015

… My Easter gift to you all. Because I am a giver. There was a time when I seriously considered moving to Seattle. Emphasis on was. I know, I know. Easter mass is long, and crowded, and you have to park miles away and get there an hour early to camp out in the pews because of the Chreasters. But just know, somewhere in Seattle someone suffered infinitely more. They should be giving out golden tickets to heaven for making… Read more

April 1, 2015

… There doesn’t seem to be an official Catholic version of a shadchanit, so let me play the un-official version on the internet. Crescat, at your service. Today I had an interesting conversation with a young lady that just confirmed I was right in my belief that all single woman should be using a personal match-maker or a least a sane, unbiased third party (be it family or close friend) to help them make sound relationship decisions. A young woman… Read more

March 31, 2015

… What exactly is it about the new Cinderella remake, starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, and Richard Madden, that has so many self described feminists in an uproar? Tiny waists, oppressive fashion, and handsome Princes. Is outrage! I mean there really was so much to love about the re-make, that I can’t imagine missing it for all the indignation. Instead of seeing a beautifully done film with stunning visual imagery, they saw corseted waists and beat their breasts. Missing the… Read more

March 18, 2015

… Hey, guess what. You’re going to die. I’m going to die. Everybody dies. And yet so many of us go on about our lives acting as if death is something that happens to other people. Maybe that’s why so many of us are unprepared for death when it inevitably comes. As Catholics, though, we should embrace death, prepare for it, and face it head on. With the passing of my Abuela a few things come to mind. Never assume… Read more

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