April 8, 2015


You tell me, citizen.

See, a friend of mine posted a story up on his Facebook wall. Something about a trucking company getting sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The firm was having trouble getting a few employees to haul loads of beer. The truck drivers in question were Muslims who apparently believed that hauling beer to market was a material cooperation with evil. (more…)

January 18, 2014

Over at Cost Plus World Market. And she was right.

In fact, I even got a cart, see? (more…)

November 17, 2013

My favorite kind!


I’m not saying they invented beer. But the beers we enjoy today are a lot better because of the work they did to support themselves, and evangelize. Evangelize? (more…)

June 11, 2013

we need to fully fund our deep exploration space programs again. Here’s why. (more…)

March 13, 2013

Black smoke means “No Pope (we still have beer).” White smoke means, “We’re outta beer! Habemus Papem!”

Okay, that’s stretching things a bit. However, the cardinals have been blessed with a supply of good beer during the conclave, courtesy of the Monks of Norcia, from San Benedetto, Italy. (more…)

December 12, 2012

Image credit: Mark Lampert

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. (more…)

November 19, 2012


Stella Artois with a passel of ice-skating priests. They send the novice on a beer run,


September 1, 2012

It doesn’t get much better than this… (more…)

March 8, 2012

It’s been that way for a while with the Monks of New Skete. Who are these guys? Here’s what their website says,

In 1966 a small group of Byzantine-Rite Franciscans established a monastic community in northwestern Pennsylvania. Today, the monks reside in their permanent home east of Cambridge, New York, close to the Vermont border. It is here that the monks have, for more than 40 years, nurtured their deep love for and spiritual connection with dogs, and developed their expertise in dog training and breeding.

My former blogging partner, Allison Salerno, wrote a post about how their book helped her out once. My wife and I read it too. And WKRN did a little story about them last summer. Check it out, (more…)

May 20, 2011

Here’s the thing. Tomorrow is the Rapture, but as Tim LaHaye’s scholarly exegesis proves (?!), Catholics are going to be “left behind.” Guess what else? It’s a rolling rapture, see, because God honors our man-made time zones. Didn’t know that, didja!

I betcha also didn’t know that the Zombie Apocalypse comes right on the heels of the Rapture. Hmm? That’s theology I’m makin’ up as I go. So pay attention, because the rapture and zombies go together like peas & carrots.

It might be a good time to consider what kind of car you would like to drive, for example.

Or what kind of house you want to live in, you know, for the next five months(if you don’t get eaten… just sayin’!). Or is it a thousand years? Whatever.

Have you signed up for the Post-Rapture Looting Party yet? You’ll also want to check-in with Julie Davis over at Happy Catholic too, because her’s is the one-stop shop for Catholics looking for zombie information. And the Crescat has a very smart, and short post-Rapture looting list too. With what she’ll be picking up, everything else will come easy.

Since the end is nigh you will need some quickie training. There is no time to complete a Learning Annex course people, so you’ll need to opt for the next best thing…movies!

First, it is critical that you watch Demi Moore in The Seventh Sign. Whatsat? A prediction for a February end? That’s just a rounding error. Don’t be fooled!

And then back that training film up by watching Shawn of the Dead. Don’t gimme any lip about appropriateness either, because the end is nigh! Semper Paratus.

Which brings us to beer. The deal is you may not a) find your favorite brand in Heaven; b) find your favorite brand being made anymore; ergo c) you need to have some of your favorite beers tonight before it is all over. Especially when you consider the possibility of no ice to make beer cold any longer in the future. The horror! But Mark Shea may have a solution.

And h/t to Father Scott Hurd and his Friday quote of the day, from St. Bridgid of Ireland (c 450-525),

I would like a great lake of beer for the King of the kings; I would like the people of heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.

Hear, hear! St. Bridgid, pray for us!

p.s. I just added a searchable Bible link in the left-hand sidebar. Search for the word rapture and see what comes up. Wither Sola Scriptura?

Update: Sadly, this story isn’t from the Onion. Sigh. Tell it Mark.

Update II: Take a few moments to run this flowchart to see how likely you’ll be “left behind.”

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