Monthly Archives: November 2010

Meet the Beatles! (Music for Mondays)

Feast of St. Saturninus  I’m not even going to try and squeeze all of the good out of the Beatles in this post. It simply can’t be done. It’s not even remotely possible. Sure, maybe Rolling Stone magazine (or these … Continue reading

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Because I Never Saw This Coming

Last Thanksgiving, let’s see…yes that was on November 26, 2009,— I received an e-mail from Webster Bull asking me if I would consider sharing my conversion story with the readers of this blog. I had been pointed towards YIMCatholic from … Continue reading

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“A Thanksgiving” (A Few Words for Wednesday)

A Thanksgiving by Blessed John Henry Newman “Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.” Lord, in this dust thy sovereign voice First quickened love divine; I am all thine,—thy care and choice, My very praise is thine. I praise Thee, while … Continue reading

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For All The Saints: Clement I

Feast of Pope St. Clement I Today is the feast day of the third (or fourth?) pope of The Church. Clement left one of the first patristric writings when he wrote letters from his office in Rome to the church … Continue reading

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Thanks to Father Antonio Vivaldi, “the Red Priest”

Feast of St. Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music Around this time of the year, my appreciation for classical music rises to the surface. I don’t know if it is because of the change of seasons, or whether it is the … Continue reading

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For Thoughts Like These On Martyrdom By Archbishop Sheen

—Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul Martyrdom has been on our minds here at YIMCatholic lately. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once wrote that “death is the affirmation of the purpose of life in an … Continue reading

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Because the Saints Are Alive

Back in November of 2007, it never would have crossed my mind that I would stand in front of my parishes RCIA group giving a talk on the Communion of Saints. And yet three years later that is exactly where … Continue reading

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Because Christian Martyrdom Sheds No Innocent Blood

Originally posted back on September 16th, the Feast of St. Cyprian, I am breaking this post out of the archives again. The recent killings of parishioners at Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad bring the title of this post into … Continue reading

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Because Vincent de Paul was Once a Muslim’s Slave

Life got you down? Things perhaps haven’t turned out as you planned? Do you think everyone else has got it so easy? Your neighbors, for example, or those fortunate people who come into a considerable sum of money? And how … Continue reading

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Because My Pope says “Read the Bible!”

—Feast of St. Martin of Tours   I can remember the days when I just knew that Catholics were clueless about the Bible. My wife was, for example. Of course, that was before I bumped into Blaise Pascal, and Thomas … Continue reading

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