Monthly Archives: October 2011

Between Heaven and Mirth, by James Martin, SJ (A Book Review)

Folks who have been visiting this space know that I have a soft spot in my heart for the writings of Fr. James Martin. You see, the very first post written here, by Webster Bull, he mentioned his book “My … Continue reading

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Because Dracula was Catholic? Oh My!

Originally published on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, in December of last year, it seems fitting, what with Halloween coming up, to run it again. Yesterday, I did something that I can only explain by pointing to the fact … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“It’s just an exhilarating feeling, when you’re like Lazarus and come back from the dead.” —Lance Berkman, St. Louis Cardinals I think Stan “the Man” is proud of him. In case you missed it, ESPN has the ultimate recap.

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For All the Saints: Crispin and Crispinian UPDATED

It’s St. Crispin’s Day. Before I was a Catholic, I wouldn’t have know this, or that there were two men being commemorated. So who are Crispin and Crispinian? Christian twin brothers, martyred in the year 285 or 286. Turning to … Continue reading

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Air America, Downey Jr., Gibson & Friends (Music for Mondays)

Welcome to the first MfM post since moving here to Patheos. See that hurtling piece of machinery above? That’s what the good ship YIMCatholic looked like this week. She’s a Transformer, see? Usually a wind powered, bluff bowed vessel good … Continue reading

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For Thoughts on Faith Like These by Thomas Merton

“Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.” Now, as Pope Benedict has declared the coming year as the Year of Faith, Fr. Louis explains clearly and simply what faith means. … Continue reading

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Robert Downey, Jr. Asks Hollywood to Forgive Mel Gibson UPDATED

This past Friday, in the spirit of Christ’s forgiveness of the adulteress when she was presented to him by the holier than thou, a remarkably similar story has come to my attention from an area that I usually steer clear … Continue reading

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For All Creatures, Great and Small

This is Reason #374 why I don’t live in “the big city.” I rumbled up the driveway in the Mustang, and as I lined her up to back into the garage, I spied “Mikey” in all his camouflaged glory crawling … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

Steve Jobs on having children: “It’s 10,000 times better than anything I’ve ever done.” On having his biography commissioned: “I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and … Continue reading

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For the Faith of Andrea Doria at Lepanto

—Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary   When I was a kid, I really enjoyed reading history. Usually, I wasn’t reading the history that I was supposed to be reading in the classroom.  I really didn’t do that well … Continue reading

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