Monthly Archives: March 2012

FYI…Mark Your Calendars

For next Friday (ed. 3/30/2012!) as a special day of fasting and prayer for Religious Liberty. And for those who may think going one.whole.day. without eating a meal is impossible, I’ll remind you of a miraculous way that may change … Continue reading

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“Change” (A Few Words for Wednesday)

A poem for the season by Katharine Tynan.

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Because Everything Matters, When Christ is Our Center

Back in the Fall, I shared a post with you about fallen Hollywood heroes asking for mercy. Does Hollywood matter? Does anything, given the finiteness of our earthly existence? I’m reminded of a title of an album by John Cougar … Continue reading

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A Painting For Spring By My Favorite Jesuit

Sure, it’s a day early, but Spring was about three weeks early where I live this year. What’s been your experience? So I’m in the mood to share a painting for the season, created by the fellow who has become … Continue reading

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A Letter to Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph: It’s your feast day in the Church today, and even if you don’t want to be bothered, because you’re a real worker bee, lots of folks are going to extol your virtues ad nauseum today. None of … Continue reading

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From Slave to Bishop, Everything You Wanted to Know About St. Patrick, And More

I love reading about the lives of the saints. Especially from the old books like those found on the YIMCatholic Bookshelf. That is where I found the following narrative. It’s funny, because the author says “not much is known about…” … Continue reading

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Of Course James Bond Can Sing! In Ireland, Anything is Possible

Sean Connery is, was, and ever shall be, the Compleat Gentleman. Sing it Sean!

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Another “Close of Business” HHS Mandate Press Release on a Friday

The Administration is getting good at squeezing off little last minute notices right before the end of the work week on Fridays. Come to think of it, they’ve been doing that since they announced the “Accommodation” back on February 10. … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night At the Movies, III

One of the things I enjoy about sharing movies with you during Lent is…seeing movies that I missed when they came around the first time. This is one of those films, and it’s called Saint Ralph. Here’s the set up, which … Continue reading

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Guess What? Parts of the HHS Mandate Aren’t Unconstitutional

Says who? Says First Amendment scholar, and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, Thomas J. Curry. As a newbie Catholic, and a layman, I’m not familiar with Bishop Curry, or his studies on this issue. Over at the Catholic University of … Continue reading

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