Tag Archives: Secular Holidays

Walt Whitman’s Prayer of Columbus

Happy Columbus Day! I’ve a poem to share with you on the day on which we celebrate Christopher Columbus’ completing his voyage to the New World. And though nowadays the smart money seems to be on disparaging Christopher Columbus, I’ll … Continue reading

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Thanks For A Thanksgiving Lesson By A Redemptorist Father

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really do not know much about many things. Even things that I have taken for granted my whole life. Like, would you believe the Thanksgiving Holiday even? In the past, … Continue reading

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Thanks to Our Mothers: Past, Present, and Future

This Sunday in the United States is when we celebrate our mothers. Though it’s a secular holiday, it’s one of the best ones on the calendar. I want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers out … Continue reading

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The Year of the Snake Coincides with the Year of Faith?

Well played, Mother Church. Well played. Here are the Chinese characters for Happy New Year: 恭禧發財 Gong Xi Fai Cai! P.S. Check out the China Tag for some great stories about Catholics from China whom I love.

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On the Commemoration of Veteran’s Day…

Back to back secular feast days Frank? What gives? Not what, but who. I’ve been reading the Catechism, see, and this is what the Church says,

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Six Great Songs for Labor Day 2012 (Music for Mondays) UPDATED

“No amount of piety in leisure hours can compensate for slipshod labor on the job. But any honest task, well done, can be turned into a prayer.” —Archbishop Fulton Sheen In the United States, the first Monday of September is … Continue reading

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