I was uploading some video for the church social post that went up a bit ago and I noticed that I totally forgot to put this video up during CPAC so although I planned on closing with Grace we can’t leave Dale out:

His site Teaparty.org is here.

Update: The thing about interviewing random people is you never know what you are going to get.

Now that things are sort of back to normal it’s back to the end of the month church breakfasts. We have them the last weekend of each month. You might remember this church from Robert Stacy’s articles at the American Spectator:

That was a lot of people over two masses but that wouldn’t happen without the people who do the heavy lifting at the 8 a.m mass…

They put up with people like me…

And at the 10:30 mass.


One of the great things about something like this is how it is an equalizer. At a coffee in like this there are no rich or poor, or old or young parishioners, there are just all the people in the same church who are part of a single community. In a time when people don’t even know their next door neighbors this is something that we could use more of.

If you don’t have something like this at your parish consider starting one.

Update: One small clarification, there was also food served after Saturday’s 4 p.m. mass including soups and meats.

Most of it is in the form of running gags so let me make my own positions clear, these are positions I have articulated in the past and they haven’t changed:

I do not favor gay marriage, I believe that to redefine the institution of marriage is an excessive in narcissism.

I DO believe that a legal/social contract to allow gay couples inheritance, medical rights nearly identical to marriage is more than acceptable.

I’ve already written recently on the subject of Homosexuality and sin, I’ve quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church at length. I stand behind every word, including the words that point out that some people use other people homosexuality as a way to prop themselves up in their own righteousness.

As far as gays in the military I have written on that too here. I think the democrats have played gays for fools.

The bottom line is I am a practicing Catholic in full communion with Rome and my position on these issues reflect it, nobody is going to change that.

You will note that I absolutely adored Cynthia Yockey, I am be proud to call her a friend even as we disagree on some of these issues. I see no contradiction in this. I have friends who are gay, I have friends who are pro choice, At the planned parenthood meeting I had friends wearing stickers for the other side. I’m certainly not going to throw them under the bus either. I am a sinner, she is a sinner we all are sinners, when you start thinking that you are better than other folks you are setting yourself up for a fall.

Just as there is no reason why we can’t get along socially politically we should be willing and happy to corporate with Gay conservatives whenever we can. Their orientation should not be any hindrance when it comes to issues that are in common and there are many. Particularly for religious conservatives there should be no reason why we can’t work together and appear together at the same conferences. That doesn’t require or preclude us to change our religious beliefs, on the contrary we should be unafraid to express them, but a Christian belief also requires christian charity.

You can never have too many friends and I intend to make and keep as many as I can in life and I’m certainly not going to let political disagreement get in the way.

Here is what we were able to save from the Cellar:


And here is what we couldn’t save

That’s life I guess, but I can’t say enough about my Son’s friends who spent hours helping us out to clean this stuff out. My wife has allergies and the mold on that stuff would have knocked her flat.

The idea that you could get 5-6 teenagers to give us a Friday night and Saturday to help us clean out the cellar is simply amazing. If that’s not a blessing I’d like to know what is.

Update: Would you believe another one just showed up asking if we need anything? I guess all those dinners I cooked for them really made an impression.

Tim of Jumping in Pools caught me in between throwing away tons of bags of stuff in my cellar after it flooded and conducted an e-mail interview with me.

there’s a little CPAC, a little Scott Brown and a little Stacy McCain.

The interview in its entirety is available here.

Update: The interview appeared at Lucianne.com under blogs lucianne loves.

One of the things that always amazes me about the MSM is that they don’t seem to realize how tilted they are. (That’s one of the reasons why even though she drives me nuts I love Mika Brzezinski, not just because she is a handsome woman but because she is not afraid to come out and say it). It’s the elephant in the room that almost everybody gets except for the media and the very liberal liberals.

That is emphasized in this Huff-Po interview with Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park.

“It’s so much more fun for us to rip on liberals only because nobody else does it, and not because we think liberals are worse than Republicans but, just because…”

“..it’s like fresh snow. I mean how’re you gonna rip on Sarah Palin in a new way?” Trey pointed out.

“I think sometimes we do gravitate towards things other people haven’t done and a lot of times that makes us gravitate away from ripping on Republicans cause it’s just done very well by a ton of people. It’s hard to compete with Jon Stewart, etc — those guys are brilliant.”

I also love the fact that on the single most important issue facing the west they get it:

“I think Comedy Central totally f****** p***** out. Now, they weren’t any different than anyone else, so it’s not like you can single them out. But I think it would’ve been an important statement for one media outlet in America to stand up. That was one of my most disappointing moments as an American–the American press’s reaction to the Muhammad cartoons. It was completely wimpy,” Matt Stone said. “Cartoonists, people who do satire–we’re not in the army, we’re never going to be f***** drafted and this is our time to stand up and do the right thing. And to watch the New York Times, Comedy Central, everybody just go ‘No, we’re not going to do it because basically we’re afraid of getting bombed’ sucked. I was so disappointed”

The fact that the Alex Leo felt compelled to include the next line suggests she doesn’t get it:

The irony of it all? The pair did a show that included an image of Muhammad years before and a clip of it (pictured below) runs during the show’s opening in dozens of countries, in syndication, on Comedy Central.

South Park is disgusting, sacrilegious and with very rare exceptions not allowed in the house. It is also brilliant, topical, laugh out loud funny and one of the most honest shows on television.

Q: Why for my money is the Rosary the best prayer out there bar none?

If you are a New Englander you might remember that old beer commercial jingle: “Schaefer is the one beer to have when you’re having more than one” In much the same way the Holy Rosary is an Excellent Prayer when you have multiple prayer intentions of varying importance that you want to pray for.

You can Offer the full rosary for an intention, you can offer an individual set of mysteries for a different intention and you can offer a single decade for an intention. You can offer the “Hail Holy Queen” at the end of a set of mysteries for yet another intention and if you pray it they way I do, you can even offer closing prayers (I go backwards back to the cross) for a particular intention. (I always offer the closing prayers for the Holy Father and his prayer intentions).

Even if you are offering just a single set of Mysteries that still allows for 9 different intentions (10 if you offer one for the opening prayers, I never do, I keep them as simple prayers of praise). That’s a lot of people you can handle on a single type of prayer.

Just to diagram it out Here is an Example of a Full rosary with prayer intentions Continue reading “Answer: Because The Rosary allows you up meet up to 30 prayer intentions via one session”