Readings for the Feast of Sts Thomas More & John Fisher

Today is the feast of Sts John Fisher and Sir Thomas Moore who were executed for defying Henry VIII. While some churches (Such as St. Bernards in fitchburg that I attended this morning) used the regular readings of the day at mass the optional readings for the feast are I Peter 4:12-19, Psalm 126: 1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6, and the … Continue reading Readings for the Feast of Sts Thomas More & John Fisher

Ban the Confederate Flag & The Soviet Flag, & Che Too

Before I even get started let's make a few things clear. 1.  While I've lived my whole life in Massachusetts.  I have no dog in the Confederate Battle Flag fight, my people came here in the early 20th century.  I have no ancestors who fought on either side of the Civil War and I don't … Continue reading Ban the Confederate Flag & The Soviet Flag, & Che Too

Can We Just Talk About that Episode of True Detective For a Moment?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Anyone watch the season premiere of True Detective last night? Let me just say at the outset that I’m very biased.  I loved every moment of Season 1, so before the opening credits last night, I knew that Season 2 would never match up.  That being said, I also went … Continue reading Can We Just Talk About that Episode of True Detective For a Moment?

I’m Old Enough to Remember when Microsoft was Tech’s Villain

Ford Prefect: We're safe. Arthur Dent: Oh good. Ford Prefect: We're in a small galley cabin in one of the spaceships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet. Arthur Dent: Ah, this is obviously some strange use of the word safe that I wasn't previously aware of. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy You know … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember when Microsoft was Tech’s Villain

What Many are missing on Laudato Si

All last week people were asking/and emailing me to comment on the Pope's new encyclical. While a lot of Pixels have already come out concerning it, many of them before it was released, I told everyone who asked that rather than bother with what the MSM has been saying I was going to withhold judgement until … Continue reading What Many are missing on Laudato Si