Easter Monday Thoughts Under the Fedora

Went to Easter Mass yesterday and as usual the church was not only packed for the day but there were plenty of people, particularly young women, dressed to the nines. For my money however the best dressed was a girl in a tee shirt who was passing the collection basket. That's because she was wearing … Continue reading Easter Monday Thoughts Under the Fedora

Embrace the Power of NO!

There is actually a very easy way to deal with the insanity of the world today. A way that my parents and their parents understood. A way that leaders like Churchill and Washington and Lincoln understood, a way that is so simple that people once they discover it are amazed at the power it holds. … Continue reading Embrace the Power of NO!

Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Three

By John Ruberry Garrison Keillor used to regularly begin his News From Lake Wobegon segment on the Prairie Home Companion with "It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon." Because it was always quiet there. And in regards to my continuing Tales from the Illinois Exodus series at Da Tech Guy, I should open each … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Three

Easter Reflection The 2nd Eucharist

Of all of the Gospel passages my favorite is the road to Emmaus. It is in many ways the most Catholic passage in all scripture and in a sense carries the most important symbol to us thousands of years later. Consider. We have two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Men who had traveled with … Continue reading Easter Reflection The 2nd Eucharist

Invincible Ignorance from the NYT … Again

Sometimes called Aggressive Stupidity by me by baldilocks It would be overly optimistic to expect even a small portion of the staff of the New York Times to be Catholic or Protestant. However, it's even too much to expect any of them to be religiously literate. This happened in the aftermath of the Notre Dame … Continue reading Invincible Ignorance from the NYT … Again

Why Do We Call This Friday “Good?”

Yesterday was known as Good Friday.   Why do we call this particular Friday Good Friday? We will come back to that question in a moment. As of tomorrow Sunday, April 21, 2019, The Lenten season will be officially over.  The Lenten season is a time when Christians seek to identify and more closely follow the … Continue reading Why Do We Call This Friday “Good?”

On Judas and Notre Dame

If you're not following the Shameless Popery blog, you're missing out. Not only is the author a regular writer, but he writes in a way that is both deeply theological while also being easy to read. His piece this week on Judas is no different, and it should give us some pause as we finish … Continue reading On Judas and Notre Dame

Easter Triduum Reflections: Holy Saturday: The big day

It may seem strange to describe Holy Saturday as "The big day". In terms of salvation the Crucifixion on Good Friday and the Resurrection of Easter would seem bigger. Yet in terms of the church the biggest mass of the year comes on Holy Saturday in the form of the Easter Vigil. You have the … Continue reading Easter Triduum Reflections: Holy Saturday: The big day

Voices of CMC 2019 William Fay Pope John XXIII Seminary

I spoke to William Fay of the Pope John XXIII Seminary which is specifically for men ages 30-60. A late vocation can be a very interesting one (the priest who married me for example was once a Viking Helmet wearing member of a biker gang who my dad used to throw out of his bar). … Continue reading Voices of CMC 2019 William Fay Pope John XXIII Seminary

The Long answer to Stacy McCain’s Question about Coral Lytle

8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!! Benjamin Franklin Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress 1745 (the reasons for choosing an older mistress) Last week at church I noticed a family two rows ahead of me. A pregnant looking mom was managing a group of five children aged about 3-13 with the help … Continue reading The Long answer to Stacy McCain’s Question about Coral Lytle

Easter Triduum Reflections Good Friday, Picking up your Check

While the Easter Vigil of Holy Saturday is the biggest mass of the year Good Friday is the most solemn day in the Christian Calendar, it is when it comes down to it not just the Reason for the Season of Lent, but it's the reason for everything, but because it is so solemn we … Continue reading Easter Triduum Reflections Good Friday, Picking up your Check

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh’s “Oh The Horror” is anything but

I’ve written before about Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, the very hard rocking trio of sisters who make the Sunshine State sizzle with searing hot muscular metal and lyrics that tackle real life issues head on, guided by hearts and minds dedicated to serving Christ. They have a new six-song EP out titled Oh, The Horror, … Continue reading Gold Frankincense and Myrrh’s “Oh The Horror” is anything but

The claim that the unborn are not alive is one of the deadliest scientific fallacies

This one scientific fallacy was used to condemn 42 million unborn children to death worldwide just last year. Every time I watch a science program about the possibility that life exists on some other planet or moon in this solar system I take careful note of how the scientists in that program define the type … Continue reading The claim that the unborn are not alive is one of the deadliest scientific fallacies

The MSM’S “Why do you suck Mr Barr?” meme sounds oddly familiar

Slept late after a day off for my Colonoscopy (Two big thumbs which given my age, family history and results from previous visits a very pleasant surprise) and woke up too late to see the Barr press conference live but caught a replay on youtube. I listened to the questions asked of him and read … Continue reading The MSM’S “Why do you suck Mr Barr?” meme sounds oddly familiar

Triduum Reflections Holy Thursday: Prepwork

The next three days compose the shortest season of the Church's calendar where we celebrate the Last Supper and the creation of the Eucharist. At that Last Supper the Apostle John notes that Jesus gave a very long discourse, in fact so long the gospel readings for the entire Easter season will consist of the … Continue reading Triduum Reflections Holy Thursday: Prepwork