...then we must conclude that actual racism in the United States of the sort that prevents people from living one's life and bettering one's position is practically non-existent. Those who were freed from cruel slavery in the 1860's subject to the violence of the Klan in the 1880's, held back by Jim Crow in the … Continue reading If Your Big Issue to Fight Racism is Kate Smith singing God Bless America…
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I talked to Fr Jeffrey Mickler of the Society of St. Paul at the 2019 Catholic Men's Conference at Assumption College Worcester MA Because it is my intention to use the audio in my radio show I recorded the interview in two parts to use it over two shows. Here is the rest. This is … Continue reading Voices of CMC 2019 Fr. Jeffrey Mickler of the Society of St. Paul
There were a lot of things said on twitter Monday concerning Notre Dame, the most profound came from James Lileks No one who ever stood before it or within its walls thought he would outlive it.— James Lileks (@Lileks) April 15, 2019 Those words are not only memorable and true but you would be hard … Continue reading Notre Dame and Unpleasant Realities
Today is the actual end of the Church's Lenten Season one of the longest seasons of the Church year to be followed by the Easter Triduum, the shortest season (three days). Many catholic's like myself traditionally keep up their Lenten sacrifices till Easter thus you will see three more "Lenten Reflections" pieces (titled Triduum reflections) … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Seventh Wednesday of Lent, Holding our Ground
Yesterday we talked about how Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are ordinary days in terms of what goes on with the Church in Holy Week that Jesus' acts during those days were significant, but there is another aspect of this that's worth mentioning as Lent nears its end. The fact that these last days of lent … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary
I spoke to Catholic apologist Trent Horn at the 2019 Catholic men's conference at Assumption College in Worcester MA One can't stress enough the importance of lay apologists to the church, particularly these days.