Under the Fedora Racism in LA, Chicago, Chula Vista, DC and Louisiana

Thanks to the Jussie Smollett case there has been a lot of talk concerning Race Crime Hoaxes. Here is an example of one that isn't. A member of a Hispanic street gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges after he orchestrated the 2014 firebombing of African-American homes in a Los Angeles public housing complex, officials … Continue reading Under the Fedora Racism in LA, Chicago, Chula Vista, DC and Louisiana

In appreciation of the Fabulous Poodles band

By John Ruberry One pleasant advantage of music in the streaming era is that with little expense I can tap into my favorite artists from my youth. If you are a recording artist, unfortunately, the big money isn't there for you. For $9.99 a month I enjoy unlimited downloads from Apple Music. However, if I … Continue reading In appreciation of the Fabulous Poodles band

Voices of CMC 2019 Sr. Maria Graves of the Daughters of St. Paul

I spoke to Sr. Maria Graes of the Daughters of St. Paul at the 2019 Catholic Men's Conference at Assumption College in Worcester MA Any time you see a sister in a regular habit it's a good sign, doubly so when you see one in a state like Massachusetts:

Lenten Reflections Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) The Fickle World

Palm Sunday is in many ways the oddest day in Lent. We open the mass with the celebration of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the blessing of the palms and then quickly pivot to the Lord's Passion and Crucifixion. It's quite a contrast but it's a great example of the fickle nature of the world. … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) The Fickle World

About the Coup Attempt

The biggest -Gate yet by baldilocks Worse than Watergate, indeed.  In 1972, Republicans were caught using former CIA operatives to spy on their political rivals. In 2016, Democrats have now been caught using active FBI and senior Department of Justice employees to spy on President Trump. It is no longer debatable whether or not it happened, because A. G. … Continue reading About the Coup Attempt

Why Disney is dark

Because we want girls to expose as much skin as possible to men they know nothing about...sounds like a strip club to me! (Image from IMDB) Disney's stock price has jumped up, largely based on the announcement that it would launch its new streaming service. While parents everywhere are probably rejoicing, we should take a … Continue reading Why Disney is dark

Lenten Reflections Sixth Saturday of Lent A good “Tip”

When I was younger one of my favorite books was Tip O'Neill's Autobiography Man of the House. There is a lot of great stuff in it but the bit that sticks in my head the most is a piece of advice that a young Tip received from Boston's famous or infamous mayor James Michael Curley … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Saturday of Lent A good “Tip”

Voices of CMC 2019 A Pair of Seminarians Kevin & Derek

I spoke to a pair of Seminarians at the 2019 Catholic's Men's Conference Kevin: and Derek Both are connected to St. John's Seminary and while of different ages have both found their way to the church at a time when a young man making that decision is not all that popular. Update: Welcome Canon 212 … Continue reading Voices of CMC 2019 A Pair of Seminarians Kevin & Derek

The Holiest of Weeks

This weekend most Western Christians will celebrate one of the holiest days of their sacred calendar year:  Palm Sunday. Just what is Palm Sunday?   Perhaps the beloved physician and Gospel author Saint Luke can help us. Saint Luke describes what took place on that first Psalm Sunday nearly 2,000 years ago with these words … Continue reading The Holiest of Weeks

Lenten Reflections 6th Friday in Lent: …but only just

Yesterday we noted that one of the lies of the Devil is that one is too far gone to repent but noted that while rejecting that lie that we don't fall for the trap that comes with it, namely thinking we have forever to return to God. We don't. We have our lifetime to come … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 6th Friday in Lent: …but only just

Of Ecclesiastes And Weezer

A fundamental of Scripture is there’s something somewhere in it guaranteed to make anyone and everyone squirm uncomfortably. A prime example of this is Ecclesiastes, a book soundly ignored by feel good faith fans for its dour, bleak overview of life as something of a cruel cosmic joke in which very little, save finding contentment … Continue reading Of Ecclesiastes And Weezer

Nothing destroys a nation’s healthcare system more thoroughly than mandating free care

Mandating that healthcare be provided for free appears to be a noble and worthy goal for any government, one that progressives have been advocating for decades.  When put into place, mandating free healthcare has always produced disastrous results.  The progressives running for president should take careful note of this before continuing to call for Medicare … Continue reading Nothing destroys a nation’s healthcare system more thoroughly than mandating free care

Voices at Catholic Men’s Conference Filmmaker Kevin Dunn

I spoke to Kevin Dunn one of the featured speakers at the 2019 Catholic Men's Conference at Assumption College. His work fighting against assisted suicide is just as critical in the service of live as the fight against abortion.

Lenten Reflections 6th Thursday in Lent: There’s Still Time

One of the greatest things about the love of God is the time it gives you. Now I'm not referring to the time of silent prayer, or the times of reflection or even the time before the blessed sacrament that we talked about yesterday. I'm talking about the fact that we are given our entire … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 6th Thursday in Lent: There’s Still Time

muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora

I've written very little about politics lately as I've been concentrating on my Lenten Reflections and my interviews from the Catholic Men's Conference so here are a few thoughts on what's going on. I'm completely amazed at the left's inability to abandon the Mueller Report. The longer it keeps going on the more likely the … Continue reading muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora