Lenten Reflections 1st Saturday of Lent: confess Confess CONFESS!

One of the best things about Lent is that almost every parish I've ever run seen always offers extra confessions during the season. Alas it is not uncommon for some priests to find their confessional empty during the scheduled times for confession at normal time and it's even worse when a priest during extra Lenten … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 1st Saturday of Lent: confess Confess CONFESS!

Fr Anthony of Marytown in Illinois on Confession

The first interview I did in Chicago was on Fr. Anthony of Marytown who I was going to ask about the shrine however the Holy Spirit had other ideas You don't get much better than this on the subject This blog is a venture in capitalism that depends primarily on readers. You can help finance … Continue reading Fr Anthony of Marytown in Illinois on Confession

What Naaman the Syrian can teach us about Confession Holy Doors and Pride

Mr. Scratch: A soul? A soul is nothing. Can you see it, smell it, touch it?  The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941   Yesterday at the end of Mass our Pastor informed us of a special local event for the year of mercy. There will be a 24 day of prayer and mercy taking place … Continue reading What Naaman the Syrian can teach us about Confession Holy Doors and Pride

Breaking News from the 1st Century AD: The Catholic Church Forgives Sins!

The MSM is breathless and laughing my head off: #BREAKING: Pope Francis gives priests discretion to forgive abortion http://t.co/YK4ULnSobx — NBC News (@NBCNews) September 1, 2015 I suspect Ed Morrissey has reached a point where this ignorance doesn't phase him as much none of this should be terribly newsworthy anyway. The Catholic Church teaches that … Continue reading Breaking News from the 1st Century AD: The Catholic Church Forgives Sins!

Satan’s Sheldon Cooper Sin Trap

Sheldon Cooper: The backwash into this glass is every pathogen that calls your mouth "home sweet home." Not to mention the visitors who arrive on the dancing tongue of your subtropical girlfriend. Raj Koothrappali: Hey! That's my sister and my country you're talking about! Leonard may have defiled one, but I won't have you talking … Continue reading Satan’s Sheldon Cooper Sin Trap

You can’t have Christ’s Mercy without God’s Justice

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson Repentance must precede the right of pardon, and I have not repented Jefferson Davis 1881. What I have written is but a pale shadow of the things I saw [in Hell] . But I noticed one … Continue reading You can’t have Christ’s Mercy without God’s Justice

The Frustration of Divine Mercy

For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their fathers' wickedness on the children of those who hate me, down to the third and fourth generation;  but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:5b-6   On … Continue reading The Frustration of Divine Mercy

Pride, Courage, Perception and the Value of a Good Example

All you then have to do is to keep out of his mind the question "If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?" You may ask … Continue reading Pride, Courage, Perception and the Value of a Good Example

Wouldn’t You Take This Deal?

Imagine just for a second that the IRS is interested in you. Imagine that you have not filed for years, have underpaid your taxes, have dodged taxes, owe back taxes or most serious of all, support conservatives in general and the Tea Party in particular. What if you were in any of those situations and … Continue reading Wouldn’t You Take This Deal?

Cause/Effect McCain, Milano, Shatner & Confession

Ok let's start from the beginning. After a tenacious effort on Stacy part Alyssa Milano gives Robert Stacy McCain a tweet. Interesting. cc: @ev RT @kausmickey: Does Twitter protect celebrities? http://bit.ly/4vIHld (via @atomsareenough) — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 28, 2009 Stacy being properly grateful remembers said re-tweet and in the middle of a rule five … Continue reading Cause/Effect McCain, Milano, Shatner & Confession

Voices from the Men’s Conference Fr. Larry Richards

Father Larry Richards gave a talk on Confession that was both informative and funny: He spoke on scripture and the need to read it And on daily prayer: And he spoke on Masturbation a subject that you don't get a lot of talk at Church He's not taking excuses: You can buy the entire speech … Continue reading Voices from the Men’s Conference Fr. Larry Richards

Confession good for the… Business?

One of the side effects of the move of my show to Saturday Mornings has been a disruption in my faith life. My parish has confession at noon on Saturdays. Since the show moved to 10 to noon I haven't had the chance to go to confession there or at my normal backup confession spot. … Continue reading Confession good for the… Business?

“You are going through your Good Friday”

I took confession with a different priest than I usually do this week. Although normally one doesn't talk about said sacrament, he said something to about coping with adversity that is important to remember. "You are going through your Good Friday", he said to me, "But remember, every Good Friday has its Easter." These words … Continue reading “You are going through your Good Friday”

Mr. DaTechGuy goes to the Catholic Men’s conference.

My son and I got to the men's conference a bit before 7:30 a.m. There was already a small group of men who where there waiting at the doors which where shortly opened and a flow of men of all ages were quickly up the escalators and into the main exhibitor area. Where a plethora … Continue reading Mr. DaTechGuy goes to the Catholic Men’s conference.