Yearly Archives: 2012

Not Quite Farewell

Not Quite Farewell

If you follow my blog at all, you may have noticed that my posts have been nearly absent all summer. There is a reason, and I suppose it is high time that I share it with you. I had the good fortune of having my formation director over for dinner a couple months ago, andContinue Reading

Keeping Evil At Bay

Keeping Evil At Bay

It’s been a really rough few weeks, and I’m sorry I haven’t posted. We went on vacation to see my wife’s family for a couple weeks, and while we were away, the Lord blessed us by finally closing escrow our our new home. So you know that feeling when you get home from vacation thatContinue Reading

Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

So this week I am in Mississippi, visting my wife’s family. It is always such a culture shock for me to make my way to the south, because as a native Californian, there is so very little I have in common with the people down here. You see, where I am from, to say “YesContinue Reading

The Scapular of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

The Scapular of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

I am pro with my scapular. Yes, many faithful Catholics wear the scapular, and I am ever so proud whenever I see it creeping up someone’s back, or I see it hanging out of a child’s shirt. But let me ask you this, how quickly can you knot it so it won’t fall off whileContinue Reading

Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

There are few blogs that I follow regularly, in fact, there are less than ten. So when one of my personal favorite bloggers sends me a recognition of some kind, I can’t help but be thankful for the notice from someone I personally read so regularly. You see, I’m a homeschooling father, and to beContinue Reading

Supreme (Court) Frustration

Supreme (Court) Frustration

I have been pretty quiet over the last couple weeks, I just haven’t been inspired to write. It’s not that there haven’t been issues to write about, I just haven’t felt that there was anything that I really needed to say. I do however feel it is my duty to write something about the decision rendered byContinue Reading

Power of the Apostles

Power of the Apostles

I cried this weekend. I wasn’t bawling or anything, I just got really teary eyed, and couldn’t help myself.  I was just too affected. This weekend, we had a Mass for a congregation of sisters. It was their 100th year Jubilee, and so was a very big deal. It was amazing to see so manyContinue Reading

Reverend Know-It-All

Reverend Know-It-All

Oh Wow. I just read the best article on religious education that I have read in a long, long time. I’m not usually one to shamelessly plug someone else’s articles, but you seriously need to check this out now. Here is a short excerpt to wet your appetite. “In order to commit a mortal sin,Continue Reading

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura

I am sorry. I spent my writing time today on Facebook, and am simply spent. So instead of writing something special for the blog, I decided to copy and paste my conversation. Wow, am I lazy. Without further ado, here you go. “I so deeply appreciate your openness and sensibility in your discussion. I canContinue Reading

Blessed Graduation

Blessed Graduation

So I wanted to give something to all those new graduates out there, to let them know how proud of them I am. But I don’t give presents to folks I don’t know, sorry. So when I ran into this on Aggie Catholics, I knew it was just the right thing. HT Aggie Catholics Congratulations,Continue Reading