Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Catholic Church Hates Women? (Understanding Birth Control)

The Catholic Church Hates Women? (Understanding Birth Control)

I have the pleasure of spending time with many college age men and women. I have always enjoyed this age group more than any other. I love their inquisitiveness and their idealism. I love that they look so deeply into the meaning of things, searching for lessons they can take forward into their lives. SoContinue Reading

Never Forget

Never Forget

I am a patriot. Now that doesn’t mean I feel our country is the greatest nation in the world or any of that nonsense. We have our problems, and those problems are very real ones. I have often commented on the slow steady decrease of morality in our nation, I’m not all that happy withContinue Reading

Forbidden to Wear the Roman Collar

Forbidden to Wear the Roman Collar

I had an interesting comment on a post I wrote a while back, “Should Deacons Wear the Roman Collar?”, and as that post is one that continues to garner interest, and his question was really good, I thought I’d take a moment to muse on it. “…. I think you should ask one other question.Continue Reading

I’m Better Than You

I’m Better Than You

Human Dignity. I have to admit, that I am at times very confused about this. The trouble is, it all sounds so nice on paper. We claim that every person has the same innate human dignity because we all were made in the image and likeness of God. We say that there is some equalityContinue Reading

The Only Issue

The Only Issue

Yesterday i said something with the full expectation that I would get called out. I said that looking towards the next election, the ONLY issue of any real and deep importance was the question of Catholic institutions being told to include abortificants, birth control and sterilizations in their health care plans. No one yelled. IContinue Reading

Religion is Irrelevant

Religion is Irrelevant

How many time have you heard this? Every time I get into a political discussion, whether it be about moral evils like abortion or gay “marriage”, or if I am talking economics or health care, some yahoo eventually will spit out that religion has no part in the conversation, as it is entirely irrelevant. Where the heck did theyContinue Reading

A Night Without Kids

A Night Without Kids

My youngest daughter’s best friend had a birthday party last night, and being the prepubecent bundle of hormones that they are, they decided the best thing to do would be have a sleepover. So both my daughters were gone all night. We were alone. Party Time! Bust out the drinks and the dancing, it’s timeContinue Reading

Understanding Discernment

Understanding Discernment

So a regular reader of mine, a friend looking into the diaconate asked a great question today that I thought deserved more than a quick pat answer. Here is his question. “Seriously – what resources did you find helpful during your discernment process prior to Aspirancy and what has helped you on your way throughContinue Reading

Why Do You Visit My Blog?

Why Do You Visit My Blog?

I have a rather silly little hobby. Whenever I remember to sit down and write a post, I take a look at who visited my site, and I try to figure out why they came. I think it’s really rather funny. So I thought for today, I’d share with you the information I gleaned fromContinue Reading

Lord, What Shirt Should I Wear Today?

Lord, What Shirt Should I Wear Today?

You might think I’m being humorous, but I really do ask that question. I know it’s not a big deal, but it’s an easy question to ask. I’ll tell you why it’s so easy, I get dressed right after my morning prayer. Yup, I don’t even get out of bed, I just wake up andContinue Reading