Category Archives: Saints

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

Angry Mary

So I was in a church today, and I was looking at the obligatory statue of Mary. She looked mad. Now maybe it was just where I was sitting, but I mean she seemed to be scowling. I know what you are thinking. “Geeze Dance, have a guilty conscience?” Actually, not right now, I’m havingContinue Reading

St. Joseph, Man Among Men

Today is the Solemnity of St Joseph, and I want you to do me a favor. Start this song, and read it as she sings it. I have seldom found a more telling picture of that blessed Christian hero.   We all feel like sometimes we have lost Jesus. Let him be your guide.I shouldContinue Reading

Guinness, Whistles, and Prayers

I included this photo for no particular reason. Yes, I’m a geek. Thanks for asking. Well, I wanted to take a bit of a break today, I hear I might be able to find some green beer lying around somewhere. So just for your entertainment, I’m throwing up a little video my mother took whileContinue Reading

St. Joseph Never Has Enough Candles.

Every church has them. They are obligatory. We have a statue of Mary on the left, and a St. Joesph on the right. More often then not, we also have a small rack of candles in front of each for folks to light and pray. The candles for our Most Holy Mother are always lit.Continue Reading

Prayer of Death

So I’m about to head out on my weekly round to the nursing homes, and I’m suddenly reminded of my first service I was a part of for a retirement community. One of our die-hard parishoners was leading the service, and she asked me to read the prayer she always read right after communion. ItContinue Reading

St. Francis was Not a Hippy

Trust me, after living in a Volkswagen bus, I know a hippy when I see one. So when I say St. Francis was not a hippy, You can be assured it was so. I found this great video while researching this post, and decided they said it better than I could. Enjoy. I appreciate youContinue Reading

You Want to Choke Me With Candles?

Okay, so if your family had been sitting around the table for 2000 years, you would have some pretty silly traditions too. Today is official rub candles on your throat day. Yes, I’m serious. If you are not a daily Mass goer, you may have missed this great celebration of throat massage. Today is the feast of St Blaise. Now, weContinue Reading