Monthly Archives: August 2012

It’s a Mad Mad World

This is just plain nuts (H/T New Advent: Hunter Spanjer says his name with a certain special hand gesture, but at just three and a half years old, he may have to change it. “He’s deaf, and his name sign, … Continue reading

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Father and Doctor of the Church: St. Augustine

From his Confessions:    Urged to reflect upon myself, I entered under your guidance the innermost places of my being; but only because you had become my helper was I able to do so. I entered, then, and with the vision … Continue reading

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A Time to Count Our Blessings

My favorite deacon and I have a lot to be thankful for, and August is a good reminder. Dylan, our 1st grandchild was born ten years ago today on the feast of St. Augustine. It seems like yesterday that I … Continue reading

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Violence is Not the Answer

Well unless you have been hiding in a cave in Afghanistan, I am sure that you have read about Todd Akin’s  lamer than lame comments on why he doesn’t support abortion in the case of rape. That is what happens … Continue reading

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To Vote or not to Vote, that is the Question.

As someone who identifies as “simply Catholic”, this election year is a real dilemma. On the one hand we have the President who is a cheerleader for abortion, has a disregard for freedom of religion, and has expanded the power … Continue reading

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Make no promises. Tell no lies

This blog has been AWOL for quite some time, and it is not the first time. But this time I am not going to promise to be a more faithful blogger. That, clearly, has been an epic fail. I don’t … Continue reading

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