Friday, March 07, 2008


Waiting for the bus.

My First Communion Photo

See if you can pick me out - hint: I'm wearing my first pair of corrective lenses.
(People always told me I looked a lot like my mother. LOL!)

RCIA and the Easter Vigil Baptisms...

Don't do it like this!

This is exaggerated and ridiculous theater. Just baptize the person.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Looking for authentic religious life?

Desirous of consecrating your life as a sister?

"The Sister of St. Joseph moves always towards profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction." - from the Consensus Statement of the Sisters of Saint Joseph

We are an order of sisters in the Roman Catholic communion, and consociates of many Christian traditions, in collaboration for mission. Our community was founded in south-central France in 1650, and now includes about 14,000 sisters and associates in 55 countries around the world. There are about 320 sisters and about 100 consociates in the St. Paul Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. - SSJ website

The Sisters of St. Joseph Information Night

Thursday March 6, 2008

7:00-9:00 Carondelet Center

1890 Randolph Avenue

St. Paul, MN

For further information, you may call Sister Linda Taylor at 651-690-7063

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

My story.

Defensive detachment.

In case you have been checking back for the story of my life, I've decided to stop publishing it - although I'm still writing it.

St. Pio

Opening the crypt...

Legend has it, when the relics of saints are transferred (or when the tomb is opened) many favors and miracles are granted. Pray to St. Padre Pio during this period of exposition.
Photo: Exposition of the relics of St. Pio. Story here.
Devotion to Padre Pio: Prayers
(Offline for adoration Wednesday, March 5.)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Archbishop indicted...

I got the pamphlet in the mail today!
"Apostolic Succession or the Priesthood Betrayed." It is very slick, nice format, well written. It is not an anonymous document, it was written by Dr. David Pence for the In fact, one could pretty much get all of the same information from his website. It is kind of a rebuttal to the argument between Archbishop Flynn and Star Tribune columnist, Katherine Kersten concerning the "Battle for the soul of St. Thomas" - or the secularization of the University of St. Thomas. The document comes down pretty hard on Archbishop Flynn, the president Dennis Dease, and Kevin McDonough - although the Archbishop takes the direct hit.
I don't know - I've heard all of it before. The unofficial CDF blogs, doctrinal websites of faith and morals, voices in the desert, uber parents on line, church basement gossips - every one talks about this stuff and not much happens. Look how many years St. Stephen's has held the gates to hell open, and no one stopped them. Prayer is good, talk is cheap.
I'm sure someone at the Argument of the Month Club will get their copy of the booklet (Dr. Pence will be handing them out there) and if they feel it is important, one of those guys can write about it. The document is really addressed to priests anyway.
Last year at this time all of the blogs were abuzz about the Motu Proprio and the evil machinations of select bishops to prevent it. The year before at this time the local blogs were hot about the silencing of Fr. Altier by the mean ol' bishop. Been there, done that.

Freaked me out!

Love-struck woman stalked Catholic priest.

I thought it was someone I know... Someone who blogs... Someone around here...

Story here.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Boys Beware!

Interesting film that would have been shown in boys Health Classes during the late '50's, early '60's. It is listed on Youtube as a "ridiculous anti-gay propaganda film".

H/T to Unam Sanctum blog.


Not everyone was sad about Mr. Buckley.
With the conservative Catholic blogosphere nearly ready to canonize the guy, it was a hoot to run across this:
"The evil sons of bitches have lost one of their leaders. William F. Buckley is dead at 82.

Mr. Buckley’s greatest achievement was making conservatism — not just electoral Republicanism, but conservatism as a system of ideas — respectable in liberal post-World War II America. He mobilized the young enthusiasts who helped nominate Barry Goldwater in 1964, and saw his dreams fulfilled when Reagan and the Bushes captured the Oval Office.
If nothing else, Bill Buckley's death gives us one more reason to live a righteous life.
Because now, if you go to hell, you'll have to listen to this pompous asshole for all eternity." - Kenny's Sideshow
May God deliver him from the pains of hell, and may he rest in peace. Amen.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I went out yesterday...

I left the house to go scavenging at a few architectural antique resources on Saturday. Then I stopped and had lunch with a friend. Omigosh, and then, all caution thrown to the wind, we stopped by the house of a couple of dear friends - just for a visit. (My friends claimed that it has been 8 years since they saw me.)

Remember I told you I have been feeding the rabbits all winter?

My neighbor Hans holds one of the rabbits from my yard.