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Not Your Oprah’s Book Club – Jan. 2020

How many people make New Year’s Resolutions at the end of January? It was a sure way for me to keep the promise to myself beyond the average 21 days, after which most of us give up. So, after a delightful conversation with one of my nieces, who is planning to read more books this […]

Today We Crowned Him With Thorns

Today in the Catholic Church in Novus Ordo parishes (post Vatican II) we celebrated the feast of Christ the King, This Sunday signifies the end of the liturgical calendar year. Advent, the season which anticipates Christmas then, is the start of a new liturgical year. Traditional Latin Mass parishes celebrate the Kingship of Christ on […]

5+ Very Efficacious Daily Prayers

Morning Offering – O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin and the […]

On The Benefits of Cantankerousness

I was in a local Novus Ordo (N.O.) Catholic Church this past Sunday owing to my feeling very much under the weather to the point of almost missing Sunday Mass, which is something that I have to be very sick to miss. I generally drive 45 minutes to a filled-to-the-brim-with-young-families Traditional Mass. Anyway, the previous […]

Old News That’s Evergreen

Did you know that receiving Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in the hand while standing is not as reverent as receiving on the tongue and kneeling? Don’t take it from me, though. Here’s a timely and timeless interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider on EWTN from January 9, 2013, an interesting date, as it’s just […]

On The Lighter Side

The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all its might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright – And this was odd, because it was The middle of the night.   The moon was shining sulkily, Because she thought the […]

God and His Angels & Saints vs. Francis I and His Demons

We know who wins in the end, but it’s going to be one hell of a fight!

Indulgences 101 – What You Can Gain While You’re Still Alive

The Catholic Church never stopped the practice of permitting the faithful to gain indulgences, contrary to popular belief. Like the belief in Purgatory, the idea of gaining indulgences gets a bad rap by people who frankly don’t know what they’re talking about. So here’s the skinny. There are a myriad of ways to lessen our […]

Do you know what’s in your child’s A.R. (Accelerated Reader) books?

As a former elementary and middle school teacher I was responsible for encouraging my students to rack up the points in reading as many library books as possible. They earned these points by taking an on-line test on the book they’ve just read. But, what is in these books?  With the obviously silly titles like […]