Happy Thanksgiving

Father, all of Creation rightly owes you thanks and praise. Your justice, love and mercy abound. We thank you this day for all that you have given us: For the Passion and Death of your Divine Son, we thank you Father, through the Cross, He redeemed the world. For the Church, we thank you Father,…

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‘Tis the Season…

…for griping about “holidays.” First off, I wasn’t planning on discussing the holiday season until we were into Advent. I won’t take a serious look at Christmas stuff until then. A big exception is the gigantic, gorgeous, wishing-I-had-$400-to-spend-on-nothing Creche scene that Sam’s club is carrying this year. It’s not light-up – it’s resin – and…

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Praying for Things Passed

Esther has a terrific post up about Saint Padre Pio that contains a wonderful explanation of how we can pray for things in the past. Today, when you pray about the election, it matters not if you are in, say, Hawaii, and the polls are already getting ready to close in Maine or Virginia. You…

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Holy Day of Obligation

Julie has a wonderful post up on All Saints’ Day, and how, as Stephen Colbert put it, “… if you’re Roman Catholic and you don’t go to Mass you’ll go to Hell.” But a part I like even better than Stephen’s observation is this, from The Bad Catholic’s Guide to Good Living: This feast is…

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Why I Have Not Left

I do not want to give details here, but I do want to make a comment on why I stay in a parish where things are, shall we say, less than orthodox. Seriously, don’t ask. This is enough of an occasion of sin for me without adding gossipping. I know more than a few families…

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Help

Please pray for my parish as a whole. And please, if you could, pray for me. I am struggling GREATLY with some serious issues here, and I have been upset most of the morning. It’s not going away, and while I know and beleive that Christ holds us in the palm of His hand, I…

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