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Did the Catholic Church steal my brother?

I have a tradition I share with my three sisters. Every Mother’s Day we get together for a long weekend to catch up, share stories, laugh, cry, explore, and take a moment to stop in a bar. 903 more words

Pearls

Day 17 - The Fighting Irish

Before I get started, let’s talk about what I learned today: The identity of bald writer!

One of my best friends briefly worked for SNL, and this man — Kevin Miller — was his boss. 871 more words

30 Rock

Brendan Behan on Religion

This passage was written by Irish writer Brendan Behan and it is from the book Borstal Boy. A borstal is a reform school for underage prisoners as an alternative to prison. 555 more words

Song and Poetry

Having been alone all day, I decided to travel out to town for the 5:15 Low Mass offered by a particularly well-known parish priest in the archdiocese, well into his eighties. 232 more words

The Precious Blood

July is the month of the Precious Blood  of Our Lord. As this is my first post from the beginning of the month, I find it suitable to begin with a prayer to the Precious Blood just to start thing off in a pious and practical way. 259 more words

St John the Baptist, St John the Preacher

I hope you don’t mind that I changed the look of this a little bit. My prior theme had a little bar that would appear when you scrolled down to a certain point and it annoyed me so it had to go. 369 more words

In the order of Melchizedek

Our parish priest was recently on the radio calling for “women priests, and progressive reform.” I don’t mean to jump into the shark’s mouth, so I’m choosing to keep quiet when I’m around him. 1,192 more words