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Thou shalt leave everything & follow me

This image pretty much sums it up. My 2 selves are constantly bickering.

side 1: the materialist

side 2: The minimalist

Fact is, sometimes, I just want to leave everything and serve Christ alone. 308 more words

Shepheardes Calender VII: Julye.

Here we are in the hottest months of the year—the Shepheardes Calender year that is (uh, and the real year too, I guess).  I must confess, sometimes Spenser’s 16th century political allusions and classical references (and even his religious homilies and analogies) leave me confounded and sorely vex’d.  1,760 more words

He's Already Won

One way the late, great Rene Girard described Jesus’ great victory was in terms of forcing the world to see the innocence of the scapegoats we so often make of others.   273 more words


Thou Shalt Pass the Test When I Want!

So, I took my final exam today for a class I was taking. The lowest score I needed to pass was an 80%… I GOT A FREAKIN 79%!!!! 175 more words


I am at my father’s home to help prepare for his Catholic Solo Single’s gathering. I wasn’t confident he could move tables to where they needed to be, or bend and lug two-liter bottles of soda in from the cold garage. 1,015 more words


Not On My Watch

“Not on my watch” is the mantra of the  new Catholic School Principals mentored under Steven Virgadamo.

Test scores and enrollment will not decline, nor will the Catholic identity be curtailed in Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of New York, assure the 21 new elementary school principals as they embark on building up the Church through the schools and pupils entrusted to their care…” 225 more words