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Something Strange is Happening ( or the Descent into Hell)

Last year I think Daniel posted this. It is one of my favorite readings in the whole year for the liturgy of the hours. Christ will soon come in glory. From an ancient homily on Holy Saturday The Lord descends into hell Something strange is … [Read more]

Of Incense & Instagram (Or, Comparing the Medieval’s Lent to Our Own)

The Middle Ages is too often made the whipping boy of contemporary skepticism. We post-moderns hear all the time about how superstitious, rigid, prudish and pious the medievals were, and I believe it is because we like ignoring how silly, … [Read more]

Page CXVI Good Friday to Easter Review

I was introduced to Page CXVI by a Facebook post of this video (which you should watch right now).  I was intrigued by their style so, as can happen often with Youtube, I followed the link chain of all their videos. Their music was refreshing, … [Read more]

Why I Use a Fountain Pen

Many say we are in the full swing of the digital age. Smart phones are in pockets and purses. Tablets are in backpacks, briefcases, and handbags. Social media is a main means of communication. We type more than we use a pens. Pens are mainly used for … [Read more]

Loss & Mystery (And Why We Care About MH370)

"There's a plane missing in the Indian Ocean," says the guy in front of me in class. He then pulls up a website with all the data, information and stats, a website exclusively devoted to the search for Flight MH370. It was 12 days ago and I had my … [Read more]

The Apology

I have had to make this type of post to often and it bothers me, because I hate not doing something I love and something that I feel is important. Over these last few months, life has been a little bumpy not because of exterior happiness, interiorly. … [Read more]

My Reading Wishlist for 2014

After reflecting on the best books I read last year, I found myself looking on my bookshelves (both analog and digital) for what I would read this year. I've never made a reading wishlist because I knew I would never well fulfill it, but I figure … [Read more]

Top Ten Books Read in 2013 – 1

Sorry for the wait. I have no excuse. (sad puppy dog face) Anyway, the best book I read last year is by an author who has already been top of my list before and has already appeared on the list this year. Josef Pieper's On Hope is one of those life … [Read more]

Sports Father #28

Myself and a few other priests, all of whom know and understand degrees Celsius, talk sports. They talked about hockey. When baseball (the hall of fame picks of course) was mentioned I could chime in. Then finally we got to my beloved Saints. Who … [Read more]

“Our Finest Hour” (Or, American Christianity Today)

When I get on the blog-o-sphere these days, I get the unsettling vibe that many of my brothers & sisters in Christ are none too pleased to be a Christian in American these days. Admittedly, this is not the Christian faith's most popular hour. … [Read more]