Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Exultet iam angelica turba caelorum:
exultent divina mysteria:
et pro tanti Regis victoria tuba insonet salutaris...."

("Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!")

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Come Home

An excellent ad

Wouldn't it be nice if we could get this on every major TV network.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Comedy Central aka Bigotry Central

Via Domenico Bettinelli at

Just when you think Catholic bashing in the media can’t any more obnoxious it does. Brent Bozell exposes Comedy Central’s virulently hate-filled anti-Catholic screed in the form of a Tv show called “The Root of All Evil.”

It’s hosted by bottom-feeding shock comic Lewis Black, whose schtick of being as offensive as possible has garnered him such fame that this is the first time I’ve heard of him. Black is a bigot who judges the Catholic Church, which stands on trial charged as being the root of all evil. Sounds hilarious. This is on Comedy Central, why?

He’s joined by another no-name comic, Greg Giraldo, who Bozell says abandons all pretense all comedy to vent his spleen about the Church he was baptized into. You can guess the level of blasphemy and offensiveness that spews forth.

As usual, these cowards attack the Church because they know that Catholics will return insults only with words and prayer, whereas even a much milder level of invective at Islam would be met with fatwas and attempts on their lives.

By the way, Alltel Wireless was the sponsor of the phone-in poll for those who wished to vote for the Church as the root of all evil. Knowledge of which you can do with what you will.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Why Confession is a Good Thing

Once in a while Mark Shea has something really good on his blog. Here is one that I think makes alot of sense. It is a clip from ER that shows that when it comes right down to it and someone is knocking on death's door they really, really want to know that they are forgiven. No amount of pius platitudes or feel good religion can compare to hearing a priest say "I absolve you of your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Check out the clip:

I Have Returned

After being chastised by a number of people for not posting after my return home after my pilgrimage to the Holy Land I decided I better say something. It was an amazing pilgimage with many, many graced moments. God surely treats me much better than I deserve.

I hope to have a few posts for you soon, but it will be fairly slow until after Holy Week.