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Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him. 27 February is … Read More
This story is going around. That “knockout game” thing is still going on. I was going to put the video on, but, no… that’s what these barbarians want, isn’t it? In New York City, a creepy selfish loser sucker-punches a … Read More
From FNC: 19 states join legal fight against New Jersey’s concealed weapons law CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man’s … Read More
I lunched with a priest friend today. We chose Thai. I almost didn’t go in because the restaurant had one of those vile signs against CCW on the door. I’ll probably not go back. That said, my friend thought I … Read More
Did you hear about the case in Lansing, MI? A teen, who admitted he had done the “knockout game” think several other times, wound up getting shot twice by a man who defended himself with his legally concealed carry weapon. … Read More
Bp. Paprocki seems to be a “hard identity” Catholic. We need “hard identity” Catholicism. That doesn’t mean being mean. That means being clear. “Hard identity” Catholicism doesn’t reject compassion or diplomacy or joy. That’s what liberals do. “Hard identity” Catholics … Read More
Raising the concealed carry weapon issue to a whole new level. For your Just Too Cool file from Geek.com: New form of photon-based matter is essentially a lightsaber Modern physics has taught us quite a lot about light and how … Read More
Here is a lesson in deep hypocrisy. As you peruse the following, consider Starbuck’s corporate support of pro-abortive forces, especially where he talks about being used. From the head of Starbucks: An Open Letter from Howard Schultz, ceo of Starbucks … Read More
I saw a commercial for a type of back-pack which may be of interest to parents with children in school and even for some of you ladies and gentlemen out there. The pack, made by iSafe, has a built in … Read More
A couple questions about the Zimmerman Trial. The legal issue at stake is whether Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense. Setting aside the question of whether or not there should have even been a trial, and setting aside the fact that … Read More
Please vote in all three polls, below. I saw on TV a report, including security camera videos, of a horrific situation. A mentally ill man takes an infant from a grocery cart seat, holds a knife to the baby’s throat … Read More
I have been thinking through the “gun” controversy. I am also thinking about what it means for me, a priest. For example, what does a concealed carry weapon (CCW) mean for a priest versus for a layperson? Some people will … Read More
When I got interested in Ham Radio, I discovered on YouTube some video offerings from “USNERDOC“, a fellow in Oregon who was in the Navy and is an emergency medicine doctor. He has gotten into Ham Radio, in part, to … Read More