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MEAT FRIDAY!

If you're like me and you hate fish - and seafood, shellfish, anything that tastes anything like fish (no, it doesn't taste like chicken) - then generally Friday's are sort of miserable. My Friday ... More

Top 10 Moments of Blessed Pope John Paul II

Okay, full disclosure…The editors asked us to write nice, long pieces on Pope John Paul II.  That should be obvious when you look at all the awesome features gathered here. So, I got nervous and... More

316 lbs. I lost 3 lbs. Let’s Have A Party!

Yay. President Obama has called the budget cut the biggest annual spending cut in history. That reminds me of when I went to the doctor a few weeks ago. I'm about 6 feet tall. The doctor sai... More

Pope Michael: Weird Things Happen When You Split from the Church

I came across this guy a few years ago.  He lives in Delia, Kansas (no idea where that is - sorry Kansans). Apparently, he decided that all the popes after Venerable Pius XII were in fact heretics.... More

Your Family Budget

Today I am an average American.  Okay, many of you would say I am below average and this is a step-up.  You guys can be quiet. I am an average American.  I am married.  I have 2 amazing childre... More

Catholic Priest with National TV Show!

And not on a small religious network - on a mainstream national television network! I mean, this has to be news, right??? I'm not seeing much in the media yet about this exciting announcement fr... More

NYT and Boston Globe = Total Hypocrites

A little laughter for your Friday... Bill Donohue at the Catholic League has once again exposed anti-Catholic media bias. Responding to vigorous calls for a "zero-tolerance policy" from the Chur... More

Fact Check? We Don't Need No Stinking Fact Check!

Now, I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty sure that Ms. Dowd wrote this entire article based on her headline, “A Nope for Pope.” She was probably sitting there reading DailyKos when suddenly she ... More

New York Times Fact Check FAIL

So, by now everyone has probably read or heard about the New York Times fine piece of "journalism" by Laurie Goodstein...you know, the one titled "Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Bo... More

Bishop Vasa – Excommunication 101

Yesterday, I linked to Bishop Vasa's funny (and hopefully accurate) predictions for the new year.  He follows it up today with a great column in the Catholic Sentinel, the official newspaper of the A... More


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