Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's Official

They're engaged! Congratulations Patrick Harvey and Jessica!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reporter Dragged Kicking and Screaming from near Air Force One

Now, I thought this was going to be a good, "Let's bash the president for this one." But when I read the article I came to a different conclusion:

The reporter stated:

"I said, 'I'll take my chances if (the president) comes by here,'" said Lee, who identified herself as a Roman Catholic priestess who lives in Anaheim, Calif. "He became annoyed that I wouldn't give him the letter."

Lee, who was wearing what she described as a cassock, said she protested when she was asked to leave....

[emphasis mine]

Certifiable. There is no other word.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School Band in NYC for St. Patrick's Day

Immaculate Heart of Mary School

Still River, MA

Coolest high school band in the universe and not just because my sons are in it! Show me another high school band that carries the American flag and the Vatican flag!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fatima: New Movie: The 13th Day

This looks to be beautifully filmed. And the Christian answer to the Salem Witch Trials.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand and Some Sanity

In response to the disgraceful performance by Christopher West the "Catholic" sex guru, Dr. Von Hildebrand points out the obvious problems with West's approach and the dangers.

The article is here.

Her comments:

“My feeling is that Christopher West has become famous because he started discussing the Theology of the Body, which is extremely appealing topic. The difficulty is that, in the meantime, he became so famous that I do believe he has become much too self-assured and has lost sight of the extreme sensitivity of the topic.”

This is “very troubling” because what she calls the “intimate sphere” is something “very mysterious, very profound, something that has a direct relationship with God.”

“My feeling is that his vocabulary and his way of approaching it totally lacks reverence.”

“Reverence is the key to purity,” she told CNA.” The intimate sphere “is not a topic of public discussion” but is “extremely serious.”

“It seems to me that his presentation, his vocabulary, the vulgarity of things that he uses are things that simply indicate that even though he might have good intentions he has derailed and is doing a lot of harm.”

Most troubling are the comments at the end of the article which mostly support Christopher West and his pornographic views of intimacy. The prevailing sentiment seems to be that if it were not for Christopher West, some of the writers would not be Catholic. It makes you wonder what they have converted to? The Faith or hedonism and the Theology of the Body's attempt to redeem hedonism by couching it in spiritual terms?

Apparently a "clarification" was released on behalf of Christopher West, painstakingly explaining the difference between Hugh Hefner and Pope John Paul II. Thanks but the differences are obvious to anyone of sense. It is the similarities that West "cites" and has convinced himself of that is so troubling. The whole "clarification" can be read here.

Best of all is this statement in "the clarification"

Christopher West is not a sex therapist. He is a Catholic educator, author, lecturer, and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute. The TOB Institute is an educational organization and does not engage in sex therapy.

Why pray tell would that be necessary????? Could it be because of the way that Christopher West has characterized his own work? Of course.

The clarifications and halfhearted back tracking can only mean one thing- donations are down. And that's good news.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Christopher West on Pope John II and Hugh Hefner

If there is anyone who still does not understand what is wrong, so very wrong with Theology on the Body and Christopher West and his cottage industry please watch this and I think all will be made clear.

Warning- graphic content.

Video can be seen here.

Friday, May 08, 2009

In This Day and Age

...with all the buzz about the NY flyover that resulted in panic and distress for New Yorkers who thought they were reliving 9/11 I can't help but ask myself:

Was this necessary in the day of Photoshop????

And we have the customary resignation.

But the "sacrificial lamb" seems especially artificial this time around. we've been there. We've done that. And martial law is still coming, fresh on the heels of socialistm.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Fr. Thomas Berg, leaving the Legion of Christ

... to become a priest of the New York Diocese.

The article is here from Catholic Culture.


Father Berg, who had urged his fellow Legion members to reflect seriously on the "profoundly disturbing" revelations about the order's founder, Father Marcial Maciel, said that he has been considering the move for some time. He said that he hoped the apostolic visitation recently announced by the Vatican would help provide a "new beginning" for the Legionaries, adding that "I remain their friend and brother in the Lord." The Westchester Institute, which has been sponsored by the Legion of Christ, will be reorganized under a new board of directors.

Kids Visiting the Convent

My sister took this picture when some of the kids and I were visiting my sister,
Sr. Brigid Mary, MICM
during the Octave of Easter. From top to bottom, Stephen, Edmund, Rose holding Rebekah and Tim being Mr. Cool on the right.

Friday, May 01, 2009

My Apology to Perez Hilton: Mike Adams

I really love the South.

Here is Mike Adams of and his apology to Perez Hilton.

I am sorry that you cannot keep your political opinions out of a beauty contest. I am sorry that gay men are rarely capable of keeping the subject of gay marriage out of any conversation.

I am sorry that, in this country, people are often afraid to talk to gay people because they believe that if they tell others the truth about their views on gay marriage, they will upset other people. I am sorry that gays really do try to get people fired or destroy their careers for opposing gay marriage. I am sorry that many gays cannot see how this reinforces the stereotype that homosexuality is an emotional disorder.

He will probably go the way of Jay Severin who has been suspended indefinitely.

And no matter how obnoxious I find his comments, it frightens me that alternative opinions can no longer be expressed. Even obnoxiously. Whatever happened to Cohen v. California?