Just When I thought I Said All I Could Say My Sin on the Side Said I got One On The Way

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been 2 weeks since my last confession. I   (insert sin you probably confessed last time, and the time before that, and probably a year or two ago) Continue reading “Just When I thought I Said All I Could Say My Sin on the Side Said I got One On The Way”

Black Funeral Vestments: The Remedy To Our Lutheran Tendencies

Author’s note: Although I intend to briefly explain Lutheran doctrines, I am well aware that there are varying levels of commitment to Luther’s original exposition on the matter of Justification. I thought it best to pull from the Solid Declarations of the Formula of Concord because they were the best articulation of the Augsburg Confessions.

About a month ago,  The Socratic Catholic published a short meditation on the Beauty of the Requiem Mass with its use of black chasuble and Dies Irae sequence. I confess that in my standard Catholic upbringing, Continue reading “Black Funeral Vestments: The Remedy To Our Lutheran Tendencies”

Happiness and Marriage: Why St. Thomas Aquinas Probably Enjoys Pharell

“Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof. Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth…”

Despite the aggravating infectiousness of that song, I believe the secret to its success lies mostly in the fact that Pharell put his finger on something incredibly fundamental to what it means to be human.

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Real Fake Doors VS Icons: Barometers of the Soul

The laxity of our own spiritual lives (the declaration of which should never be confused with virtue) produces in us a desire to burn for God’s peace. Catholics of sincere faith are probably very quick to recognize that the path to union with God resides in letting our mortal flesh keep silent before the majesty of the Sacred Mysteries.  These same Catholics may also recognize that God, in his infinite mercy, has become incarnate, bending his knee to clothe himself in the very beauty of creation our feeble sense need to make heads or tails of literally anything. It follows then, Continue reading “Real Fake Doors VS Icons: Barometers of the Soul”

The Billy Mays pitch I didn’t know I’ve always wanted to give

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Wow! The inaugural post has finally become a reality! WordPress has kindly informed me, through a flurry of automated and overbearing emails that the inaugural post should be an explanation about how I came to found this blog, my own personal aspirations, the color of my house key, social-security number and….. yadda, yadda, yadda. Reflecting on the life and times of one of my advertising heroes Billy Mays (peace be upon his name), I figured that I would just give a high-octane pitch that fizzles out very quickly, but still leaves you intrigued enough to wonder if the thing I’m selling is actually worth investing in . AHEM!….

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