A long time ago I realized the Grace of the Holy Spirit was not to be found in the Roman Catholic Church. It grieved me to step back and see just how far Rome had deviated from the Church. In the last century the slow destruction of orthodoxy has accelerated into a maelstrom. Where there … Continue reading Witness
As some of you know, I have a Twitter account for meteorological interests. I eschew all arguments, politics, etc. which means I follow a handful of National Weather Service accounts, some meteorologists, and other similar accounts. Nothing is immune from controversy so on rare occasions I bump into tweets about “chemtrails”, the name some people … Continue reading Chemtrails, Conspiracies, and the Garden of Eden
[This is a follow-up to an earlier post, "Don't get caught under the net."] What do we think or feel when we hear those words? The impression is of a good thing, even a desirable and godly thing. After all, the word "righteous" is right there at the beginning. And "indignation" is usually something someone … Continue reading “Righteous Indignation”
I don't usually share things like this, but I've struggled with it for so long and finally had an epiphany. Probably most of us get angry when we see one person hurt another. When the "hurt" is magnified to mass murder and the "one person" is really a succession of multitudes acting on the same … Continue reading Don’t get caught under the net.
Well, this wasn't a complete disaster because I learned a few things. However, the dress as it turned out is nearly unwearable. I will explain. First, this is the artist's conception of how it should look (yes, I know to ignore the idealized Barbie waist): You can see that it's meant to be fitted. This … Continue reading Vintage Vogue 9000: take 1
I don't want a #daywithoutwomen... who does? I would love a day without whining women, but that's probably too much to hope for. In the meantime, let us honor the woman above all other women, our role model and mother, the most holy Theotokos Mary! It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever-blessed and … Continue reading International Women’s Day
I went to the grocery store today (there was a decent pause in the rain). Two quick notes about that: 1. My sister tipped me off on a coupon-type app for your phone. I have never been good at coupons. Not enough time, I hate printing out online coupons only to get to the store … Continue reading Groceries, etc.
I read an article today which reminded me why I seldom read articles in magazines (print or online). It tends to inspire the impulse to put my head through a brick wall. Legitimized idiocy. Here is that perfect example, this time courtesy of Redbook. (I followed the link to the original article; I wouldn't normally … Continue reading The Christian Act of Offering Congratulations
I just perused a Soft Surroundings catalog over coffee. My, their things are expensive! Some basic items here and there I liked (surplice tops are nice, as are long skirts), but many seemed overly luxurious and impractical for the life I lead. Pretty, but the overall tone of the catalog made me feel uncomfortable. Of … Continue reading Mirrored Surroundings
This article by Matt Walsh is quite excellent: It’s difficult to have grown-up conversations these days, because people like yourself see every mention of moral truth as either a personal attack or a statement of superiority. This is the real damage you cause in the Faith. It’s not that you’re sinful — we all are, to be sure — it’s that you want to … Continue reading The Narrow Path vs. "Inclusivity"