Archive for December 2012

Wonderful Catholic Happenings I Neglected to Blog

“Found Christianity”

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad town

Seen in Madison in 2012. Fair warning, these photos progress from funny to dark. (maybe this makes you want to play Frogger. Or maybe you’ve never played Frogger. You can here. Avoid wasting too much time: decide before you click the link how many quarters you have.) This June, on E Johnson Street. The text… (read more)

Snow day scenes

Happier than a bird with a french fry

At the young adult group “Spirit and Truth” at the Cathedral Parish, one time the icebreaker question was “what’s your pet peeve?” Monsignor Holmes’ was “when the neighbors’ chickens get in my backyard.” That’s Holy Redeemer Church over on the right. In the hippie neighbors’ backyard, their coop. I was delighted. I love chickens (alive)…. (read more)

Beauty Spot

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming…

Christmas Masses in Madison

The Snowpriest

Yesterday morning, in the backyard of the rectory for the St Paul’s priests, where several UW men students also reside: is that snowman not wearing a clerical collar? A biretta would finish the picture. Inside Holy Redeemer Church today, some Hispanic parishioners and Padre Jose Luis (far right, facing camera) were working on the Creche…. (read more)

Bishop Morlino on the de-facto religious beliefs of Americans

Bishop Morlino was on a secular conservative talk radio program, the Vicki McKenna Show, yesterday. I looked up a podcast of this program. His interview starts at about 20:00. First, McKenna asks him about the “pathologically silly” belief that the world might end when the Mayan calendar ended, jettisoning their own core value system, to… (read more)

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