Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Priest Forever

I found this post at A Catholic View. Check it out, please.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Horses Can Be Dangerous

Royal Navy Officer Saves Life of Army Colleague in Horse-Back Riding Mishap
An Army Officer assigned to the Military Academy in Sandhurst narrowly escaped serious injury recently when he attempted horseback riding with no prior experience. After mounting his horse unassisted, the horse immediately began moving. As it galloped along at a steady and rhythmic pace, the officer, Lieutenant Tommy Thomas, began to slip sideways from the saddle.
Although attempting to grab for the horse's mane Thomas could not get a firm grip. He then threw his arms around the horse's neck but continued to slide down the side of the horse. The horse galloped along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider. Finally, losing his grip, the Lieutenant attempted to leap away from the horse and throw himself to safety. His foot, however, became entangled in the stirrup, leaving him at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as his head and upper body repeatedly struck the ground.
Moments away from unconsciousness, and probable death, to his great fortune Commodore Steve Cleary [RN Ret'd] shopping at Waitrose, saw him and quickly unplugged the horse.
Wokingham News, Berkshire, England.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lent & the Olympics

The Ironic Catholic has a great post on 10 ways Lent is like the Olympics.

10 Ways in Which the 2010 Winter Olympics is Like Ash Wednesday

That is, 10 ways beyond the obvious fact that the 2010 Olympic logo looks like a multi-colored cross.

  1. It starts with a fire. Fires produce ash!

  2. Canada has always struck me as a good place to do penance.

  3. You can sing "Mountain of God" going up the ski lift.

  4. When you're an athlete, you don't get to eat what you want. You give it up, right? Get it?

  5. ...All the potential in the downhill skiing metaphors and reflecting about your slide from the summit with God!

  6. ...not to mention the frequent mention and fear of "the Fall" in the figure skating competitions.

  7. "Today is the appropriate time...." Just do it, now. The race is today.

  8. History matters. You didn't get to today out of nowhere; it's been a journey.

  9. Kinda slushy up in Vancouver, like your life.

  10. The agony of defeat...video-captured and examined.

Way in which the Winter Olympics is NOT like Ash Wednesday:

  1. When you repent and trust in God, you always get the gold.


Baby Gianna Part 3

Here is the third part of the compelling story of Miracle Gianna from Creative Minority Report,

Parts 1 & 2 are posted below.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby Gianna - Part 2

Today is the second part of Baby Gianna's story from Creative Minority Report.

(Read Part 1 here.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Baby Gianna Story - Part 1

Creative Minority Report is running a week long series on a crisis pregnancy. The Baby Gianna Story is well worth the read.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

May everyone have a Happy Valentine's Day. Remember as we head into Lent that the truest and deepest love comes only from the One who loved us first and always.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Taxi Ride

Here's a little humor for today:

A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimetres from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, "Look mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!" The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap would scare you so much. "The driver replied, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver. I've been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years."

Monday, February 1, 2010


One of the things that gives me hope for the future...? Watching and listening to 15 sixth grade CCD students fervently praying the Rosary in reparation for the sins of abortion.