April 02, 2016

Off the Air

Gentle Reader: Sorry, restarting the blog is not going to happen. My Dad is very ill and moving into middle stage Alzheimers. I am going to need to devote a lot of time to his care in near term. Please pray for us. God bless you.

March 30, 2016

Wanted: Bathroom Remodelers!

So, I was thinking (I know) all this talk and legislation around allowing women to use men's bathrooms and men to use women's bathrooms and questioning to use whatever bathroom they want, because some one may be transgender or just confused or just plain horny is a perfect time for our friends in the bathroom remodeling business to start preparing those bid responses, project plans, ads and designs! Just think of all the new work generated! Sure, there will be those cheapskates that will just replace the sign with a ? or "Toilet" but in Minnesota (Land of Accommodation for any group with a census of under 1 per 1,000,000)you can bet there will be plenty of business owners and school boards (read: Education Minnesota) that will push for all bathrooms to look the same. I am looking forward to seeing as many nasty urinals as possible in the next year or two! Who knows who you might run in to! No need to send your man to the store for tampons, he can just buy them out of the bathroom dispenser for you! Just when you thought the school locker room and showers were not humiliating enough, now our children and heirs will surpass us in wanting to hide in the nurses office during the gym period. Good times...good times...

March 29, 2016

Father Vincent Colon Rest in Peace

In early March I was saddened to hear that Father Vincent Colon had passed away on February 28, 2016. Please, in your charity, pray for the repose of his soul and that he may be able to enjoy the Beautific Vision. In 2007, I blogged about finding his Ordination Card in a St. Andrew Missal that Ray from MN gifted me when I was Confirmed. In a fine show of hilarity, Fr. B Pedersen informed me that Fr. Colon was at my Confirmation Mass! Doh! I, then, remembered seeing Father Colon and even speaking to him at the reception afterwards. Father Colon came up to me and greeted me and congratulated me. My prior post is here here Read the comments as some of his family commented on it this year. Ray from MN produced Father's address. He was, then, residing in a retirement home for priests. What I didn't say later on the blog is that Father and I had a brief mailed written correspondence. I also didn't tell you that I mailed his ordination card to him, as I thought it should be something he should have. I didn't tell you that he mailed the card back to me and wrote on it; "Keep and Pray for Me" I kept it and have the card to this day. What is even more passing strange as I had been thinking about him in early March which would have been after he died. I did not know he died until I read about it in the "Catholic Spirit". I had a moment of sadness and am tearing up composing this post. I don't feel like I "knew" Father Colon. Do any of feel like we really "know" a priest? Does a man become a priest to be "known"? I don't think a true man with an honest calling to serve expects or wants to be known. I think a priest, like many called to serve, is content with making a small difference in someones lives.If that was true of Father Colon, if he truly only wanted to love and to serve the Lord and to lead others to Him and make a difference in someone's life, I can tell you that he made a difference in mine and, in a brief moment in time, he touched my heart. Thank you, Father Colon, and may His Angels carry you forward to His Glory.

March 28, 2016

Gossip Folks

December 31, 2011

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

Go to Mass today! Oh, and, Happy New Year too!

December 25, 2011

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The twenty-fifth day of December.

In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth;

the two thousand nine hundred and fifty-seventh year after the flood;

the two thousand and fifteenth year from the birth of Abraham;

the one thousand five hundred and tenth year from Moses and the going forth of the people of Israel from Egypt;

the one thousand and thirty-second year from David's being anointed king;

in the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;

in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;

the seven hundred and fifty-second year from the foundation of the city of Rome;

the forty second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus;

the whole world being at peace,

in the sixth age of the world,

Jesus Christ the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, and nine months having passed since his conception, was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary, being made flesh.

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

If you don't 'like' any of the presents you received this year. Remember, THIS, the Incarnation, is the TRUE gift and the BEST gift you/we will ever receive. Don't reject it and send it back.

December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas, Sinner!

Terry's Christmas card arrived today and said just that! ROFL! Thanks, Ter, it gave me the laugh I needed. Advent has been drier for me this year than any Lent.Satan is attacking and I've given in on a few occasions. I went to Confession again today. I feel like maybe I should just camp out in the Confessional. I'm waiting for Father to say "You, AGAIN?!" But, better that than the Lord asking "Who are you again?"

I think LarryD's Christmas card was confiscated by the Postal Service again this year - something about it requiring black plastic wrapping.
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