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Get In Your Spiritual Game

Last weekend I attended a men's conference at a local parish. The keynote speaker was Danny Abramowicz, a former wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. He talked about his life in football and his re-conversion to the Faith. A fascinating story. He also introduced everyone to his “Spiritual Workout” which is included in his book. If you like sports …

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What Should the Pre-Vatican II Mass be Called?

Fr. Z is taking a poll. My personal favorite, the Missal of Blessed John XXIII isn't on the list. I think that if that caught on as the common name it would cause mental agony to those who brand the Blessed Pope as the great liberal who freed the Church from 1900 years of tradition and doctrine.

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Why You Need to Be Very Careful When Choosing a "Catholic" College

Georgetown University, former Catholic university run by the former soldiers of the Faith, the Jesuits, has decided that it won't look at the purpose of a student group when giving out school money. The decision came about because the student group, Law Students for Choice Murder, was initially denied school funds. At what point do we actually admit that some …

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Baby Pictures!

Yes, we still live in the dark ages of film cameras so we had to wait for my mom to send us some digital digital images of Maria. Maria was born at home with a midwife assisting. So far we have had six of our seven kids at home and the experience has been much better than our one experience …

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ColdFusion developer security guidelines

No matter what programming language you use to create your web store, you need to stay on top of security concerns. This thirty page guide from Adobe provides a good checklist of best practices for securing a Cold Fusion server. Even better, they provide code samples to go with the list so you can see the practices in action. read …

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The Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles and Martyrs, is October 28

“Simon was a simple Galilean, a brother of Jesus, as the ancients called one’s close relatives — aunts, uncles, first cousins; he was one of Our Lord’s four first cousins, with James the Less, Jude and Joseph, all sons of Mary, the wife of Alpheus, or Cleophas, either name being a derivative of the Aramaic Chalphai. The latter was the …

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Blogroll Update

Today I finally did some blogroll cleanup and found that a few sites have gone away and also noticed that several that I regularly read weren't on the list. I especially recommend the New Liturgical Movement and What Does the Prayer Really Say? in light of all the liturgical news lately. We have a list of blogger affiliates on the …

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Why People Shouldn't Shop at Your Catholic Store

Following on the heels of a post discounting most of the reasons people give for not shopping at Catholic stores, comes a post aimed at stores. While you as a store owner may think that you deserve people's business, you don't: and here's why. You think God is going to run the store for you. Just because you think God …

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Missing An Old Friend

A couple of weeks ago while driving through town I saw my old Mustang at an intersection. It still looked great and I realized that I still miss that car a year and a half after I sold. Someday I'll get another.

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