September 2008

…yesterday, I went in about noonish after Mass for two dozen bagels to feed the hungry mob at home.  I was really pleasantly supplied at how well-stocked they were with all our favorites– usually noon on a Sunday means pretty slim pickings at the bagel store.

But not yesterday.  Overflowing bins.

So I give the man my order, and as he finishes boxing it up, he asks if we’ve pre-ordered any challah bread.

Huh?  “No,” I say, “Just the bagels and a cup of coffee.”

“So,” he says, “These are for tomorrow?”

Double Huh?!??!?  “No,” I say, “they’re for my eight children sitting at home waiting for their lunch!”

Then, the light dawns, and I ask, “Is tomorrow Rosh Hashanah?”  Sure enough…

You know, I grew up in New York.  Time was, I would’ve figured out where this was all going as soon as the words “challah bread” left his mouth.  How California changes people…



Pray for our persecuted brethren.  May the blood of the martyrs be the seed of the church. 








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Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

And if you are able, donate blood.

Haven’t posted in ages, but I couldn’t let this brilliant bit of writing from Steve Skojec pass unnoticed:

Abortion is not an issue on which reasonable people can disagree. It is either murder, or it is not. Logic, not belief, dictates that an unborn child is a human being, although it seems that only those with faith still retain sufficient logic to see the connection. Sin, we know, obfuscates reason (I’ve certainly seen that at work in my own life) and if that is not what is at work in these instances I can’t fathom what is. I don’t mean to argue that liberals are unintelligent, or even that they are horrible people. I know quite a few who are very respectable, very smart individuals whose intellects seem to have been twisted into violating the principle of non-contradiction on this issue. Again, either it is a human, or it is not. It can’t simply be a human if we want it to be, and not a human if we don’t want it to be. The notion of “choice” without reference to what a person is choosing (and what that choice entails) is the most extreme and horrific form of intellectual dishonesty imaginable.

There’s more where that came from– click through and keep reading.

Oh yeah.  And did I call it on Sarah Palin  back in April or what???