After being away from church for a while with a debilitating cold, it's nice to be back. Taken today just after the few who had gathered had left.
So today I finally got around to taking the wheels into the shop. We had four slow leaks. The auto shop is pretty cool. In a grubby end of town under gentrification. The shop has been around for years, unchanged, and is pure Starsky and Hutch. The characters coming and going... I swear I could... Continue Reading →
Over the holidays TCM broadcast an old film about Bernadette, the young village woman who allegedly saw the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes. It was a good film. Made me think about the whole thing. Here's a pic of a Catholic church named after all that. Related articles The Immaculate Conception - Apparitions of the... Continue Reading →
Ever since I converted to Catholicism back in 2001, I found it was a two-sided experience. I had been going through a challenging time after living in India for a couple of years. The West seemed strange, and I learned what they mean by the term, reverse culture shock. Some people take their hard shell... Continue Reading →
When I tell people that I like to go to catholic mass I often sense some kind of inner reservation from the other person. I'm not surprised. I know why. Or I have a pretty good idea. The Inquisitions, the child abuse, the corruption. Or maybe just the regimentation. Not to forget the sexism. I... Continue Reading →
(Transcript, with a few edits, from dictation with the Dragon app) I converted to Catholicism in 2001. I did so for spiritual not political or social reasons. I felt tremendous power and graces within the church, like I'd never felt before. Maybe once or twice I experienced something similar in Protestant churches but never had... Continue Reading →
The other day I got an interesting volunteer question at allexperts.com. I was super busy so wasn't able to answer it until the wee hours of the morning. Even then I only answered it partially, partly because I read the question one way, and then later on, read it another way. When I realized the... Continue Reading →
I'd probably be asking the same kinds of questions that the questioner asks re one of my more recent volunteer answers at allexperts.com. Myself, I was an Anglican who never went to church as a kid, except for a tiny bit of Sunday school when I was very young, and the usual weddings and funerals.... Continue Reading →