Let’s face it – 2020 sucked. But one benefit from the stay-at-home orders and such was having more time to read. I’m not the world’s most prolific reader, but I did manage to complete 24 books in 2020, which had been my goal. Typically, I have three books going at once: a dead tree version, … Continue reading “The A Catholic Misfit Reading List from 2020”
Matt Archbold, of Creative Minority Report fame, recently published his first novel American Antigone, and it’s a humdinger (Do people still use that word? No? They oughta be). Matt’s book tackles the defining cultural issue in present-day America: abortion. Loosely based on Sophocles’ tragedy “Antigone”, he updates the tale, telling the story of a young … Continue reading “Book Review: American Antigone”
I have a rampant chipmunk infestation in the backyard. It’s a veritable country club. Cute critters, but critters nonetheless, constantly raiding the bird feeders, being destructive, and making a nuisance of themselves. Once a year, I set out a seed trap: bucket or pail mostly filled with water, and a layer of bird seed spread … Continue reading “Sin Is a Seed Trap”
I’m gonna remind y’all what Jesus has already taught: Mt 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, Love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of the Father who is in heaven; … Continue reading “How To Behave When Someone You Really Really Very Really Dislike Gets COVID”
(ACMPress) WALLA WALLA – A spokeswoman from the Diocese of Walla Walla announced that, as parishes resume public Masses, the unemployment rate for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion may likely hit 100%. “It’s a sad situation,” spokeswoman Kno Mo Whyyn told ACMPress. “As public Masses restart, at reduced capacity and Holy Communion being offered only … Continue reading “PARISH REPORT: Diocese Says EMHC Unemployment Rate May Hit 100%”
Mr. Catholic stunned all of Catholicism when he tweeted out his decision to allow Jesus Christ to save the Catholic Church. Responding to the May 17th tweet, Jesus admitted the declaration caught him unawares. “Only I can save it? It’s up to me now?” the Second Person of the Trinity asked, with an exasperated sigh. “I … Continue reading “Mr. Catholic Decides to Let Jesus Save the Catholic Church”
As dioceses resume public Masses resume throughout the country, safeguards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are being implemented: no sign of peace; no hand-holding during the Our Father; social distancing; no holy water in the fonts; reduced capacity. And please God, the death of the Children’s Liturgy. I’ve never understood why parents were encouraged … Continue reading “Will Children’s Liturgies Fall Victim to COVID19?”
(ACMPress) GRAND RAPIDS – In anticipation of the public Mass restriction being lifted soon across the diocese, Fr. Mike Robial, the pastor at Our Lady of Good Hygiene, has devised a clever way for returning parishioners to protect themselves from the coronavirus. He’s filling the holy water fonts with blessed hand sanitizer. “I received a … Continue reading “PARISH REPORT: Pastor Fills Fonts With Blessed Hand Sanitizer”
It’s quite simple, really. First, find out or be told a priest in your diocese is offering public Masses on the sly. Then, attend said Mass. So what if your bishop has suspended all public Masses in your diocese? Screw that. Why should you be any better than Luther, Calvin, or Wesley? A friend texted … Continue reading “How To Become Protestant in the Age of Covid-19”
All of us at A Catholic Misfit give a huge shout out to the people doing their jobs during the pandemic: the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, folks in essential businesses like grocers, food delivery, and the like. I know I’m omitting some, but you know who you are. May God bless you, and keep you … Continue reading “A Thank You to the Coronoavirus Front-Liners”
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