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November 30, 2008

Vacation Story

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I thought I would share one of the funnier moments of vacation.  I went home from the Monday before Thanksgiving until the Saturday night after Thanksgiving.  The funny story I want to tell began the moment I walked through the door at home.  (more…)

November 25, 2008

Where Am I?

I got a complaint a little bit ago that I don’t update my blog enough.  I guess that means a few people read it then…and my blog stats confirm that.  I haven’t updated recently because I was getting ready to go on “vacation.” Thats right, adios Scranton. (more…)

November 19, 2008

5 Quick Thoughts

Congratulations to Deacon Adam Egan.  To see a hilarious picture of his floating head, click here.  He is getting ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Friday, November 21 at 10am at Saint Stanislaus Cathedral.  (more…)

November 17, 2008

Sermon – 33A Sunday Ordinary Time

Normally, I wouldn’t publish a sermon online because I very rarely write them out anymore.  I preach off scratch notes because it allows me to look at people rather than paper.  Here is what I preached yesterday, the 2nd to last Sunday before Advent.  If you want to read along, here is a link to the Mass at St. Stanislaus.  (more…)

November 14, 2008

Wait, You Couldn’t Receive Communion?

One thing that is nice about being a Polish National Catholic is that you don’t have to worry about one of your higher-ups saying something controversial and getting 15 minutes of fame.  Capitalizing on some of the going-ons of the meeting of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, a priest in South Carolina decided to make news.  Another slant is seen here, along with a video. (more…)

November 13, 2008

Convo 2010 1st Meeting!

This past Saturday, November 9, 2008, the Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church had their organizational meeting at Saint Stanislaus Cathedral, only the 1st Parish of the PNCC.  (more…)

November 10, 2008

10 Things to chew on

I don’t have any earth-quaking news or idea to pour forth out of my heart today.  It is a Monday- has anything great ever been done on a Monday?  I sit in my office right now, and decided to treat my loyal readers to my first top ten list of what is on my mind today. (more…)

November 6, 2008

Obama and Christians: What does it Mean?

Nothing.  I honestly don’t think it will amount to anything, the same way that having a Catholic President never amounted to anything.  President-Elect Obama could announce on Inauguration Day in a couple months as he swears on the Koran that he is no longer a Christian – and nothing will come of it.  It will be a media circus, people will denounce the fact that they ever voted for him…but life will go on and nothing will change.  (more…)

November 3, 2008

All Soul’s Day

Well, while it wasn’t my intent to not put something on this blog for almost a week, I would have to say it has been a pretty busy week.  And while I thought the weekend might end up being good…well it turned out to be one of the more busy weekends of the year.  So oh well.

It also leaves me to talk about the weekend that was.  Saturday was All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation.  Did you go to Mass?  I know the answer is no, you didn’t.  Did I?  Yes, and would I have gone 5 years ago?  Probably not.  The “Holy Day of Obligation” thing is a tough sell.  Although it is absolutely an important piece of Catholic Teaching, I am having trouble thinking my kid’s kids will know what a Holy Day of Obligation is, the same way I don’t think my kid’s kids will know what required celibacy is.  (more…)

Celtic Pride

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Yes, the Boston Celtics are the current World Champions.  I love the team, love the players, the fact that their white jerseys might be the coolest looking uniforms in the world.  (No?  well it beats this)  But you know it might be a disappointing season when the local paper writes this.  You dont have to read it- basically this year’s C’s are so old that they will lose back-to-back games to junk teams like the Indiana Pacers.  Oh well.  At least their biggest loss didn’t occur within the first 2 minutes of the season.   Don’t think I’m not tempted to write something on a blog every day concerning sports news.  Let’s just say it takes temperance not to.

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