Blog Profile / Happy Catholic

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Archived Since:February 4, 2008

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Worth a Thousand Words: Among the Sierra Nevada, California

Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada, California Be sure to click on the image and look at it in original size. It is simply breathtaking.

Well Said: Seeing her own life from the uppermost summit of a mountain pass

She had finally come so far that she seemed to be seeing her own life from the uppermost summit of a mountain pass. Now her path led down into the darkening valley, but first she had been allowed to see that in the solitude of the cloister...Show More Summary

Lent and Me — Update

I realized we're about halfway through Lent, which is often enough time to realize the benefits of our sacrifices. So a brief update from me.Giving up: Most of the internet, except for Happy Catholic which will be like my little hermitage. Show More Summary

Blogging Around

In a first, archdiocese unveils it parish pastoral plan for Amoris Laetitia From The Deacon's Bench comes news that the Archdiocese of Washington has a plan for implementing Amoris Laetitia on a parish level.What's the plan and can it be trusted is the question that comes to mind. Show More Summary

Well Said: A reflection of the heavens in the puddles of a muddy road

Dear sister—all other love is merely a reflection of the heavens in the puddles of a muddy road. You will become sullied too if you allow yourself to sink into it. But if you always remember that it’s a reflection of the light from that...Show More Summary

Scott and Julie steal a painting, elude an assassin, avoid a war, join a secret society, escape prison, and eat cake.

All while learning to become Lobby Boys, completely invisible yet always in sight. Join us as we discuss The Grand Budapest Hotel at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast.

Well Said: The Consequence of Sin

But I didn’t realize then that the consequence of sin is that you have to trample on other people. Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter This seems to me to be the theme of the entire book.

Many thanks ...

... to the person who bought me The Reed of God from my Amazon wish list. Your kindness has touched me... and provided excellent reading too!

Weekend Joke: Boudreaux and Lent

Boudreaux walks into a bar and orders three beers. The bartender raises his eyebrows, but serves Boudreaux three beers, which Boudreaux drinks quietly at a table, alone.An hour later, Boudreaux has finished the three beers and orders three more. Show More Summary

Well Said: Christopher Lee on Tolkien

What Professor Tolkien achieved is unique in the literature of my lifetime. Indeed, in my opinion, he had reached the peak of literary invention of all time. Nothing like it has ever existed, and probably never will. Actor Christopher Lee who reread The Lord of the Rings every year since The Fellowship of the Ring was published

Litany To Sanctify Work

I like litanies because, if prayed thoughtfully and slowly, they open a window into self examination... for me at least. Today I share the litany which Magnificat published years ago and which I have long appreciated.The Catechism teaches that "daily work... Show More Summary

Well Said: Fiction is the lie that tells the truth

We writers -- and especially writers for children, but all writers -- have an obligation to our readers; it's the obligation to write true things, especially important when we are creating tales of people who do not exist in places that never were -- to understand that truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are. Show More Summary

The Fourth Cup by Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ's Paschal sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of Passover, drawing symbolic parallels to the Last Supper and Christ's death on Calvary. Through...Show More Summary

Well Said: God employs several translators in our life

All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God employs several translators; some pieces...Show More Summary

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