Saturday, March 24, 2007


My hyacinths bloomed. Yay! I have the purple plus some fuschia and white, but the fuschia and white aren't looking too great after yesterday's storms.

The PFer are at it again...

They've apparently decided that the so-called "Knights of Columbus Oath" and some other spurious "Confession" Protestants are required to make are true and that the church just doesn't tell people about it anymore. Stephanie has a post here.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Coming Soon

I've taken up rosary making and will soon be posting photos. I am still thinking of ways to sell them. I'm undecided between selling them at The Rosary Shop or whether I'll see if I can work something out with the owner of the location Catholic bookstore (which just happens to be a block from my house.) These first will likely be donated for our garage sale for Batahuola, our parish twinning community in Nicaragua.


...A Friday night off. I haven't had one of those in a long time. Through some stroke of lucky my Constitutional Law class was moved from Friday to Tuesday, giving me a rare Friday night at home.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

And the Drama Continues....

...over at the ex-CoC board. Apparently all of the Catholic posters are engaged in some sort of mass hysteria because we all feel the same way about the vibe we're feeling regarding believers. Some of the other regular posters are beginning to show their true colors, and it ain't pretty. I made the mistake of going over there and reading this week and it just reinforced my decision to leave.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Farewell and Goodnight

After being compared to a racist on the ex-CoC support board for having the unmitigated temerity to suggest that perhaps some of the skeptics tone down their bashing of Christianity I have decided to no longer post there.

I emailed the moderator today and asked that my account be deleted so that I will not have the temptation of posting there any more.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Penitential Rite

After today's penitential rite, I will gladly offer up the screaming pain in my knees I get from our nice padded kneelers. We had to kneel on the hard, cold, marble floor for close to 15 minutes while the congregation prayed the intercessions, the priest laid hands on each of the candidates and then said a blessing.


Friday, March 02, 2007

Constitutional Evil?

The Northern Kentucky Law Review hosted a symposium today at Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. My Constitutional law professor was on one of the panels, so his students were "strongly encouraged" to attend (there will be a question on the final.)

I found the whole thing fairly interesting. The panelist opposite my professor was a professor from the University of Maryland named Mark Graber. Graber hypothesizes that the Dred Scott decision, one of the most reviled Supreme Court decisions, was decided rightly given the time and the state of the law at that time. While I'm not sure I can agree with him (I haven't read his book yet, so I'm not entirely clear on what all of his points are), he raises an interesting point.

(For non law-types, Dred Scott was decided in 1857 and held that African Americans had no right to sue in federal court and also held that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.)

Evangelical Atheism

Recently the tone of the Ex-CoC board has become more and more negative towards those who espouse any religious belief system. Apparently, only the atheists are rational and logical.

The atheists insists on religious people not trying to push their viewpoint, but they don't see that they are trying to force everyone to agree with them.

Stephanie at La Vie Catholique has a good post regarding this.