Monthly Archives: September 2012

An interesting request from Sofia: You KNOW you want to read this…Yes. Yes, you do

29 September 2012

Posted by Sofia Guerra
September 29, 2012 A.D.

I know I have a habit of asking our readers here at Always Catholic to do stuff for us and the tradition continues.

The one thing I have learned about the blogosphere (particularly the Catholic niche) is that there are a plethora of bloggers who are overlooked in the process of deciding which blog to read. There definitely is a A-list (I’ll get to that one day in a RANT) and most of us bookmark most of them. What we do not do is to be spontaneous in our reading choices as if we are driven by this group-think mentality to read those who are “known” here in outer-space cyberspace.

Today I am asking our readers to visit two blogs written by two friends, both who have been doing it for years. The first thing you will notice is that my friends are WRITERS who blog.

Not that being a blogger and sharing your thoughts and likes and dislikes with the rest of us isn’t a good thing. IT IS! Some of us have been gifted with acumen for writing and some of us just love to blog (like me). Both of these groups are necessary as variety is the spice of life. You wouldn’t want to eat the same food, for every meal, everyday, forever, would you?

My all-time favorite writer’s blog is a tie between two (you know who you are) and today I am asking all of you who are reading this now to go to each of these blogs and then come back and comment on which blog you liked and why. I am posting two links: A and B so you won’t find out what the blogs are until you go there. I’m awful, aren’t I?

When you comment, please include your email so we can let you know if you are the winner of our Giveaway! The prize is a $10 donation to to the blogger of
your choice as a tip for the hard work they do. The donation will be made in your name if you are the winner of the Giveaway! The winner for the Giveaway will be chosen randomly from the comments.

I will be doing this today and tomorrow and announcing the Giveaway Winner on Monday, October 1st. I will also post the names of the blogs and some of your positive comments. This is a fun thing and I think you will see my point. There are so many people out there writing and hoping to be heard. Let’s let them know that they are being read, that their thoughts are being heard.

After all, aren’t we all called to fraternal charity, aren’t we??

God love you,




@CatholicLisa shows you why “politics make me sick”, rants Sofia

27 September 2012

September 27, 2012 A.D.

Editor’s Note: I just can’t stand it anymore. Where are the people of character and decency? When did we lose our way in this great country? It is so sad when more people know Snooki (from that ridiculous and disgraceful show, Jersey Shore. BTW, I can call it that since I was born on the Jersey Shore and was raised there) then know Abraham Lincoln.

Our culture now is that of impulsivity for things, for sex and of course fame and money. We have turned our back on what has made us the greatest country in the world and our political leaders (except for a few) are leading the way. Let me make sure you know really how I feel. Our clergy (quite a few of them) are right there smiling it up for the cameras selling out just like the political guys.

When does it stop? When we look in the mirror and say that wrong is wrong, no matter what.

What do you think? Can you do that? Will you do that? I will.

God love you,



Mitch McConnell Snubs Todd Akin, Sucks Up Fundraising Dollars in Missouri for Himself

by Lisa Graas at her blog,

My fellow Kentuckians (especially Catholics) should take note that Mitch McConnell needs to be forcibly retired. Someone — anyone — who is a real conservative needs to run against him. His latest trick is the worst yet because he stands alone in it.

Via BuzzFeed:
Washington, D.C. — When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell visited St. Louis Wednesday, he did so quietly, touring Monsanto’s headquarters and holding a fundraising event for his his 2014 campaign.

Not on the Kentucky Republican’s schedule? A meeting with or an endorsement of Rep. Todd Akin, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill for her seat.

While Akin may have been persona non grata with virtually all Republicans after his inflammatory “legitimate rape” comments, only McConnell has so far toed the harsh line the GOP drew in the sand in August when they tried — in vain — to force him out of the race.

Democrats argue against Todd Akin and for Claire McCaskill, on behalf of the “Sandra Fluke” vision of America, wherein women are considered to be oppressed unless the Church pays for abortion…

Please go to Catholic for the rest of this honest appraisal of a very sad situation by clicking HERE

@AncientSoul knocks it out the park! MUST READ: “Memo from the devil”

26 September 2012

September 26, 2012 A.D.

Posted by Mary Wellman at her blog, “BattleBeads

This is really lengthy, but EXCELLENT! You may wish to take a paragraph or two a day .. but get to it all .. the insight is phenomenally wonderful! We need to think of all these things before the Illumination/Warning!

The following is a memo from satan to his apprentice demons on earth. Don’t ever forget that there is a war going on for your soul all of the time. 1/3 of the angels fell when given the opportunity to serve God. And since he can’t get God, he goes after His children, you and me. So beware of his traps, some of which are outlined below…

(** Caveat emptor – The devil is a liar, and mixes truth with lies to confuse us humans, so not EVERYTHING he says is to be taken as true….)

To all of my earthly tempters: HELL-O

Deathbed Conversions

1. Never forget that HE always comes to them at the moment of death, asking them if they love HIM, if they are truly sorry for their sins, and if they forgive their enemies . You must sufficiently torment your subject while you can, so as to prevent any deathbed conversions. A sincere and humble “Yes” to these questions by the dying humans undoes our work in a nano-second. We also come to him at the time of his death, to tempt him one last time with everything we’ve got to make him reject his own salvation. Make sure you get there first


For the rest of the “memo” please click HERE… this is a post everyone should read…

If I were a rich man … (2012 Edition) via @manwithblackhat

25 September 2012

September 25, 2012 A.D.
by David Alexander
at his blog,

VIDEO: Chaim Topol as Tevye, in the 1971 motion picture Fiddler on the Roof, which won three Academy Awards, and was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor.

There have been stories of people reaping a fortune in millions of dollars from state lotteries, only to squander it away and subsequently ruin their lives. But oh, no, not me, mes amis. I would be one to show the world that this need not happen.

How dare do I make such a bold claim, you ask, dear minions?

For the rest of this quite interesting perspective, click HERE

@FatherZ Watch: Creepy Obama Flag (Yup, it is…)

21 September 2012

Posted on 21 September 2012 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
at his blog, “What Does the Prayer Really Say?”

Have you seen the latest swag being offered by the Obama campaign? For a contribution, you can have one of these!

This guy isn’t full of himself, is he.

Perhaps he should have made the stripes into the colors of the rainbow. He is, after all, The First Gay President, right? At least that way, they would look less like blood smears.

On the site where I saw this, there was a photo of the blood-smeared wall in the consulate in Benghazi. HERE. Looks familiar.

That’s what the Obama campaign is offering you: empty visual rhetoric harking to his prediction of the end of global warming and the rolling back of the oceans, or whatever that hogwash was. This is the same guy who, having been honored at Notre Dame, promised to seek common ground with the Church. This is the same gay, aggressively pro-abortion and even pro-infanticide, who lied to Card. Dolan.

Creepy.    (Yes. Yes, it is… Emphasis mine…Sofia)
Please click HERE to go to Fr.Z’s site for the rest of the post. While you are there please visit Father Z’s Swag Store and purchase from the link, “Catholic & Faithful, American & Free”. Bumper Stickers, Mugs, etc. Perfect for this life-changing election. Father Z gives us his all out here, let’s help him continue his mission.

God Love you,


“The Latin Mass and Liturgical Coexistence” from @ManwithBlackHat

20 September 2012

September 20, 2012 A.D.
by David Alexander
at his blog, “Man with Black Hat”

By the end of the 20th century,, e-mail listservs and internet discussion forums were already the scenes of fierce intellectual battles between “papal traditionalists” and “hardliners” over the restoration of the sacred to Catholic worship. Priests such as the late Father John Mole, OMI, sought a measure of “liturgical peace” amidst the fray, while acknowledging the excesses of the liturgical movement in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. In his 2000 book Whither the Roman Rite? (Word of God Hour, Ottawa), he called upon those who favored one form of the Roman Mass or the other, as well as those seeking a “reform of the reform,” to pursue their respective aims without opposing the right to exist of the others.

Please click HERE for the rest of David’s post… This is the second post concerning the Latin Mass this past week and David continues his winning streak! Read on and enjoy!

The Latin Mass: A Postscript via @ManwithBlackHat

17 September 2012

September 16, 2012 A.D.
by David Alexander
at his blog, “Man with Black Hat”

Friday evening, we here at man with black hat published an essay entitled “The Latin Mass: Why You Can’t Have It” which was fairly well received. We had nearly five hundred visitors in the 24 hours that followed. For us, that is doing very well. It’s what happened the next day that has left us completely at a loss.

About two or three times a month, we get lucky and are featured at Big Pulpit. But it didn’t stop there this time. One of our correspondents suggested where we might send a link to the article. With nothing to lose, we obliged them. We got picked up by Rev Mr Greg Kandra, author of The Deacon’s Bench at the Patheos Catholic Channel, essentially the “cool kids table” of the Catholic blogosphere.

Click HERE for the rest of the story…

Editor’s Note: Please click over to ManwithBlackHat as Mr. Alexander gives a a Black Hat/Tip to our own Sofia here at AlwaysCatholic. Thanks, David!

‘Gay’: A Linguistic Error that Hurts People via our @CatholicLisa

14 September 2012

by Lisa Graas
at her blog,
September 12, 2012 A.D.

I know of only two people who have taken issue with writers in the Catholic blogosphere on the subject of identifying with disorder in the context of homosexuality: Daniel Mattson and myself. (Visit Daniel’s blog, Letters to Christopher)

Daniel Mattson lives with homosexual attraction. I live with Bipolar Disorder and Asperger Sydrome. Both of us understand how important identity in Christ is because how we see ourselves in Him is critical to our growing in our relationship with Him.

Daniel took issue with Elizabeth Scalia in an article at First Things. As far as I know, his advice has mostly fallen on deaf ears, despite its importance.

I have taken issue with Leila Miller for allowing a guest post on her blog by someone who identifies as “Gay, Catholic and Doing Fine.”


The rest of this post can be found by clicking HERE at Catholic Bandita.

Season 5 of “Too Blessed to be Stressed” On NET TV!

4 September 2012

“Too Blessed To Be Stressed” premieres Wednesday, September 5th at 8PM EST


Coming this week from our brother @DavidBisono and Jovenes de Valor:

God Bless you! We are currently putting together Season 5 of Too Blessed to Stressed. If you enjoyed Season 4 well then you are going to LOVE Season 5. Here is a teaser of whats in store in this new year of blessings headed your way in the name of Jesus. Please share this video with all your friends and contacts. Lets make this a season of blessings that people will never forget! Life has a way of sometimes getting us down, but through it all remember… YOU ARE TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED!! Believe it!

Too Blessed to be Stressed opens Season Five this week on NET TV. NET hopes to work towards the new evangelization, not just in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY but throughout the country and world. If you do not live in the New York City area ( Channel 30 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 97  on CableVision) or your local cable provider does not carry NET, you can catch all your favorite programming 24 hrs, 7 days a week at NET ON DEMAND. Click HERE

You can follow Too Blessed To Be Stressed news by following @DavidBisono on Twitter and Too Blessed to Be Stressed on FB HERE!

Something different from one of the best writers in the Blogosphere… @ManwithBlackHat posted by @CatholicTeen

1 September 2012

“The View from Beaver Island”

by David Alexander
August 31, 2012

Beaver Island is the largest (55.8 square miles) of a fourteen-island archipelago, located just west of the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula, and just 32 miles by ferry or “puddle jumper” from the coastal city of Charlevoix on the mainland. While the Catholic faith has predominated the island for most of its history, being originally settled by the Irish, it was in the mid-19th century the home of a peculiar breakaway Mormon sect that has since moved on.

The island has a year-round population of just under seven hundred, most of whom are descendants of the original Irish settlers. It stands to reason that the parish church, Holy Cross, at the north of the island on Kings Highway, is the center of the community.

In recent years, unfortunately, it has become the center of more than that.

Before you get comfortable reading Mr.Alexander’s piece, please click HERE to take you to HIS SITE!

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