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25 March 2011

A blessed Solemnity of the Annunciation

The Annunciation is one of my favorite days on the Calender. We get to Genuflect at the Creed, and also my favorite prayer (the Angelus) revolves around the Annunciation and the Incarnation.

I'm thinking a big t-bone steak in honor of Our Lady today :)

I love when Solemnities occur on Fridays during Lent :)

23 March 2011

Some thoughts

a. Guilt until proven innocent..

All the major blogs are commenting on the Fr Corapi situation. Whatever happened to innocence until proven guilty. Oh wait, he's a Catholic priest, he had to have violated the vows. (note sarcasm). We freak out because of the minority that do mess things up for the majority all the time, but this is ridiculous. Lest you think I'm being biased, the same principle applies to the TSA and virtually every American Law on the books. The system is flawed...though that's an argument for another day.

b. Going to Mass

Has been the most difficult thing for me to do, though I have been going. I'm still trying to recover from not being in seminary anymore, and the fact that I'm not with the religious order. The pain is often a bit too much at times. There are various situations which do not make this any easier. I ask for your continued prayers as I attempt to adjust to "normal life."

c. Libya

I really think the occupant in the White House hasn't read the Constitution. Even the left knows you must ask Congress before declaring war. Ya know something, since he's not following the Constitution, I think he should be impeached. Of course that'd make sense, so that's never going to happen.

d. Japan'ed out

I feel for the victims of the earthquake, I live in earthquake central, only in Ca do we have a parish named San Gabriel de los trembles. But after a certain amount of time, I get annoyed with hearing things. The same for Justin Bieber and Michelle Obama invading Disney Channel

e. the NCAA tourney

My brackets are busted...enough said

f. Good news...

I'm working to obtain my credential to teach math and physics on high school level. In what I'd like to call a "once in a lifetime opportunity" My old physics teacher from HS is retiring, and I may get the job replacing him since I'm an alumni.  I should probably get my crazy resume of teaching together or something like that.

g. Travel to Russia

I'm quite fascinated with Russian culture, I of course will be traveling to Russia very soon. (and by soon, I mean the moment I obtain $ 1000 )

h. Archbishop Gomez

Will be at St Therese Parish tomorrow in Alhambra, guess who's gonna show up...or try not to get caught in traffic

Pray for me and God bless

15 March 2011

Catholic Media Promotion Day

I've been running around protesting today, so I haven't really posted on this...

Short and sweet

3 Fav blogs

1. Fr Z-The Latin is just so much just is.

2. Acts of the Apostasy-humor, orthodox, I always get a kick out of this blog

3. Dymphna's Road-frank and honest commentary, love her blog. Though sadly when I was in Va, I didn't get to meet her, oh well, next time.

2 fav Catholic links

1. The Vatican-self explanitory

2. Zenit-good news summary

3. Catholic culture-I like some of the articles

My own work

My blog here...Thanks for reading in spite of the lack of posts. It's been a tough adjustment to the real world. I'm thankful for the friends that I've made through the blog world, as well as in real life.

Pax Vobis

11 March 2011

I almost forgot to write about this....

Good morning...

I arrived back in California on Monday night...I've been doing a ton of working so I haven't had the opportunity to blog quite yet, so I'll go in order of the events that have happened.

a. Math minds are always in need...

Literally the very next day I was tutoring math...once a math teacher always a math teacher :)

b. Best Ash Weds ever!

My fellow blogger/friend/LA running mate Emmy and myself went down to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels (Yes, can't you tell that the new occupant has brought a joy to some of us here) for Ash Weds Mass. (though we didn't get there until about Communion time, thanks to me getting lost looking for a particular institution). Who knew the parking lot would be completely full and we'd have to park outside for a few extra dollars. (Whenever I become president (or world dictator), I'm totally making paying for parking illegal)

We didn't get our ashes until after Mass was over. Went to the bookstore and picked up a Rosary and Holy Card, and guess who we ran into on our way out...

Archbishop Gomez of course :), to which both of us kissed the ring and were filled with glee like little kids in a candy store. He blessed the rosary and holy card. There's new wind in Los Angeles, and it's filled with orthodoxy and warmth. The fact that our Archbishop took the time to talk to us is awesome. (and Emmy and I are fairly tall, we're like towers to the archbishop, LOL!). His pectoral cross was awesome...(all gold :))

Things are slowly changing here in LA....and I'm glad it.

c. I'm officially

Enrolled in my crudential program. I should be done by the end of next year. Back to the teaching world by next year :)...

d. Let us pray for

The earthquake victims in Japan...

01 March 2011

The News...and other stuff

a. Wisconson and the unions

While unions in of themselves aren't intrinsic evils. There is a problem with the unions in this particular case.

The good governor is not trying to destroy unions, alright. What he is trying to do is prevent coercion into unions. That is to say people should not be forced to be apart of a union they don't want to be apart of.

Also, in what world do you elect your boss? None that I know of. Doesn't that make a conflict of interest? I think so...and as a former member of the teachers' union, I can say that this organization is the 2nd most evil organization in the US.

b. The unrest in the Middle East

The Middle East has been in un-rest for how long now? Before Biblical times I'm guessing. But here's something to think about...Iraq and Egypt were once secular governments. Now that they're not...Israel for all intensive purposes is screwed.

c. How am I doing?

I've been offered a job in tutoring Chemistry. There also is a youth ministry job that I'm interested in applying to. Things are going okay. I'll be flying to Ca next week.

d. Prayer requests

for Fr's Alexander Lewis, and Nicholas Milich

e. random note

Why is HGTV so addicting?