12 November 2009

Coffee Bowl Browsing

It's back. . .

Oh no.  Hasan was nuts.  But P.C. brainwashing trumps common sense. . .again.

There's a distinction to be made between "multiculturalism" and "multicultism."  The former is descriptive; the latter is prescriptive. . .and deadly to the American Experiment.

Not a new concept:  Christian prisons.  We call them monasteries.  Think about it.

E.T. phone Jesus?  Yup, why not? 

Will there be neighborhoods in the Global Village?  Yes, whether the globalists like it or not.

The Wall and the Cross:  how wood beat concrete in Berlin.


  1. Anonymous4:15 AM

    I would like to let everyone know about a great new book that just came out. It is called Messenger by Jeni Stepanek. It tells of life with her son Mattie Stepanek who died about four years ago.

    Although he was afflicted with a fatal disease, he was a prodigy possessing a deep intellect for his age. He and his mother shared a tremendous faith in the Church and the sacraments that, time and again, brought them through heavy weather.

    I commend it to you. And pray for Jeni. She, too, has the same fatal disease that ended her son's life. [She unknowingly was a carrier for a rare form of muscular dystrophy and was diagnosed only after three children died from the disease.]

    This note is not well written because it's four in the morning and I'm exhausted. Don't let my blathering prevent you from checking out the book. It is an inspiration.

    In fact, Mattie is being considered for canonization.

    Messenger has a lot of tremendous lessons for medical personnel, clergy and, of course, ALL of us. I knew of Mattie but I am stunned by the book. Especially the courage and faith of his mother.

  2. Mattie used to be a member of my parish and I would see him and his mom at Mass every Sunday. They recently unveiled a sculpture of him in Rockville (MD) where he used to live.

  3. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Mr. Flapatap, did you know of the book. I only knew of him and his mother via footage on youtube and such. Can you add to my comments.

    I love them. Mattie would stun me with the generosity of his comments.

    I'd love to hear of them from someone who knew them as you did. I know she wants "Mattie's Message" to get out. So the way that can happen is for people to buy the book...

    Pax Christi

  4. I don't think we can equate Christian prisons with monasteries because the monk/nun can leave the monastery when they feel they have lost their vocation whereas the prisoner is incarcerated until the state determines that they be released.

    It is much better that the priest, brother or nun leave the monastery than remain unhappy and bitter. I am sure that the person who leaves the monastery would be well looked after by the Catholic bureaucracy which, in Australia at least, is largely staffed by ex clergy or religious. People with degrees would have no trouble finding a job teaching or lecturing.

  5. Anonymous1:41 AM

    Since someone posted about a "Catholic" book recently out, I would like to call everyone's attention to Mary Karr's new book, "Lit." It details her descent into alcoholism and her unlikely conversion to... Roman Catholicism!!!

    It is a book I started and was unable to put down. It is her third memoir and, in my opinion her best. I think is will be of interest to everyone but, as a Catholic, I found it positive and heartening. Although it's a wild ride! It is also beautifully written.

    Btw, a friend of hers went to UD and people marveled at the stories of the crazy coastal town Karr later wrote about. No one doubted this person's veracity but it must be nice to see it all in print and "on the record." Truly, Mary Karr is someone I admire greatly and she's earned a place for herself in this century's collection of memoirs. Sorry if I've gone on so much. I just LOVED reading "Lit." I recommend it with about twelve stars!

    God Bless!