Archive for October 2013

My Favorite Halloween Costume: Rin Tin Tin

                    My favorite Halloween costume growing up as a kid was Rin Tin Tin.  Looking back on my Halloween memories, I can’t even remember any other costume I wore. It was a cheap nylon body suit that looked vaguely like a dog’s body.  The tail was... Read more »

Taking care of Nadine

In the last two years of Nadine’s life, I took care of her. Nadine was my neighbor of many years and she often babysat for my children. Sometimes we would be talking in our alley or run into each other on the street and she would say, “I can come over and watch the kids.... Read more »

Do Christians have a serious illness called ideology?

Do Christians have a serious illness called ideology? Pope Francis seems to think so. Pope Francis described “ideological Christians having a serious illness within the Church:” He’s right of course. We create a fear-based religion and no one sees our joy! There’s a lot of us who get wrapped up in the rules, the dogma,... Read more »

Did Kuma's Corner go too far with their Ghost burger?

Did Kuma’s Corner go too far with their Ghost burger?  The popular northwest side restaurant, known for naming their burgers for heavy metal bands, named it’s newest burger, The Ghost B.C., after a Swedish band.  The 10-ounce burger topped with a red wine reduction and an unconsecrated communion wafer was featured in the Chicago Tribune yesterday. I... Read more »

Wake Up, Catholics!

Wake up, Catholics!  Don’t you think it’s time?  How long are we going to stay asleep? A friend to my Facebook page sent me this video. It’s a hard hitting, in your face web site  hosted by Tim Haines (in this video), Wilson Orihuela, and Cal Kane. Vericast is all about boldly, bravely, and proudly... Read more »

A Crucifixion Type Love

Ever since I’ve watched this video, A Crucifixion Type Love by Brent Rice, it has been in my thoughts on nearly a daily basis. When I was growing up in the fifties and sixties, I dreamed of the fairy tale wedding. Notice I said wedding, not marriage. In the fifties it was all about the... Read more »