Tuesday, June 27, 2006

By Any Other Name

Anastasia Crosswell has changed her URL.

The 'blog formerly known as Southern Catholic Convert is now called Kyrie Eleison Me.

Adjust as needed.

Small Tribute

Her 'blog was the first I had ever seen. It was (and still is) a great way to get to know her. Although we have gone down our separate paths, I have nothing but admiration for her.

Go wish Krush at Therapy Failed a Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More Guidelines

It seems to happen to all 'bloggers, even the most proficient of us. Our muse abandons us for a bit and we are at a loss as to what to post. Sometimes going back to making comments at other 'blogs (which is what originally started me down this path) is a good tonic; but, there is still this yearning to be creative and express ourselves.

Via Julie D. at Happy Catholic, here are some ideas that she found at another 'blog. Combining the two gives me this list:

1. Manage your Comment Boxes.
It is rare for me to see comments, so that has been easy.
2. Make your E-mail address easy to find.
My profile has the address to use.
3. Don't keep changing your URL.
Not in this lifetime.
4. Do change your template.
While I like the simplicity of this one, I wouldn't mind a refurbishing. Learning HTML wouldn't be a bad thing.
5. Add interesting stuff.
Tweaking in progress. As fast as molasses in an Arctic winter.
6. Have a sense of humor.
Aside from the occasional jokes I find, that has been lacking. Reflection of the personality of the 'blogmaster(?).
7. Share a bit from your life.
I am working on some posts about the essence of this existence of mine.
8. Write about what you want to and damn the hits counters.
While I like the TTBL Ecosystem and the Site Meter, I have never been worried about numbers. Rick Lugari said it best when I became an Amateur Catholic:
In case you're wondering, no, it's not because of his blogging - Ron is actually one of the few bloggers out there who knows something about moderation. And he thinks he's an amateur? Go figure.
9. Have a point.
To borrow from a school of acting, "What is my motivation?" Still haven't found a theme for this yet.
10. Have a predictable pattern.
Do I have consistent inconsistency or what?
11. Have fun.
I back away when it isn't or when real life needs my attention, which is to say most of the time. 'Blogging is still enjoyable.
And I am still looking to put this infinitesimal corner of the universe in its proper place and perspective.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Toast For The Day

To all the dads beyond this "infinitesimal corner of the universe":

You have an underappreciated if not thankless role in this day and age. I think you realize at times society dismisses you as being irrelevant now. That is the furthest thing from the truth.

You teach the meaning of strength and courage. You show how to be disciplined and properly use power and authority. You demonstrate what true self-reliance and independence are. All in your words and deeds.

For all that, you have my deepest admiration. I salute you.

THANK YOU!

Happy Father's Day!

Poem For The Feast

Ave verum Corpus, natum
De Maria Virgine,
Vere passum, immolatum
In cruce pro homine,
Cuius latus perforatum
Unda fluxit et sanguine,
Esto nobis praegustatum
In mortis examine.

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Hail, true Body,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Truly suffered, sacrificed
On the Cross for mankind,
Whose pierced side
Flowed with water and blood,
Be for us a foretaste
In the trial of death.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Formation Training

Today's Gospel proclamation is a very familiar one to all: The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12).

Courtesy of Catholic Exchange, an article on how to develop the mind-, heart-, and soul-set of these teachings of Jesus.

For further exploration, I also recommend this book.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Prayers Of The Day

And every day.

How striking is it that the biggest mystery of the Faith, which we commemorate today, is so simply expressed. Beyond our grasp, but on the tip of our tongues.

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In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Battle Plan

"Our battle is not against human forces but against the principalities and powers, the rulers of this world of darkness, the evil spirit in regions above." (Ephesians 6:12)

Yes, we are continually at spiritual war. It is a never-ending conflict for peace, "the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding."

So, how does one gain this "pearl of great price"?

Anastasia Crosswell at Southern Catholic Convert has found a plan for winning this life-long conflict.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

On "The Mark"

Jimmy Akin has a post on the meaning of "the mark of the beast."

I would rather mark the anniversary of this.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Steam Blogrolled

How amateurish of me.

As as Amateur Catholic, a collection of 'blogs not written by those who earn their livelihood in the front lines of apologetics, I have neglected for way too long to introduce you to the 'blogs of my fellow "B-Teamers."

That get rectified today.

I still link to the "mother site," but I use the smaller button instead of the badge.

And I now have added the ever-growing 'blogroll of Amateur Catholics to my links list.

I need to get to know many of these 'bloggers' sites; but I do recognize and visit a handful of them on an infrequent basis. I encourage you to do the same.

Just a part of the process of revamping my own "infinitesimal corner of the universe."

More additions coming.