Monthly Archives: December 2009

Paypal proves that “the holidays” is just a euphemism for Christmas Day.

Dear Paypal,

Technically, “The Holidays” are not over.

1. Christmas is not one day; it is twelve days, and it won’t be over until January 6.

2. New Year’s hasn’t even happened yet.

3. I believe that the communist holiday “Kwanzaa” is still going on.

4. Epiphany is January 6.

——————————————————————————– From: PayPal To: JCHathaway Sent: Mon, December 28, 2009 8:47:41 AM

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Catholic Geek Slogans #4

“Yo, Joe!”

Attention Liberal Liturgists: “All” is not a noun

“It matters little if you are considered ill-bred and still less if you are taken for hypocrites: indeed, you will gain by this, because only those who understand your language will come to see you. If one knows no Arabic, one has no desire to talk a great deal with a person who knows no other language. So worldly people will neither weary you nor do you harm — and it would do you no small harm to have to begin to learn and talk a new language; you would spend all your time learning it. You cannot know as well as I do, for I have found it out by experience, how very bad this is for the soul; no sooner does it learn one thing than it has to forget another and it never has any rest. This you must at all costs avoid; for peace and quiet in the soul are of great importance on the road which we are about to tread.” (Way of Perfection, Ch. 20, para. 5).

Catholic Geek Slogans #3

“May the Lord be With You!”

(That’s Sir Alec Guinness, Catholic convert, as G. K. Chesterton’s Fr. Brown, long before he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars; Guinness also played Pope Innocent in Brother Sun, Sister Moon).

Catholic Geek Slogans #2

“My other vehicle’s the Ark”

One of my favorite Christmas stories, from one of our patrons

One Christmas Eve, one of our patrons, St. Louis IX, King of France, was keeping an all night prayer vigil, when he was interrupted by a courtier.

“Your Majesty! Your Majesty!  There has been a great miracle at Midnight Mass in the palace chapel!  At the moment the priest said the words of consecration and elevated the Host, the face of Christ appeared in the Host!”

The saintly king and Franciscan Tertiary was perturbed.  “Why have you interrupted my meditation on the birth of Our Lord and Savior,” he asked, “To inform me of a miracle that occurs at every Mass?”

Merry Christmas!