Hennessy's View

Glad I Won’t Be Around

I was about five or six the first time I heard my mom say, “I’m glad I won’t be around to see it.” I didn’t understand what she was saying. Nonetheless, it felt ominous and unsettling. I let it go. I’m not sure when I heard it the second time, phrased slightly differenlty: “I won’t be alive when … .” I don’t remember what the “when” was. It didn’t matter. Read more →

St. Meinrad Archabbey (Photos)

This is the abbey church at St. Meinrad’s Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana. My wife and I took a pilgrimage there this weekend. If you live in the St. Louis area, you’re only about three hours away from a fascinating piece of church history. (Here’s St. Meinrad’s website.) Mass I loved the mass. I won’t spoil it all for you, but I do want to let you know why I loved the mass. Read more →

It’s a New Blog

Let’s see if this works, shall we? I spent all day moving my blog from a self-hosted Wordpress site to a Hugo static site. Since I no longer support advertising, I don’t need all the weight of Wordpress. Plus, managing a blog through Github is actually easier for me. I use git professionally. And I pretty much think in Markdown at this point. The final reason for the move is the change in direction for this blog. Read more →

Josh Hawley for US Senate

Elect Hawley. Retire that wicked witch of the swamp McCaskill so you can walk with a little pride, Missouri. I am 100% voting proudly for Josh Hawley for US Senate, and you will too. No need to say more. Vote for Hawley all the way and silently wonder what’s wrong with anyone who doesn’t. (There’s something wrong. Say a prayer for them.) I repeat: Hennessy’s for Hawley 100%. Read more →

How will God answer our prayers?

How will God answer our prayers to make America holy again? For 17 days we’ve been praying, going to confession, going to mass as often as we can. Rosaries. Chaplet of St. Michael. Tomorrow, election day, our back-to-back novenas wrap up. Fr. Heilman asked his Spiritual Warriors to do as many of these daily devotions as possible: Pray in a State of Grace (Go to Confession) Believe God will answer our prayers Read more →

How I’m Voting

In case anyone cares. US Senate: Josh Hawley US House, 2nd District: Ann Wagner State Auditor: Saundra McDowell State Senate: Dave Schatz State Rep, 110th: Dottie Bailey Issues Amendment 1: NO (this amendment is intended to make Missouri a blue state. Kill it now) Amendment 2: YES (best step toward ending cannabis war in Missouri) Amendment 3: YES (in case Amendment 2 fails) Amendment 4: YES (why can’t bingo advertise? Read more →

Election Day Spiritual Warfare

Polls open in less than 48 hours. History tells us how to win the election with spiritual warfare. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, agains the world rulers of this present darkness, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Read more →