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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 →

Perfect Words from Trump

Even his supporters say President Trump’s speech is sometimes inelegant. Intentional or accidental, the president’s word choice often triggers his enemies and sometimes confuses his many supporters. But on Friday President Trump had the best words for sure. Talking about the possibility of Democrats seizing control of the US House of Representatives, he said, “could happen … could happen.” But the killer line we all must remember came next: “Don’t worry about it. Read more →

Democrats Hate Asylum Seekers From Commie Countries

WARNING: College-educated suburban women should not read this article because it will punch holes in their unicorn-and-rainbows delusions. Democrats use refugees like pawns in their perverted and wicked quest for power. Once upon a time, nearly all asylum seekers were turned away by the United States. These were times when Democrats ran the White House or both Houses of Congress. Most recently, the Obama administration banned all asylum seekers from Cuba. Read more →

What do Stoics and Catholics Have in Common?

Lots, actually. But one Stoic practice that’s central to Christianity seems pertinent on All Hallow’s Eve: memento mori. Remember your death. Remember, you will die. We all die. All the tech billionaires spending their fortunes trying to live forever will die. No matter how young and healthy you are, time is running through your hourglass. It will run out. And you probably won’t know when. For over a year I’ve carried a challenge coin that reminds me of my death: Read more →