The Lede: Regular Version pretending to be Christmas Version

Pope riding in his train

Only badasses ride on trains. Picture from: Papist Picture of the Day

Fight against that weakness which makes you lazy and careless in your spiritual life. Remember that it might well be the beginning of lukewarmness… and, in the words of the Scripture, God will vomit the lukewarm out of his mouth. (The Way – Father Escrivá)

Basically, be badass. Like the Servant of Servants.

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Five Essentials for Discovering and Living God’s Will

It’s pretty bad ass to follow God’s Will, usually because you do awesome stuff like St. Lawrence (“Turn me over, I’m done on this side.”)

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Study compares Catholicism to Christianity across the globe

Thermodynamics for Christian growth. Basically the harder it is for us to exist, the better we do. 🙂

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Insensitivity Training by Mark Shea

Basically, take yourself lightly and laugh at yourself, fool.

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A New ‘Silent Night’ Descends on Austria

If you’re like me you hate freedom of speech, too. Welcome to Soviet Austria…except Soviets wouldn’t give a damn about some squeaky wheel religion like Islam.

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Why does the Church celebrate Christmas with greater solemnity than the Annunciation?

Title says it all.

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Why I’m Glad the Pope is ‘Just A Man’

Yes, the Pope is just a man…but the dude is a total bad ass. John McClane has nothing on Papa B.

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