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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Swing and a miss in O-Town

I read a book by Soren Kierkegaard a couple years back entitled The Sickness Unto Death. The premise is that you can lose a loved one, a limb, a job, your keys, etc, and remember the day, but lose yourself and never realize it. That is definitely a risk when you travel on a weekly basis, going out most nights with either customers or friends. So in an attempt to stay grounded in my Catholic Faith, I'm trying to mix-in Catholic events in the cities where I travel. Well, it is off to an inauspicious start. I showed up at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park, FL, for Taco Night, which I found advertised online, the only downside being that no one else showed up. Haha - it's a start, though, and I'll try again the next time I'm traveling. (Sadly, there was no individual contact info on the website).

Although, I did join a Catholic chat on Twitter chat tonight, so I still salvaged some Catholicity today.

And tomorrow I'm going to try to make it over to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Culture vs Politics

One of my motivations for this blog is the need, as a Catholic, to be mindful about the culture which I help create. This article from First Things struck a chord with me as it spoke to the importance of culture vs. politics.