Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Reformation Meets Rome

Check it out.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Random Things

Alicia tagged me. And others have on facebook.

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

  1. I really enjoy splatstick gore comedy horror movies. Like Evil Dead 2 and Peter Jackson's Dead Alive.
  2. I didn't start eating salad until about a year ago.
  3. I'm a big Pixar fan and watch all their documentaries and director commentaries. The Incredibles is probably my favorite Pixar film thus far.
  4. I have horrible thoughts. I'm thankful for the Church's teaching on sin and consent of the will.
  5. I like my fruit very tarty and chilled.
  6. When I sneeze, I often hold my nose with my hand and just sneeze out of my mouth. My wife thinks this is horribly disgusting.
  7. My hands are very dry and cracked right now.
  8. But I hate lotion.
  9. My ideal vacation is either sitting around reading or downhill skiing.
  10. I'm a big fan of both Michael Card and Nine Inch Nails.
  11. I think I enjoy reading about classics more than reading the classics themselves.
  12. I picked up The Davinci Code book-on-CD at the library the other day. I got about halfway through and don't see myself finishing it. The writing is just terrible.
  13. I probably enjoy too much not being bothered by some things that really bother others.
  14. I haven't worn my wedding ring in 8 months.
  15. Leave-in conditioner is my secret formula.
  16. I have fingernail clippers everywhere. Helps me not bite them.
  17. I recently lost about 45 lbs.
  18. I still have slight moobs, love handles, and a flabby gut. This is extremely depressing.
  19. Doing HVAC work in an old house's crawl space is a true nightmare (which includes small animal skeletons).
  20. I recently read two short books in preparation for their upcoming movie versions: the graphic novel Watchmen and Neil Gaiman's Coraline. I enjoyed both!
  21. I love being a dad. I also miss hanging out with my best friends nearly every night.
  22. I really like it when Brendan (3) gets up in the morning and eats breakfast with me before I leave. He says really cute things like "have a good day at wuk!" and tells me he loves me. Ditto, buddy. Ditto.
  23. I say "niiiice" way too much. Both in sarcasm and not.
  24. I've been serving (as a clerk/subdeacon or acolyte) for the Anglican Use of the Roman Rite for the past several months. I'm starting to get the hang of it, I hope. Maintaining that posture (hands together in front) really hurts my upper back by the end though.
  25. I saved Latin. What did you ever do?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Video: Anglican Use in KC

Chris over at LL has posted the video. I'm on the far left, with winter beard still intact:

via Lost Lambs by Christopher on 1/26/09

Here is a short video clip of the Anglican Use liturgy at St. Therese in Kansas City Missouri.
The clip is part of the Roman Canon it appears the translation is in line with the wording / language of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer but of course made to conform to be in union with the Bishop of Rome.

Take a look /listen and as always comments are appreciated.

Here is the text of the canon that is being prayed in the video:

MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, we humbly pray thee, through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, and we ask, that thou accept and + bless these gifts, these presents, these holy and unspoiled sacrifices.

We offer them unto thee, first, for thy holy Catholic Church: that thou vouchsafe to keep it in peace, to guard, unite, and govern it throughout the whole world; together with thy servant N. our Pope, and N. our Bishop, and all the faithful guardians of the Catholic and Apostolic faith.

Remember, O Lord, thy servants and handmaids (N. and N.) and all who here around us stand, whose faith is known unto thee and their steadfastness manifest, on whose behalf we offer unto thee: or who themselves offer unto thee this sacrifice of praise, for themselves, and for all who are theirs: for the redemption of their souls, for the hope of their salvation and safety: and who offer their prayers unto thee, the eternal God, the living and true.

United in one communion, we venerate the memory, first, of the glorious ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of our God and Lord Jesus Christ, of Joseph her spouse; as also of thy blessed Apostles and Martyrs…

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Heart My Library

I just go online, tell the thing what I want, then they email me when it arrives at my local branch.  Too bad they don't ship to my house for free as well!!


 1   Fire of mercy, heart of the Word : meditations on the Gospel according
     to Saint Matthew / Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis ; foreword by Louis Bouyer.
     Leiva-Merikakis, Erasmo, 1946-
     call number:BS2575.4 .L34 1996 V.01                     copy:1

 2   The hidden manna : a theology of the Eucharist / James T. O'Connor.
     O'Connor, James T. (James Thomas)
     call number:BX2215.2 .027 2005                          copy:1

 3   Another sort of learning : selected contrary essays on the completion of
     our knowing, or, how to finally acquire an education while still in
     college, or anywhere else ... / James V. Schall.
     Schall, James V.
     call number:LB41 .S288 1988                             copy:1


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Lillian!

My daughter Lillian Audrey turned 1 on Dec 29th, 2008. I've been a terrible blogger lately, but thought I'd post a belated Happy Birthday post for her with before after pics!




Friday, November 21, 2008

Band Name Meme

From the Whapsters:

  1. Band Name: Random Wikipeda Link
  2. Album Title: Random quote generator (take the last four words from the first quote on the page)
  3. Album Art: Flickr Interesting Photo (pick one)
Mine:
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scout_Hall
  2. http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/1055.html
  3. http://www.flickr.com/nephotos/disymike/3034409026/sizes/o/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Crickets

Long time, no updatey.

Lately I've been doing more short updates on my facebook page than using this blog. I haven't had anything substantial to write here, I guess. You're welcome to connect with me there.

Anywho, some brief updates:

FAM:

Lillian started walking.

Brendan is taking forever to potty train. We're talking months here.

Alicia's staying busy with the kids, her awesome craft projects, and delicious baking and meals.

Updates on these things on her blog.

FITNESSE:

I've lost only 1.5 lbs of fat in the last 11 weeks. I went from 13.6% body fat to 12.9%. Discouraging. I was focusing more on weightlifting strength with Stronglifts 5x5 program.

I really enjoy the basic, compound movements I've learned with Stronglifts. I think I'm going to cut a couple exercises, and focus on doing 5x10, with the first two sets being warm-up. I'm also going to do them in circuit to keep the heart rate up and get it done faster.

I was doing a little cardio the last 11 weeks. I'm going to try to go back to more running, which was pretty successful for my weight loss before.

I will also try to make the group "Boot Camp" workouts once or twice a week at my YMCA. These are pretty intense circuit training routines that nearly always make me want to puke and make me feel real skinny afterwards.

RELIGIOSO:

Nothing much new. Really enjoying Vicaire's biography of St. Dominic and Anne Rice's conversion memoirs.

My prayers are undisciplined and scattered. Help me believe another day is common. I still love the Mass. I thank God for the Our Father, Hail Mary and other pre-written prayers. When people put down set prayers it makes me really angry. How can they mock what is so helpful to me spiritually?

In only a few weeks we'll be doing a full Anglican Use Mass. I've been serving every third week for its Liturgy of the Word, carrying the processional cross, reading the epistle, etc. I consider it a great privilege. Unfortunately, my upper back starts hurting almost immediately as I begin. Maybe I need some better dress shoes? Are the hands in front throwing off my posture? Ah well, opportunity for redemptive suffering I suppose...