• This Just In - Villains of the Church: And How They Made Us Better Christians by Mike Aquilina By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 15, 2018

    THIS JUST IN - VILLAINS OF THE CHURCH: AND HOW THEY MADE US BETTER CHRISTIANS BY MIKE AQUILINA

    This book just in. Here's why to read it: The villains of the ancient world proved the mettle of heroes like Peter and Paul, Irenaeus...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 15, 2018

    AN ADVENT REFLECTION ON THE CHILD WHO MADE HIS MOTHER

    Of every other child that is born into the world, friends can say that it resembles his mother. This was the first instance in time...

    History
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 15, 2018

    CHRISTMAS JOKES FOR THE WEEKEND

    Repeating this because these made me laugh... again! I love hollandaise sauce. It caused a lot of cavities. My dentist told me I would...

  • 1907 Christmas Card By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 14, 2018

    1907 CHRISTMAS CARD

    A 1907 Christmas card with Santa and some of his reindeer

  • Well Done Basics: Tweeting With God by Michel Remery By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 14, 2018

    WELL DONE BASICS: TWEETING WITH GOD BY MICHEL REMERY

    Rose is teaching 5th grade Religious Education which has led to a lot of conversation about how to answer questions about basics/hot...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 14, 2018

    ADVENT THOUGHT

    What a joy to be able to say at the end of our days: I have always tried to seek and to follow God's Will in everything! The successes...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 14, 2018

    HANG UP IF YOU HEAR “HELLO. THIS IS ST. MARY'S PRAYER CENTER MINISTRY CALLING TODAY TO SEE IF YOU NEED URGENT PRAYER

    “Hello. This is St. Mary's Prayer Center Ministry calling today to see if you need urgent prayer. If you would like to have someone...

    Works
  • Lady Jim of Curzon Street by Fergus Hume By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 13, 2018

    LADY JIM OF CURZON STREET BY FERGUS HUME

    Lady Jim of Curzon Street by Fergus Hume Lady Jim and her husband are a reprehensible pair. Their extravagance led to continual, mounting...

    Street
  • Harvest Festival "Grass" By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 13, 2018

    HARVEST FESTIVAL "GRASS"

    Harvest Festival "Grass," Calligraphy in Japan. "Grass" meaning "rice" in Japan in this context. There are several lovely photographs...

    Photographer, Festival, Calligraphy
  • Lootera By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 12, 2018

    LOOTERA

    In a village, a young archaeologist falls in love with a landlord's daughter. Their union seems doomed. But destiny brings them together...

    Film
  • The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 12, 2018

    THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

    This my annual post about Our Lady of Guadalupe. I usually am not especially interested in one visitation of Mary more than another,...

  • Droplets By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 11, 2018

    DROPLETS

    Droplets , Remo Savisaar

  • Psychologically, Julie and Scott are very confused. but personally, they don't feel bad at all By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 11, 2018

    PSYCHOLOGICALLY, JULIE AND SCOTT ARE VERY CONFUSED. BUT PERSONALLY, THEY DON'T FEEL BAD AT ALL

    Neither does Ernst Lubitsch, who directed The Shop Around the Corner, the subject of Episode 197 at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast....

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan - a good starting place for trying Bollywood movies By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 11, 2018

    BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN - A GOOD STARTING PLACE FOR TRYING BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

    A mute 6-year-old girl from a Pakistani village gets accidentally separated from her mother on their return from a trip to India. Stranded...

  • Om Shanti Om By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 10, 2018

    OM SHANTI OM

    An aspiring actor from the 1970s is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery...

    Film
  • Autumn Maples with Poem Slips By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 10, 2018

    AUTUMN MAPLES WITH POEM SLIPS

    Autumn Maples with Poem Slips, c. 1675, Tosa Mitsuoki via Chicago Art Institute Japanese aristocrats engaged in the elegant custom...

    Painter, Display, Art
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Holy Day of Obligation By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 8, 2018

    FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

    Luca Mombello Immacolata Concezione con Dio Padre / The Immaculate Conception with God the Father via Idle Speculations where there...

    Painting, Concept
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 7, 2018

    ADVENT MEDITATION: PRAYER WHILE SHOPPING DURING ADVENT

    Something to keep in mind when battling the crowds, looking for that hard-to-find toy, or viewing with astonishment that person who...

    Toy, Burning
  • Hannah & Rose discuss pagan demons, chimney food By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 7, 2018

    HANNAH & ROSE DISCUSS PAGAN DEMONS, CHIMNEY FOOD

    And why you should never, ever, ever, upon pain of death, forget the Christmas spirit as they watch the The un-Christmas un-classic...

  • Immaculate Conception Novena - Day 8 By Happy Catholic   -   Dec 7, 2018

    IMMACULATE CONCEPTION NOVENA - DAY 8

    Domenico Ghirlandaio, Birth Of Mary (I like thinking about the practicalities as well as the theological at this moment. Just like...

    Works, History, Performance, Concept