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RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez did not die today. Instead, it was his illegitimate grand nephew, Gabriel Garcia Garcia Marquez, who was eerily like him, except where the one was merely careless, the other was cruel — or is it the other way around, in the end? Marquez (the other one), who was born at some point when… Continue reading RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What's for Supper?

What’s for supper? Vol. 78: Hallelujah! Let’s eat!

Hooray, a Friday food post again! I actually spent last Friday, Good Friday, cooking and not tasting. IT WAS HARD. But I was way behind on Passover cooking, so that’s how it turned out. Here’s what we had this week: SATURDAY  Holy Saturday is when we have our Passover seder. On the menu for the… Continue reading What’s for supper? Vol. 78: Hallelujah! Let’s eat!

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Protected: Podcast #16: Reporticus Shutupicus!

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The Catholic Weekly

Hey, faithful Catholics, why are YOU here?

This plea goes for sinners whose souls are heavy with old-fashioned sins of the flesh, and also for sinners whose souls are heavy with the even older sins of pride and presumption. Read the rest of my latest for The Catholic Weekly here.

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The speaker you need is Simcha J. Fisher!

Planning a conference, retreat, lecture series, or any other event that needs a speaker? I’m pretty sure you’re looking for me, and I have some open spots on my calendar. I have several years of experience, and have given talks at every kind of event, from enormous conferences drawing audiences in the thousands, to a… Continue reading The speaker you need is Simcha J. Fisher!

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Fr. Zosima on active love

Time to re-read The Brothers Karamazov again, don’t you think? Any time someone asks me to name a book that changed my life, Brothers K is top of the list. I linked to the Constance Garnett translation, since that’s the one I first encountered in college. I’m open to suggestions! See The Translation Wars for… Continue reading Fr. Zosima on active love

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How do you keep Easter going for fifty days?

Happy Easter! Christ is risen! Alleluia! Remember, the Church is not like Walmart. We don’t celebrate a holiday for a day and then tear everything down the very next day as if it never happened. The Easter season lasts for fifty days, until Pentecost. So, how do we observe Easter? I realize that some of… Continue reading How do you keep Easter going for fifty days?

The Catholic Weekly

And why are you at Mass?

The elderly gentleman thinks Pope Francis is some kind of pinko hippie, and there hasn’t been a real Pope in Rome since Giuseppe Siri, and he will tell you alllllll about it if he can get you cornered in the foyer. The nun next to him is headed to a pro-choice rally after Mass, and… Continue reading And why are you at Mass?

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Christ is risen and the demons are cast down!

Let all pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; let the wise servants blissfully enter into the joy of their Lord; let those who have borne the burden of Lent now receive their pay, and those who have toiled since the first hour, let them now receive their… Continue reading Christ is risen and the demons are cast down!

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The perfect version of this work

Today, I wanted to put together a collection of music for Holy Week. Music posts always take far, far longer than I expect, because I know exactly what I want the music to sound like, but it takes forever to find the best version — if it even exists anywhere besides in my head. I was looking for… Continue reading The perfect version of this work