Wednesday, May 25, 2005

"A CUNY professor who called religious believers "moral retards" has gone on another Internet rant - calling himself a defiant "superman" and comparing religion to oppressive regimes."

"Christians claim that theirs is faith based on love, but they'll just as soon kill you," Shortell wrote in an online journal that is linked to his Web site ("

I am searching for news stories on Christians killing people in the name of Jesus but can't find any. Perhaps this bigot meant to say "Muslims"? Check out his picture on his website and you will see the face of a sick, angry, very unhappy man. Get a life, dude.
Sources (mine are more impeccable than Newsweek's) tell me our Diocese is starting an Office of Evangelization.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


I have a 401k and have not done much messin' with it for the past few years. Recently, we have had an option added where we can pay an investment company (1.05%) to manage our funds for us. They would decide which funds to put our money into on a daily basis. They check out the situation in the morning and decide whether to be into stocks, or in money market funds. I am confused about whether to do this and whether the cost, which is considerable, is worth having them take over. Any readers out there know enough about this stuff to help me with some advice?

Monday, May 23, 2005


Benefiting Good Counsel Homes which serves women and their children in crisis pregnancy situations.

Peggy Noonan and Ambassador Faith Whittlesey

Honorary Co-chairmen Larry Kudlow & Sean Hannity

Black tie

Friday, June 3, 2005
8:00 pm - 12 midnight

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York City

Order tickets here NOW - limited space!
"Scientists have discovered comedy central in the brain -- specific tissue regulating the ability to understand sarcasm.
People with damage to the right frontal lobe, right behind the eyes, are unable to appreciate this kind of humor."

I know many people who have this problem. Until now, I just assumed they were idiots.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Dawn Eden has an article on blogging in today's NY Daily News.
This weekend I attended the ordination of my girlfriend's father as a deacon. The ordination at the cathedral was very nice. The Litany of the Saints was especially beautiful. Our Diocese has about 250 deacons and sometimes it is easy to take them forgranted. There are about 23,000 permanent deacons, with about 15,000 in the United States. They are now doing many baptisms, funerals and weddings. Since the first class of deacons were only ordained about 25 years ago, the Diocese is still finding their way with these guys. It is a blessing to have a corps of ordained men who will serve the Church however. 13 men were ordained deacons this weekend but only 1 man will be ordained a priest in June, and Bishop Murphy asked everyone present to pray for more vocations to the priesthood. I would say the restoration of the permanent deaconate was one of the best changes done in the Church in the 60's.