Monday, March 31, 2008

Meme---Take 2

Joey from Catholic Homeschooled Teens has tagged me back with this (same) meme. There has to be a rule somewhere in the official meme book that tag-backs are not allowed, but I'll agree this time, and this time only!!!

The rules are:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago: I was getting ready to celebrate my eighth birthday!

Five things on my To Do List today:

1. School
2. Get job at Dennys
3. Blog
4. Practice Organ
5. Trash day

Five (more) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Go to Europe and live there
2. Produce a movie
3. Pay for seminary
4. Give to the poor
5. Pay off anyone's debts who were wanting to go to seminary/religious life but couldn't because of debts.

Three (more) of my bad habits:
1. Annoying/talking back to my parents
2. Staying up late/getting up late
3. Not saying "No" to people

Five (more) jobs I’ve had:
1. Babysitting
2. Mowing lawns
3. Teaching piano lessons
4. Yard work
5. Choir pianist

5 people I tag: The first five people to read this! (If you're not sure if you are one of the first five just assume you are!)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back into the Blog of Things...
Well I hope that everyone's Easter season is going well! Yes, Easter lasts for about 50 days in case you think I'm crazy! I'm putting together a plan to blog rugularly so you can get more out of the Catholic Warrior. So here's what's coming up:
--->Look forward to Blog articles every Friday, Sunday, and Monday and other random days. We'll see how well I can do on a set schedule, and PLEASE don't tell my "blogging is about having fun so don't be so strict" because I'm the kind of person that HAS to be strict with myself or nothing gets done!
--->April is dedicated to the Holy Eucharist so look forward to learning more about the greatest Sacrament!
--->I will be taking a trip from the end of June to early August to Chile to learn Spanish in a Catholic school that is run by our ex-youth leader. Blogging may hibernate during those times.
--->Every Thursday will be "Stump the Chump". I'll post every Thursday an opportunity to ask as hard a question as you can muster to see if you can stump me! I'll do my best to post a (good) response within one week or you have "officially" "Stumped the Chump". Please don't let your question be, "What is a chump", because I don't know... Stick to religion guys....
Please, if you have any suggestions as to articles you would like to see more on, please comment. May God Bless you all!

Friday, March 28, 2008


Esther tagged me for this meme!

The rules are:
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago: I was a little kid giving his brothers and sisters and parents trouble, and doing school.

Five things on my To Do List today:
1. Regnum Christi Men's Encounter Group
2. School
3. Practice cello
4. Practice Piano for Church on Sunday
5. Eucharistic Adoration

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Give money to Catholic Charities
2. Save money to build a beautiful church
3. Give money to my parents, siblings, and friends
4. Build/fund Catholic Schools and Education
5. Live modestly

Three of my bad habits:
1. Selfishness (more sin than bad habit!)
2. Procrastination
3. Talking at the wrong times and being quiet at the wrong times

Five places I have lived:
1. Near Atlanta Georgia
2. Montrose, CO

Five jobs I’ve had:
1. Montessori pre-school assistant
2. Denny's waiter
3. Altar Server coordinator (volunteer)
4. Church watchmen
5. Conquest Boy's Club Leader (volunteer)

Five people I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG!):






Wednesday, March 26, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 22 MAR 2008 (VIS) - Late this afternoon, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. released the following declaration to journalists:

"During this evening's Easter vigil, the Holy Father will administer Baptism to seven people, five women and two men from various countries.

"As is known, the Holy Father normally administers the Sacrament of Baptism on two liturgical occasions. In the Sistine Chapel on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord he administers Baptism to a group of new-born infants. On the Easter vigil he administers Baptism and the other two Sacraments of Christian initiation (Confirmation and Communion) to a group of adults of varying nationalities and conditions who have followed the necessary spiritual and catechetical preparation, which Christian tradition calls the 'catechumenate'.

"The catechumens who will receive Baptism tonight come from Italy, Cameroon, China, the United States and Peru. Among them is Magdi Allam, a well-known journalist of Egyptian origin, vice-director 'ad personam' of the Italian newspaper 'Corriere della Sera'.

"For the Catholic Church, anyone who asks to receive Baptism - following a profound individual exploration, a free choice and adequate preparation - has the right to receive it.

"For his part, the Holy Father administers Baptism during the course of the Easter liturgy to the catechumens who have been presented to him, without making any 'distinction between people', in other words considering them all as equally important before the love of the Lord and welcome in the community of the Church".

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope that the Lord has blessed and will continue to bless you throughout this Holy Season! How Awesome indeed is our God! We should turn to Him Who has conquered death and the power of sin! Let us go to Him, repent, take up our cross and follow Him to death so that one day we may ALL rise to everlasting life! For if there had been no cross, there would be no ressurection!
"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day." (Luke 24:5b-7)
"And if Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, your faith. ... and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins." (1 Corinthians 15:14 & 17)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Behold the Man!
I hope that this Triduum and Lent is/has brought you many graces! This year I had the special grace to serve as MC (Master of Ceremonies) for the Triduum Masses, which pretty much means I just tell all the servers where to go (in case you were wondering). Holy Thursday is always so special to recall how Christ instituted the Priesthood, the Mass, and of course the Eucharist all on one night! Then, we have a Eucharistic procession into the "Chapel of Repose" where we keep vigil recalling how our Lord wept and sweat blood in the Garden of Olives. He was remembering our sins and asking His Heavenly Father for strength to make the Ultimate Sacrifice. I think about how sometimes I get nervous about some event or appointment the next day or in a few hours, but what must it have been like to know that one of your greatest "friends" was about to betray you, all of your other friends would not stand up for you (minus a few), and you would be put to death in shame when you were completely innocent?! Obviously none of us can really know what Christ was going through totally because none of us are totally perfect as He was. What motivated Him to do this? It could only be that He IS Love! To know that we have a God Who loves us is absolutely incredible! He passionately loves us; that is Awesome!
Well, enough with my rambling! Today God really blessed me in a number of ways. I watched the Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson as I do now every Good Friday. I prayed as I watched it, and Christ showed me some things that I think have really changed my life, or at least have given me the grace to know how to change my life---now it's my turn to do it. I hope you all will take the opportunity to watch this film or to watch it again prayerfully because it can certainly change lives. It is not fun, but it is necessary to remember what Christ did for us so that we can change.
"'He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.' When he was insulted, he returned no insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten; instead, he handed himself over to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness."

Monday, March 10, 2008

St. Dominic Savio, Ora Pro Nobis!

Today is the commemoration of this blog's patron saint, St. Dominic Savio! Let us ask for the intercession of the patron of boys, children's choirs, choir boys, falsely accused people, and juvenile delinquents. Also remember Carolina's dad within your prayers!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Lent, School, Church, Work, Friends, Prayer, Laziness, Family,............
Is it little wonder I haven't been blogging?
Blogging will resume during Easter!
Keep up the penance!!!
Only a few more days!
Stop reading!
Go Pray!