Friday, February 17, 2012


There are animals, there are men, and there are Manimals!!  Recently a friend of mine gave a dvd about Tim Staples explaning the Faith.  All I can say is WOW! 'Why be Catholic?'  It isn't necessarily so much about the content which is incredibly Thomistic, but its delivery!  Tim Staples is a former US marine, and Pentecostal youth minister, a big dude with a booming voice chalked full of enthusiasm.  While I do not share his spirituality (charismatic), I can certainly appreciate his enthusiasm! 

As we approach Lent,..I always cringe at the thought of Fr McFruitloop reaffirming our collective 'okayness' during the lenten retreat.  You know the shlock we've had to deal with for the last 50 years or so!  Well,..I'm not saying that we have have to be animalistically violent in presenting our Faith, then again, we don't have to butter it up with whale saving sugaring lovey dovey crap either!  We need an authentic witness through authentic preaching and presentations, voila!  Tim Stapes,..Manimal for the Faith!

 St Pio de Pietrelcina(Padre Pio, also patron saint of italian house fridge magnets ;))........Ora pro nobis!

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