Fanatic Friday: Hurt edition

A repost
In 1994 a band by the name of Nine Inch Nails came out with a song called Hurt which discusses themes of heroin addiction and self-hurt.

When Trent Reznor(Nine Inch Nails) was asked if Cash could cover his song in 2002, Reznor said he was "flattered" but worried that "the idea sounded a bit gimmicky." He became a fan of Cash's version, however, once he saw the music video.
I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore... It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.[4]

71 years of age at the time of filming (in February 2003), Cash had serious health problems and his frailty is starkly evident in the video. He died seven months later (September 12);[6] his wife, June Carter Cash, who participated in the video, died three months after filming (May 15), closely preceding him in death.

Details from Wikipedia

The Crescendo of Malta

Greed, cover-ups, betrayal, corruption surround ancient military order

An explosive exposé is revealing an intricate web of deceit and treachery within the ranks of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, including collusion from the German bishops as well as shady financial dealings. Members of the order, long roiled by the disturbing happenings over the past several months, are now going public with the truth.
Church Militant obtained a document circulated internally among the Knights of Malta showing that the disgraced Grand Chancellor, Albrecht von Boeselager, actively colluded with high-ranking Vatican prelates to bring about the ouster of Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing — his superior to whom von Boeselager owed obedience. Even more, the document reveals financial corruption and a power struggle between the faithless faction, largely led by dissident Germans, and the more orthodox members, who favor and support Festing.
The document reveals a power struggle between the faithless faction, largely led by dissident Germans, and the more orthodox members. 

continue at ChurchMilitant

... It seems something is going to happen here.  I pray we've seen the high water mark of the German siege on the Church.

St Padre Pio relics to visit Milwaukee, La Crosse, in tour this year

Relics of St Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus, will be on public display in several US dioceses and archdioceses in May and again in the autumn.

The Saint Pio Foundation announced that the tour corresponds with the 130th anniversary of the Italian-born saint’s birth.
— May 9 at St Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh.— May 10-11 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver.
— May 13 at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska.
— May 18-19 at St Andrew Church, Pasadena, California.
— May 20-21 at St Ann Church, Arlington, Virginia.
— Sept 17-18 at St Patrick Cathedral, New York.
— Sept 20 at Cathedral of St Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
— Sept. 20 at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Milwaukee.
— Sept. 22-23 at Basilica of St John the Evangelist, Stamford, Connecticut.
— Sept. 24 at St Theresa Church, Trumbull, Connecticut.
— Sept. 29 at Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw, Michigan.
continue at UK Catholic Herald


The story behind the St. Gianna Beretta Molla painting at the Guadalupe Shrine

God always has a plan, and although we may not know it or see it at the time, we can look back and understand that what felt like a tough circumstance was really God at work in our lives. Such was the case in the early 2000s. At that time, there were several young couples having difficulties with pregnancy and they were brought together through a new saint, Gianna Beretta Molla.

This all happened about the same time the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe was being built, and the story unfolds in the shrine’s painting of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, who is surrounded by children known as Gianna babies.

The artist, Neilson Carlin, was painting St. Gianna Beretta Molla when, midway through, it was suggested that she be surrounded by Gianna babies, or children whose births were attributed to her intercession. Above her is Our Lady, Patroness of the Unborn, who is surrounded by unborn children offering roses.

What people don’t often realize is that the children in the painting are real Gianna babies who live in or near La Crosse.
continue at Catholic Life

Also, the Guadalupe Shrine does have St. Gianna Molla's actual gloves available for veneration.  I've heard some pilgrims will come and put them on and pray for assistance with conception/pregnancy.

Oops, Sister reminded me, tomorrow April 28th the Shrine is hosting a Relic Veneration for Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. Details

Good Help Shrine still seeking executive director

Shrine Executive Director
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Inc.

The Shrine Executive Director is a full-time position responsible for leading the strategic direction of the Shrine to fulfill the Mission and Vision of the Shrine consistent with those of the Diocese of Green Bay. All efforts must ensure the Shrine maintains a most welcoming environment open to all people of good will and meets the expectations of the pilgrims visiting this sacred Shrine. The Shrine Executive Director shall be the chief administrator of the Shrine. The Executive Director oversees the internal, day-to-day work of the Shrine, primarily through supervision of the Shrine Operations Manager, and serves as the principal point of contact to external organizations and entities.

"Embrace the mission and vision of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay and work in accordance with Catholic Social Teachings and the moral and ethical values of the Catholic Church."

Requires 8-12 years leadership and supervisory experience; knowledge of financial statements; and knowledge of strategic planning techniques
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They probably need to get a recruiter to bring in an outsider.

WILL makes the case for School Choice in rural Wisconsin


Cardinal Cupich remains silent on ‘LGBT Catholics’ event in his own diocese

Next week in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Catholic bishop of Lexington, Kentucky will speak to a symposium organized by a dissident group condemned by the Vatican and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich hasn't commented on the event taking place within his archdiocese, nor acted to prevent his fellow bishop from speaking there.

Bishop John Stowe of the Diocese of Lexington is scheduled to speak at New Ways Ministry's 2017 conference, titled "Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis." He's defended his decision to do so, saying "Pope Francis has signaled that we need to take another look at those things."

Defending his scheduled talk for the gay advocacy group, Stowe said Church teaching on homosexuality "was not Jesus’ approach." Catholic doctrine on the issue isn't "immune from ever changing," he said.

Stowe will offer the conference's opening prayer on Friday, April 28 and morning prayer on Saturday, April 29. The conference includes sessions such as "Lesbian Nuns: Gift to the Church," "Gay Men in Priesthood and Religious Life," and "Transgender & Intersex Identities and the Family."
continue at LifeSite

Sauk City family with nine children threatened by state for child labor violations in family owned bakery

The owners of a family-owned business in Sauk City are receiving backlash for allowing their children to help inside their bakery. The state is now auditing the business for potentially breaking child labor laws.

Curtis and Vickie Eberle, who own The Mixing Bowl Bakery, dreamed of opening their own business. A large part of that dream involved having their nine children there to help at the bakery.

"The customers love them. They love talking to them and interacting with them," Vickie Eberle said.

The couple's nine children range in age from 11 to 6 weeks old. [nicely done!  Two sets of twins in there.] A number of the kids help do everything from making pies to serving customers in the bakery.
The Department of Workforce Development sent a letter to the business on April 4, informing the couple they would be audited, after the department received "several" complaints regarding minors working in the bakery. The letter warned if they continue to allow their children to work, they could be in violation of state child labor laws. The couple immediately stopped allowing the children to work.
continue at Channel 3

Apparently they live too close to psychotic Anne Gaylor Madistan zombies.

Yeah, your taxpayer dollars hard at work to investigate this "criminal" activity.

Like the The Mixing Bowl Bakery on Facebook

Dudes; "Cannabis Church" finds new Lansing MI home

LANSING — An organization that finds spiritual meaning in marijuana use has found a new home at an existing church building on the city's south side

The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason, led by Rev. Jeremy Hall, will begin holding services at Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave. on April 30. Hall describes the agreement the church has with the ministry as "cross promotion of their business."

According to Hall, the Cannabis Church seeks not only enlighten its parishioners with an all-inclusive, non-denominational philosophy, but also to inspire them to be politically involved. The church is expected to push against a proposed city ordinance aimed at regulating medical marijuana establishments. City officials estimate there are as many as 70 currently open.
continue at DFP

Friends of the weed nuns?  There's so much to say but so little......  dude, did you see that bird?  I think it was LOOKING AT ME.... and now he's telling me to look for tttttttthe lost plates of Moroni.  Platessss is a weird word.  Pla-lalalalala-tteeeeeeez.   ....It's logical to smoke marijuana to perceive reality.  All in a non-denomnomnomnom-amagical burrito.

Terry Nelson altarpiece for new church

JS: Milwaukee's St. Rita Church to be torn down, replaced with senior housing development, new worship space

An east side Milwaukee church would be demolished and replaced with a new building that would provide senior housing, as well as worship space, under terms of a new proposal.

St. Rita Catholic Church, 1601 N. Cass St., would be purchased by developer James Tarantino, according to a $20 million proposal announced Monday.

Tarantino, who operates Tarantino & Co. and Capri Senior Communities, plans to develop St. Rita's Square, a six-story building that would feature 103 apartments for older people, according to a statement from the firm.
The development also would provide a new church, to be connected by a walkway to the apartment building. Three Holy Women Parish, which includes St. Rita, would buy the church for $1, according to the statement.

The new St. Rita church "will blend that church’s rich history with that of its predecessor, the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii, which served as the religious, social and cultural center of Milwaukee’s Italian-American community until it was demolished to make way for freeway construction in 1967," according to the statement.
continue at JS

That's a pretty interesting idea, to do some kind of combo building project and then put a chapel in.

Fanatic Friday: God's Gonna Cut You Down edition

Video by Tony Kaye

Pope Francis endorses Cardinal Cupich implementation of Amores Laetitia

When we talked about his apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” and referred to what some were doing in the United States in response to that text, especially Cardinal Cupich, he pounded on the desk, good, good.
Chicago Catholic


It's Friday And You Are Eating A CHEESEBURGER

Happy Easter!

Pope appoints Dubuque's Msgr. Thomas Zinkula as new bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Martin J. Amos of Davenport, Iowa, and named as his successor Msgr. Thomas R. Zinkula, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, who is currently rector of St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College in Dubuque.

Bishop Amos is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to turn in their resignation to the pope. He has headed the Davenport Diocese since 2006.

He said that since last December when he turned 75 and offered his resignation to Pope Francis, “we have prayed a diocesan prayer awaiting a new bishop. In part, it prayed for ‘a pastor who will please you by his holiness and will show us your watchful care.'”

“It is with joy and great pleasure that I introduce to you the answer to our prayers,” Bishop Amos said in a statement about Bishop-designate Zinkula.

The newly named bishop, an Iowa native who was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Dubuque May 26, 1990, turned 60 the day of his episcopal appointment as the ninth bishop of Davenport. He has been rector of St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College since 2014.

The episcopal ordination and installation Mass for Bishop-designate Zinkula will be celebrated June 22 at St. John Vianney Church in Bettendorf, Iowa. Until then, Bishop Amos will serve as apostolic administrator of the diocese.

The Diocese of Davenport covers more than 11,400 square miles. Out of a total population of over 792,000, about 97,000 people, or 12 percent, are Catholic.

St. Agnes in St Paul offers Schubert in B-flat Latin High Mass in memory of 10th anniversary of Msgr Schuler's death April 23

Please join us for the 10 am Latin High Mass on Sunday, April 23, 2017 which will be offered in memory of Monsignor Richard J. Schuler on the 10th anniversary of his death. Monsignor Schuler was the founder of the Chorale and its director until 2006. The Chorale and orchestra will present Franz Schubert's lovely Mass in B-flat. Pietro Yon's stirring Victimae Paschali will be sung at the Offertory.
via Orbis

FertilityCare Center at St. Gianna Clinic in Green Bay now open

He is not here - A N Mironov

Andrei Mironov is brilliant.  The eyes and the smirk on the angel to the right?  Wow, just wow.  Take a closer look, zoom in.  The smirk in his Annunciation might be even better.

In case you wanted to take a look at a few more via Kevin:
I was very impressed w/ the painting you posted for the Betrayal of Christ. Had not seen that artist's work. Much more here:
Peace be with you!

Adam and Eve. Downfall.
Christ Is Risen


So in the madness of destroying the space-time continuum of the blogger theme, I decided, hey, why not break comments as well?  I added Disqus.  It is working for some but I got a few comments still through Blogger which are not showing up(sorry TaQ).  I'm not even sure how the blogger comment form is still showing up, maybe people on IE?  I'll try a few things but drop me a line if you have issues.  The old theme actually gave lots of people problems with comments so I was hoping Disqus would fix it, not make it worse.

Yes, still working on theme related fixes.  Why blogger keeps deleting the blogroll I'm not sure, probably one of them is timing out or something.

Eric Thames and Beer City a match made in heaven, well actually Korea

“I figured my days in MLB were over,” Thames says. “When the season ended, I thought, ‘OK, MLB teams don’t want me, let me go to Japan. Then, my agent (Adam Karon) called me and told me that Milwaukee was interested. I’m like, ‘On a major league contract?’ I think everybody in the world was surprised they were willing to give me that kind of money. I’m still shocked myself.

“I came to Milwaukee before I signed, checked it out, and after an hour I knew it was where I wanted to be. I love the Midwest. I love the hospitality of people. And Milwaukee has great beer.
“I love beer.”
full article at JS

Thames is matching Brewer records over the beginning of the year hitting six home runs in his last five games.

I won't be asking him about Zen anytime soon but the guy is the best story in baseball thus far and I can certainly appreciate a renaissance man who's journeyed the road less traveled.  We've got a little something to be excited about Brewer fans!

I would totally get a Thames jersey if his name was in Korean on the back.