Be happily and Uncomplicatedly Catholic!

We do indeed need to show joy as Catholics.   My motto — “Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.”

Michael J Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe


Last week, the two winners of the autographed gift copy of Light Reading for Good and Wayward Catholics, who clocked in at approximately the same time on May 13 are Kim Swaner in Plainfield, IN, and Art Zoleta in Norwalk, CA.  

The correct answers are:

1.      After the Resurrection, it was Philip who met and converted the Ethiopian eunuch on the desert route to Gaza?

    2.  The years of Vatican II were 1962-65.

3.     The seven sacraments of the Church are Baptism, Penance, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, the Anointing of the Sick.



Here is this week’s quiz.  Who will be the book winner?

1.     Who were the three apostles Jesus chose to go to the mountain top and experience the Transformation?  

2.     For how many years have the Pontifical Swiss Guards been serving at the Vatican?  

3.     Who is the patron saint of undertakers?



Send your answers to


News flashes

 – On May 1, after a thorough examination of the Legionaries of Christ and the Regum Christi movement, the Pope stated that they will not be left alone as they struggle in their path of purification. (Even though the founder, Father Degollado, has turned out to be a rotten bastard, it is good to know that the good work of his followers will continue.)

–  Recently appointed Illinois bishop Thomas Paprocki was accused of claiming the clerical abuse lawsuits were the act of the devil. He clarified his statement saying, “It is the sins of priests and bishops who succumbed to the temptations of the devil.”

(It’s good that he clarified his statement. We don’t need a Pat Robertson in the Catholic Church)

–  Formerly a parish priest, Rev. Robert Bowers is working from the Paulist Center in Boston to help reconcile Catholic to the Archdiocese of Boston which is facing reduced attendance, 120 million in legal bills and the closing of 60 parishes. He says that in determining who is a good Catholic there no longer has a litmus test. He is trying to “help people deal with conflict better, help them to realize that forgiveness sets them free and that letting go can make them whole again.”


My new blog friend

Mark P. Shea, who has the Catholic and Enjoying It blog, is an amazing fellow. He describes himself as a double-jump convert, raised more or less as an agnostic pagan, became a non-denominational Evangelical in 1979, and a Catholic in 1987. He is a popular speaker and also serves as Senior Content Editor at Catholic Exchange. I congratulate you, Mark, because you are a positive force in our Catholic world.


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