Mary, Undoer of Knots

I’ve mentioned this novena to Christians who are in need of miracles.  The devotion is based on the unwavering fidelity of Mary and her perfection of the role that Eve failed at.  As St. Iraneus of Lyons wrote in ‘Against Heresies’, Book 3, Chap 22:

the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith

There is also a beautiful painting by Johann Georg Schmidtner in St. Peter am Perlach in Augsburg, which depicts the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady untying knots while standing on the serpent, reminiscent of Genesis 3:15:

“I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.”

If you’ve ever asked a fellow sinner to pray for you, why not ask a Saint in heaven?

Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots – Day 1

1. Make the sign of the cross

2. Say the Act of Contrition. Ask pardon for your sins and make a firm promise not to commit them again.

Oh my God I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with … Read the rest

Things Dads Shouldn’t Have to Say

Things Dads shouldn’t have to say:

Don’t poop in the front yard.

Yes, toddlers can eat meat on Friday.

Why did you pee on the floor?

Tell Batman to load the dishwasher.

Don’t pull your dress over your head.

That’s why you check before you take the diaper off.

Don’t go outside naked.

That’s why you add water to ramen before you microwave it.

Don’t point your toy gun at passing police cars.

Stop gagging yourself.

Don’t feed the goldfish to the cat.

Yes gin is allowed on the Keto diet

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Sarah’s Special Keto Cauliflower Bread

Sarah’s Keto cauliflower bread has become a staple of my new diet.  This ‘bread’ is physically satisfying and has resulted in a rapid and dramatic reduction of my glucose readings as I’ve substituted it for bread, crackers and pasta.  It leaves me so much more full than a simple slab of meat and a bowl of rabbit food that I now go six or eight hours and still feel full.

Google requires that I now tell you that you may not like this bread, may not improve your blood sugar numbers, may not lose weight, may not feel full, might and may invest more time in preparation than I estimate below.  Some of you will even find a way to hurt yourselves in the kitchen.

After you’ve read the recipe closely and studied the process at length, scroll to the bottom for a few more helpful observations and disclaimers.

Here’s the recipe:

  • One head of cauliflower
  • Two large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar (this is critical)
  • 1/2 mozzarella
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional seasonings.

Here’s the process, which your eight year-old daughter or 12 year-0ld son can handle on their own:

  1.  Start with your large head of cauliflower
  2. Break up the cauliflower into palm-sized portions
  3. Place the cauliflower into your food processor.  You will probably need to do half at a time.
  4. Process the cauliflower until you achieve a rice-like texture.  This is a good activity for a pre-pubescent child who likes loud noises and destroying
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The Rage of Moloch

Did you hear the servants of Moloch raging in the gallery of the US Senate today? There can be no more reliable interpretation of the consequences of events on earth than the reaction of the fallen angels and their disciples. On the Vigil of the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary and on the eve of the Anniversary of the Victory of Lepanto, join me in saying: Deus Vult!

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The Economic Errors of the Pope (and other Statists)

Catholic statists (including the Pope), like to lecture about “just” wages while they all but ignore issues that are a) real, b) causing great harm to families and c) can be fixed without violating Catholic doctrines on subsidiarity and private property rights. Mention this uncomfortable truth and you’ll be cursed, libeled and then blocked (as I was by Comrade Shea over the weekend).

If you are a Catholic (or even just a person of goodwill) and you are interested in practical ways to fix economic inequalities, why not start with the single largest real threat to wages and private property?

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