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Monday, October 18th, 2010
1:58 am - Bad Habit Brunch (NYC event)

Is it true about nuns and their love of...discipline?
Do they really wear studded bracelets under their habits?
Is it just a coincidence that the person in charge of nun in training is called a mistress?

These and many more questions will be answered at the Bad Habit Brunch! With food, storytelling, and, of course, go go dancers. Brought to you by the brave folks at Found Voice Communications and everyone's favorite nerdpolykinkster comic Kelli Dunham.

Tickets are just 15 bucks in advance. If you want to read more about what a nice dyke like Kelli was doing in a place like that, check out the 12 Days of Convent at  Sistermercy.com

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Monday, January 4th, 2010
6:25 pm - YouTube Video: Goth IS Catholic

While fairly amateur, and full of images simply saved from Google searches, this is still a nifty little video of someone pointing out that Catholicism is still the Gothiest. I would have liked to have seen more in-depth explication as vampires as diametrically opposed-Catholism (the blood is the "life," a false resurrection, Dracula choosing to live in Carfax ABBEY, etc), and some images from Holbein's Dance of Death, mention of spiritual readings that encourage meditating on one's death (Scupoli, Teresa of Avila, Francis De Sales, etc), the origin of Halloween as All Hallows' (Saints') Eve, but it's only one minute and thirty nine seconds. One can't ask too much.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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Friday, September 25th, 2009
1:56 pm - Still not terribly gothic

But I have been writing a noir-style novella in installments in my blog with Catholic themes. Only five installments so far, but I'm trying to keep it going steadily. If anyone is interested, you can find the installments here.

Not exactly goth. But noir means black, right? :)

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
6:59 pm - Ash Wednesday, bitches! Picture post



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2:00 pm - Hey, you there... coming out of church...

...there's something on your forehead.

Just poking my head up to point out a recent post I made that might interest folks on this list, about the nature of suffering and evil/sin.

It's really quite long in an amateur philosopher/theologian mode, though, so, well, enter at your own risk.

Hope everyone is having a fulfilling Ash Wednesday. I had a few humbling revelations just on the walk to mass, so it's a good sign that my ego might get knocked down a peg or two this Lent, which would be a good thing.

I'm going to try reading the Bible daily, stopping eating out and giving that money to charity, and getting to stations of the cross every Friday. We'll see how much actually happens.

So hey, what are you doing for Lent?

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
7:30 am - Feast Day of Fra Angelico

Today is the feast day of Blessed John of Fiesole, better known to the world as the artist Fra Angelico, or Giovanni to his friends. This Dominican friar is the patron saint of artists. Michaelangelo said to paint such beauty, Fra Angelico must have been to heaven and allowed to paint whatever he saw; with the vision of horror below, one must also wonder if God blessed him with visions of Hell as well.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
12:15 pm - Memento Mori Rosary

Something I found while web-surfing:

"Memento Mori rosary (skull rosary) with bone skulls for the Ave's and wooden skulls for the Pater's. Ecce homo centre, with crucifix made of three nails with a crown of thorns."

From this website:

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009
9:12 am - Catholic Steampunk

So I'm crossing styles/genres/whatever here, but I couldn't pass up on posting about...

The Tripods Attack! A Young Chesterton Chronicle

From the site: The Tripods Attack! is the first volume of the Young Chesterton Chronicles, a delightfully inventive fiction series for teens to adults that re-imagines the famous Catholic author as a young man living in an alternative Edwardian age of steam-driven wonders. [bolding mine]

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Sunday, January 11th, 2009
10:29 am - Baptism of the Lord

CCC 1227 According to the Apostle Paul, the believer enters through Baptism into communion with Christ's death, is buried with him, and rises with him:

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in the newness of life?

The baptized have "put on Christ." Through the Holy Spirit, Baptism is a bath that purifies, justifies, and sanctifies.

ie. by Baptism we are the most holy zombies to walk this earth, seeking the Eucharist's "graaaaaaains" instead of "braaaaaaaains."

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
7:39 pm - Epiphany

Blessed Epiphany, creatures of the dark. Today we remember when God revealed His Word to the World in the birth of a child . . . and he did it in the dark of night, lest we not forget.

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Thursday, December 25th, 2008
1:51 pm - Funny macro and THE PRIESTS

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Oh, and has anyone bought/heard "The Priests" Cd? http://www.thepriests.com/ It's great!

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Friday, October 31st, 2008
9:45 am - Happy All Hallows' Eve

In honor of this holiday, here's a link to Albrecht Dürer's woodcut, "The Adoration of the Lamb", an illustration from the book of Revelation of the saints worshipping the Lamb of God.

The best word I can think of to describe this piece is "Awful" in the archaic sense; inspiring reverential awe and fear.

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008
4:30 pm - Hey, there!

Hi, I'm Rosa, and I read most of the entries, as I am a bit wary of groups.

I've been Catholic my whole life, but attended Mass haphazardly until about two years ago. I have some disagreements with church beliefs, but I cannot imagine practicing another religion. I laughed at one post that talked about scary televangelists, and the other one about Jesus loving kitsch. I think this is a pretty good fit, and I look forward to getting to know you all.

current mood: curious

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
9:30 am - Christian Theologians Prepare for Extraterrestrial Life

Article: Christian Theologians Prepare for Extraterrestrial Life

Little green men might shock the secular public. But the Catholic Church would welcome them as brothers.

That's what Vatican chief astronomer and papal science adviser Gabriel Funes explained in a recent article in L'Osservatore Romano, the newsletter of the Vatican Observatory...

Read the full article here! http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=5065245&page=1

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Friday, July 18th, 2008
1:13 pm

What is the "gothest" church ever?

Here's my submission: the Sedlec Ossuary, a gothic chapel in the Czech Republic, built around 1400 A.D. and decorated with thousand of skeletons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_ossuary

Any other good ones?

current mood: curious

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Saturday, June 21st, 2008
5:29 pm - greetings everyone

Hell-o from California, where it is disgustingly hot and sunny at the moment. I was delighted to find this community here, I certainly was not expecting to. Short story,  I am both Traditional Catholic (The Tridentine Mass, yes!, Vatican II, No thanks!) and gothic. By gothic I mean victorian style gothic, not Hot Topic gutter gothic. I participate in alot of victorian historical reenactment around San Francisco. Other than that I am a licensed mortician, although I am presently working in tech. Well, it is good to be here among those who know that Catholicism is the most morbid of religions...

current mood: calm

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Thursday, June 12th, 2008
10:57 am - Catholic Wear

Ages ago, fearless_jones asked where the Gothic Catholic Wear was . . . well, a friend of mine recently pointed this t-shirt company out to me, and while they're not mostly Goth, they've got a few potentials.

Such as my favorite designs:

What part of HOC EST CORPUS MEUM don't you understand?

All Our Stations are HD: Holy Devotionals

Pax et Bonum

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Friday, May 2nd, 2008
3:05 am

Hey everyone,  just started back up on livejournal and find this community. I'm not a Catholic, but I am a Christian and really dig Catholic imagery, and always thought there was something intangibly 'goth' about it all. I mean this all without any irony, really looking forward to catching up on posts and seeing some of the poetry and art posted.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
3:45 pm - "miter to miter" Pope coverage!

Did anyone watch the Pope doing the Vespers prayers this evening on either the national news or on EWTN? If so, wasn't it lovely? It was a perfect melding of music, art, and faith.

Guide to the Pope's US visit:

"miter to miter" coverage of the pontiff's trip to America starting today and ending with his departure back to Rome on Sunday.

LOL "miter to miter"

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Sunday, April 13th, 2008
11:31 am

The Good Shepherd is risen!
He who laid down his life for his sheep,
who died for his flock,
he is risen, alleluia.

Father, eternal shepherd, watch over the flock
redeemed by the blood of Christ
and lead us to the promised land.
Grant this through Christ our lord - amen.

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