Even though Jason and I go to a theater to see a movie maybe once a year (not because we can’t get out but because there’s little worth dropping so many Hamiltons on), I think we might try to see The Way. We saw a great interview with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez (Breakfast Club!) on The World Over the other night. I’d post a link to it but it looks kind of complicated and I’m too lazy to figure it out. Just go to EWTN online and I’m sure you’ll find it at some point.
Speaking of EWTN, if you are a non-Catholic reading this, I highly encourage you to check it out. Jason and I discovered it many years before we even considered becoming Catholic and we found some great programs like the abovementioned news show, The World Over, and also The Apostle of Common Sense, The Journey Home, etc.
I will say though, that programs for kids on EWTN are not much better in the “cool” deparment than the stuff I grew up with, like “The Gospel Bill Show.” I did like Davey and Goliath. It’s so campy. I love Art Clokey’s work. I mean, what kind of person are you if you don’t love Gumby?
So we are total dorks and ended up just ordering the Fr. Barron “Catholicism” series. We watched one episode of the two we had DVR’d and our 10-year-old asked if we had any more. Jason saw that as reason enough to own it.
I’m not sure why this article on evangelicals and pre-marital sex has been so hot (ha ha) but people are commenting on it everywhere. Can I just say how glad I am that our children will be presented with solid (read: non-vacuous) teaching on sexuality as they come up through adolescence and young adulthood in the Church? And that I’m so glad that we, their parents, have something substantive to say to them other than, “Because God said so.”???
Meatless Friday Update: Our aspiring 10 year old chef has been begging me to make Cod Sliders from “The Sandwich King” on the Food Network. Um, ok. We’ll see how this goes. Fish kind of freaks me out. I like to fish, as in sitting there with a pole or reeling something in. But I don’t like to touch fish, really. It’s quite a conundrum.
Catholic thingy: We’ve decided it’s time to learn the St. Michael prayer. We have both felt extremely deficient when we’ve been at daily Mass and that is the final prayer. Ah, so much to learn. Our kids will be doing laps around us soon.
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