Lenten resources and Cleveland’s losses


Bp. Barron Reflects on the Stations of the Cross: https://stations.wordonfire.org/stations-of-the-cross

I’m just about done with the excellent What Christ Suffered. In scanning my shelves, I’m trying to decide among several books what to start on next as Lent continues:

So many books, so little time. I think I will start out with the short, but heavy, Ratzinger book, then see what strikes my fancy afterward. Can’t go wrong with Pope Benedict!


Inspired by the loss in recent days of two iconic men from my beloved hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, I have decided to add an occasional secular footer to my usual Catholic wonderings.

The Michael Stanley Band was undoubtedly the greatest Cleveland band to never really make it big nationally. Michael Stanley died a few days ago at age 72. RIP. My favorite song of theirs has been playing on a serious loop in my head ever since I heard the news; I think the Lord will understand that a broke my Lenten music fast to listen to it one more time. Tell me, Who’s to Blame?

Basketball and Joe Tait are synonymous in Cleveland. Joe was brought on to do play-by-play a few games into the team’s inaugural 1970 season by new head coach Bill Fitch and then stayed on for most of the next 37 years. Cleveland has been blessed with several phenomenal broadcasters, but none better than Joe Tait. Maybe his two most famous calls: The Miracle of Richfield and Len Barker’s Perfect Game (he did baseball for a while too!). RIP.

Thanks for the memories and…Have a GOODnight, everybody!

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