Monthly Archives: November 2013

Chopping Wood

Saw this awesome way to chop wood. And all you need is a fairly short length of chain, a small, sturdy rubber belt, a fastener and a hefty-headed maul. If you don’t have a the chain or rubber belt, you can try some rubber tires. Some Facts: Because you are swinging an ax, many think […]

Νικῶμεν – Peter H. Reilly

The following poem was written by my 14 year old brother, Peter H. Reilly. It’s theme is the Battle of Marathon and Pheidippides’ run from Marathon to Athens. For those, who don’t yet know Greek (start learning!), the title means “We are victorious!,”and the final line means “Hail, We are victorious!” Νικῶμεν Black ships rising, […]

Married Priests

Before I begin this post I would like to lay down the ground work and say that what I am about to discuss isnotdogma nor doctrine but merely discipline; and thus it is completely acceptable to engage in conversation. Archbishop Pietro Parolin supported this in an interview which got some coverage from NBC, Patheos, The National Catholic Register, and other […]

Black Friday

Money and Things are Chill but… Of course, money and material goods are not inherently evil. In fact, they are good and will remain that way.The problem is that man can abuse these goods and even worship them. In this world, we really do need money to survive. We use this “artificial wealth” such as […]


25 Facts About Thanksgiving 5 More Catholic-ish Facts About Thanksgiving The first American feast, which is sometimes called the first Thanksgiving, did actually have religious affiliation (sorry John Green). And it was celebrated on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. The Native Americans and Spanish settlers held a feast and the Holy Mass was […]


My name is Ross, and I’ve been taken on as a new writer for the Catholic Dormitory! An admirer of this website’s work, I have been following their posts for a while now, and decided that I would cast my lots with these fine gentlemen. I am in the academy–a PhD. student in Religious Studies […]

Unto the Altar of My God

This is a story of a man’s journey, of my own journey, towards God. It will be told in parts, so the reader can experience it in a way that doesn’t promote boredom. Since this is a true story, the names of some of the people involved have been changed, so as not to praise […]