I'm at a conference/workshop this week. But it's in Austin, so I'm also teaching class. Yeah, not getting much work done, but at least this is during a time when our laser is broken anyway.
--I--Miss Emily Stimpson has pulled a "Bad Catholic" (as in Mr Marc Barnes, not Dr John Zmirak) and done a post in which the pictures have actual relevance to the post (meaning that they are used to move the post along); not so much an illustrated catechism as A Quick Catechesis on Sin (with Pictures).
--II--One of the draws for the apartment where my wife and I live is its proximity to our parish: I can walk there in about 15 minutes (if I walk reasonably briskly)--which is about the same amount of time which I need to walk across campus from my office to the Catholic Center. There are several benefits to this--though I'm not sure that we avail ourselves of all of these all the time (and no, we can't hear the churchbells from that far away).
--III--It turns out that "Catholics" for Choice are only interested in certain kinds of choices, none of them honest. That they are dishonest and hypocritical is rather obvious: after all, for years they've fallen back on the (true) idea that conscience is supreme (all the while ignoring that conscience must be well-formed); suddenly, when the shoe is on the other foot and the consciences of actually faithful Catholics are being trampled under the tyrannical HHS Mandate, they spend their time lecturing the bishops about how they ought not stand up for the conscience rights of Catholic employers. Only some consciences count--I suppose that this is consistent with the overall arrogance of "Catholics" for Choice.
With a tip of the fedora to Miss Chelsea Zimmerman, the Condescending Wonka has something more to say to "Catholics" for Choice: