Mark explained a common use of the term "evangelical Catholic." I would only add, it tends to be used by people with an ethos of borrowing as much as possible from Roman Catholicism. This manifests in liturgical sensibilities (how a worship service looks and sometimes sounds) more than...
I thought of one other detail. St. Joseph's was largely self paced. You got the course and had a certain number of weeks to complete all the units but there wasn't necessarily a weekly requirement. And if you wanted you could work through it all much faster than the allotted time.
I attended that school for a time. Nothing wrong with it but a good percentage of the faculty are not actually Catholic. My philosophy professor was an Episcopalian. It's not my first choice to return to. I thought some of the course work was not really college level, but that seems to be a...
I live in a fairly rural area. There's a priest and a deacon who cover 4 parishes (one county over there's a priest who covers 5 without the assistance of a deacon). Those are lucky to get confession on a weekly basis. Of course, the lay folk could lead some of these activities but there seems...
The Rosaries became quite faddish in my circles last year. At convention close to half of the clergy were sporting one. I've never related to it in my personal spirituality. My kids picked up some RC rosaries when we visited the local big RCC a few months ago. They think of them as jewelry.
The American market is currently flooded with a lot of cheap blended wines. They don't typically have a single year vintage. They are smooth, consistent, meant to pair with a broad range of foods, and unremarkable. There's seldom a distinctive character of any particular grape that shines through.
RileyG, you might enjoy this YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ReadyToHarvest
He asks and answers exactly the type of questions you've posed in so many sub-forums. And he conscientously attempts to do quality research and be fair rather than polemical.
ACNA reached an early agreement with NALC. How much attention the ACNA pays to it varies greatly by diocese. For example, the Reformed Episcopal Church, a full member of ACNA, ignores the relationship to an extent that I have met clergy who were totally unaware of it.
I feel fortunate to live across the street from an independent diner. I was surprised to see them open Christmas eve. Once my girls got up we went over there for a leisurely breakfast. There's several others around town but this is the one in my neighborhood.
There's always fruit cocktail and Spam in my pantry. We've usually got a few TV dinners in the freezer too. My kids think they are a treat for some reason. For me they are more like an easy supper when I'm not feeling like cooking or didn't meal plan but don't want to pay restaurant prices.
Remember when you used to have to call the movie theater or look in the local newspaper to find their showtimes? I don't even go to the theater anymore. Last time I did I took my kids as a treat and they place was about 3/4 empty. I don't know how they stay open.