Feast of St. Lawrence

The Holy Feast Day of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Lectionary: A Reading from the 2nd Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-10 (ESV) The Cheerful Giver [6] The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. [7] Each one must give as he has decided in [...]


Take Up God’s Way

11th Sunday after Pentecost 5 August 2018;  †Rt. Rev. Edward L. Tatro, Celebrant Processional Hymn: Raining Down Manna https://youtu.be/HasyjXwUmrg †Bishop Tatro: Let us Begin all things as we should! Blessed be God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen. †Bishop Tatro: Almighty God, unto whom all [...]

A Joyful Noise

A Joyful Noise Processional Hymn: https://youtu.be/Nm9cdxGyPEs A Reading from the Book of Isaiah 42:10 (ESV) Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants. The Word of the Lord. Let us say [...]

Husband’s Pay Attention

I normally don't share really personal and intimate things with y'all but I feel this one is important to all married couples. I work hard in both my ministry and secular positions. I work hard so my beautiful wife can stay home and raise Conner and make sure his needs are met. Tonight while I [...]

Hot Stuffed Cherry Peppers

I have a treat for you today.  Sharing from my cookbook, my take on the Italian appetizer stuffed Hot Cherry Peppers. Padre's Hot Cherry Peppers 12 fresh hot cherry peppers* 6 ounces sharp/picante provolone cheese, cubed 6oz prosciutto, thinly sliced 6oz Hot Sopressata, thinly sliced 1 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. of oregano 1 tsp. [...]

Let’s Educate You

First I'd like to thank my good friend Mr. Jim Dunn for the bulk of the information written here. One of the biggest lies in the world is that if Roe v Wade is overturned it will make abortion illegal. LIE LIE LIE!!! If Roe v Wade is overturned it will send the issue back [...]

Life is Better with a Cat.

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.” - Mark Twain: "An Incident," Who Is Mark Twain? https://youtu.be/j7uTcYvoEbU Snowie and I are so overjoyed and honored to introduce to you Miss Avery Snow Tatro, who is the latest addition to our family. Avery is 10 weeks old and has [...]

An American Rant

For years I was a proud conservative Republican. Today's Republican Party has lost its way and has not done the business of the people. Today’s GOP is not the GOP I grew up with, they are a black stain on our Republic. Approximately one year ago I left the Republican party and registered as an [...]

9th PastaPost

My good friend Phil and his wife Gerri have shared yet another amazing Italian Pasta Dish. Stop by Excuse Us For Living and see the recipe!

Excuse Us for Living

Ninth PastaPost

Pasta Manfredi


Phil & Geri



     Excuse us for living, but we can’t believe we didn’t share this superb pasta recipe yet! It’s so good and we have it so often on Friday nights! What were we thinking? Here it is! But first there always has to be a backstory that goes along with our recipes. That’s just the way it is! These recipes don’t just pop up into our heads. They evolve for good reason…at least to us!

A Size AlCrop

         Pictured here is Al Manfredi, sixth grade teacher, High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Al loved Italian food and bragged and bragged how good arugula was and how much he loved arugula, most likely in salads we guess. We didn’t even know what arugula was until I worked with Al at High Mountain Road School as his principal. It’s a…

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Well said June!

The Godly Chic Diaries

Everyday the world will drag you by the hand yelling, “This is important! And this is important!, You need to worry about this! And this!” And each day, its up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No, This is what’s important.” – Lain Thomas

As someone who religiously got up early from the age of about 6 to study for spelling tests, its really hard to accept anything less than perfection. I remember the first time I got 89% in a class test in Primary school. I bawled in front of everyone because it was less than 90% – needless to say they all thought me mad.

Thats the standard I’ve set my whole life, thats the stupid level of perfection I wanted to achieve in everything every single day. I’ve realised how destructive and unhealthy that is. Thats the thing about…

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Racism and Politics…Humans

Note from the management of Padre Tatro's Study: Today I'm going to talk about two maybe three hot button issues. The biggest is mental health. We need mental health reform in this nation, more access to it and better treatment of those who suffer from it. I will also touch on racism and politics in [...]

Veni Sancte Spiritus!

Processional Hymn: Veni Sancte Spiritus https://youtu.be/LPY4AUr9sx4 Hymn of Testimony https://youtu.be/COFz8RAG3qg A Reading from the Book of Acts ‭‭2:1-21‬ ‭AMP “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. [...]