Watched Emma the other evening. Somehow it doesn’t compare with Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility. I think it comes down to the script and direction.  Emma Thompson’s script and Ang Lee’s direction in Sense and Sensibility somehow retained the seriousness, depth and beauty of Austen’s original. The film version of Emma just didn’t come up to the same [Read More...]

Preaching the Word

When I first arrived at St Joseph’s one of the kids was asked what he thought of the new chaplain and he said, “He preaches like a Baptist.” I took it as a compliment….sort of. Anyway, you can judge for yourselves. I am thinking of making my homilies available through podcast, but before I invest [Read More...]

Win a Car

This is the final week before our Annual Knight Before Christmas Gala. On Saturday night the winning ticket will be drawn to win a car or $25,000.00 cash prize. Second prize is a home entertainment center. Third prize a fabulous vacation. Each ticket costs $100.00, but only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Take a chance, [Read More...]

The Apostles – 3

In the third chapter of The Apostles the Holy Father discusses Tradition. He says, “The Holy Spirit appears to us as the guarantor of the active presence of the mystery in history, the One who ensures its realization down through the centuries.” Piling up Scripture references, he shows how it is the Holy Spirit who [Read More...]

Pope Benedict at Advent Vespers

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Watch and Wait

Advent watching and waiting for the Lord’s coming is a reminder that being alert, awake and alive should be our mental and spiritual state at all times.  We should be watchful and awake and waiting mentally. Never being dull or complacent, never being prejudiced or locked in to a narrow mindedness, never being suspicious or [Read More...]