Bringing in the Sheaves

…or herding in the sheep, or rescuing the perishing, or exercising the ministry of reconciliation, or soul winning… whatever image you use, the Catholic Church in the United States estimates that about 154,000 adults were baptized or received into the Church at Easter this year. Statistics are slippery things. What do these numbers mean in [Read More...]

Big Brother Britain

From London’s Daily Telegraph: According to recent studies, Britain has 4.2million CCTV cameras – one for every 14 people in the country – which amounts to 20 per cent of the global camera total. It has been calculated that each person is caught on camera an average of 300 times daily. The latest gadget to [Read More...]

Urbi et Orbi

The crowds at the Vatican for the Pope’s Easter message Urbi et Orbi numbered around 100,000. Link here for the text. The beautiful thing about the message is that it is an uncompromising re-affirmation of the resurrection, and as such, is not only for the world’s Catholics, but for all Christians of faith and good [Read More...]

The Holly and Lily Crowd

On observing the larger numbers for Easter one pastor wisecracked, “I have to apologize to all of you about all the lilies in Church. I wanted to get poinsettas, so it would look just like it did last time you were here…” [Read more...]

Easter Coverage

Amy Welborn covers Easter worldwide. She’s got moving photographs from Catholic celebrations of the Triduum from around the world. She’s also posted to Pope’s Easter message to the world as well as his homily at the Easter Vigil. Thanks, Amy for keeping at it while other bloggers were taking time off! [Read more...]

Christ is Risen – Alleluia

The Triduum at St Mary’s Greenville was splendid. I was priviledged to celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday. Fr Bart Leon celebrated conducted the Good Friday Liturgy and Fr Chris Smith presided at the Easter Vigil. The priests were supported by the whole team at St Mary’s–choir, our army of splendid altar [Read More...]