February 13, 2009

…who knows a helluva lot more about the internal niceties of ecclesial appointment than I do, confirms a point I was making about our easy breezy fact-free combox pontifications:This is not to suggest that every John Paul bishop proved to be a rock-solid tower of strength. Leadership failures by “pastoral” bishops and “John Paul” bishops alike underline one of the great mysteries of Catholic life: Who really chooses the pastors of the Church, and on what basis? Read more

February 13, 2009

Ten students from John Paul the Great Catholic University have started blogging about the films and student enterprises they are working on.Check out their work! Read more

February 13, 2009

…(you can see their link over on the left rail) writes:Trust you are well. We have a number of new titles – Divine Intimacy, Clementine Vulgate Bible, Darkness Visible and True Devotion to Our Lady. These are super titles, and with the exception of Darkness Visible should make suitable Lenten reading.News on the Breviary will be imminent. We are in the proofreading stages now, and I hope that the Diocese of Lincoln will be able to find someone willing to… Read more

February 13, 2009

I open my trusty Magnificat, turn to the morning prayers for today…AND THEY AREN’T THERE! THE WHOLE DAY IS SIMPLY NOT IN THERE!For some reason, that reminds me of this great Wodehouse poem:Printer’s Error by P G Wodehouse As o’er my latest book I pored,Enjoying it immensely,I suddenly exclaimed ‘Good Lord!’And gripped the volume tensely.’Golly!’ I cried. I writhed in pain.’They’ve done it on me once again!’And furrows creased my brow.I’d written (which I thought quite good)’Ruth, ripening into womanhood,Was… Read more

February 13, 2009

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February 12, 2009

Please pray for my friend Don, who had diabetes for years before it was diagnosed. Consequently his body has been severely damaged. He’s lost the sight in one eye, and his kidneys have been damaged to point where this man in his early forties is looking at dialysis. He’s despondent and doesn’t know how he’s going to pay for everything.Father, hear your servant’s prayer and grant him the help and healing he needs though Our Lord Jesus Christ. Mother Mary… Read more

February 12, 2009

Looks like Better Living Through Chemistry to me.http://www.cbs.com/e/TOnYWLFIAq4k8vA0Me2lpEWu5ovWrJzB/cbs/2/HT: Mary’s Aggies Read more

February 12, 2009

and say “Enough!”. Come on, English Christians. Stop taking this crap from these bureaucratic bullies. Read more

February 12, 2009

Peter Kreeft has a lulu of an anecdote which reminds me of Augustine’s old lament, “So many sheep without. So many wolves within.” Read more

February 12, 2009

Test your teacher’s commitment to multiculturalism with this exciting new taste sensation! Read more

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