Sunday, July 20, 2008


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: "Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself." Emerson.

QUOTE II "If you were a dinasaur in those days, you were sure you were in the right, and you made everyone look up to you." from Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics


This is BIG news. I've been trying to keep it low key but it has gotten out of hand so I've decided just to go along with it. Despite what you might think, it shant interfere with my duties as a priest.

Here and here are a couple of links for you to enjoy that feature the Sisters of Life at World Youth Day.

The good Fr. D sent this in about another proposed cathedral curtesy of the Shrine of the Holy Whapping. He also wishes to remind us that we are marking the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae soon. Here is a resource he forwarded for us to think about.

Jay says that the time is right for checking out Catholic Carnival 181.

B. says, "EWTN 8-10 p.m. EST.Tues. -Sisters of Life- check it out. Can you feel the love from Sydney? The Sisters are great!"

The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter has a few interesting tidbits to pass along. The first is an "important message to the people of the Diocese of Cleveland" (hold on to your seats guys, you are about to be shocked) "concerning unfair treatment of the Diocese by the Plain Dealer." Read more here. * They also report that next week, July 20th through the 26th is national Natural Family Planning Week. "NFP Awareness Week is an event begun by the American Academy of NFP, now American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals and promoted by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The dates highlight the anniversary of the papal Encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) and mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26). This year also marks the 40th Anniversary of the document, Humanae Vitae." * Also, preparations are under way for The FEST, Northeast Ohio's largest free Christian festival which will take place in Wickliffe, Ohio on Sunday, August 3. * And lastly they call our attention to The Catholic League, the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. Founded in 1973 by the late Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J., the Catholic League defends the right of Catholics - lay and clergy alike - to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination.


knuckledragger said...

LOL at "Father V. in '08". Seriously, a priest served in the House of Representatives during the '70s until the Pope made him vacate the seat.

Lillian Marie said...

Fr. V. - you've got my vote! lol
Just imagine what THAT would do for the country!

Anonymous said...

"coming up from behind"


Oy, I wish you really were running.

Anonymous said...

ROFL! They even have your email address!

I'm SO getting one of those bumper stickers!

At least now I know who to write in as my

Anonymous said...

OK...who else can we "nominate"? LOL! (I'm having too much fun with this...can we get Cafe Press to make the stickers?)

You know...I need to go to work. Really.

Adoro said...

OK, home from work...Fr. V., if you're elected, will you appoint me as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See? Pleeeezzz!?


Anonymous said...

Showed the Pres. video to B. and he said " You don't think that's the same Fr V?" And you guys think I'm gullible! Hah!!


Anonymous said...

I love it! Fr. V for pres. I would definitely vote for you!

And I want a bumper sticker! I think we should get those made.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that video had me going for a minute! What a riot! :D Hm... I think I'm going to write you in, Father!

I love that Humanae Vitae site, and am excited that they have added a pledge of assent for the laity. I saw the pledge for the clergy a while back. The dissenters have had their 40 years--it's our turn now! Must post on my blog!