Monday, January 11, 2010


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “Christianity, and nothing else, is the ultimate foundation of liberty, conscience, human rights, and democracy, the benchmarks of Western civilization. To this day, we have no other options [to Christianity]. We continue to nourish ourselves from this source. Everything else is idle post-modern chatter.” German philosopher and avowed secular atheist Jurgen Habermas as reported in John L. Allen Jr’s, “The Future Church”

QUOTE II: “To be truly satisfied is the beginning of your demise.” Unknown.


Riddle me this Batman: I was watching an original episode of Batman and the Riddler asked this question: “There are four men and five cigarettes in a life boat with no matches. How do they smoke?”

Answer: “They throw one cigarette overboard and make the boat a cigarette lighter!”

If you like riddles here is a “Riddle a Day” site.


This game is kind of creepy but I enjoyed it. Escape: The Dungeon. WARNING: ADDICTION LEVEL: HIGH.

My cousin sent this site in. All you have to do is plug in an address and you can travel around your neighborhood or somebody else's. You can look to the left or the right or up and down. I traveled around the parish here (476 Mull Ave., Akron) and followed a car around the block! We passed a car going in the other direction and I was able to turn around and watch it behind us. A UPS truck also showed up. It was obviously at least three years old because there are some things in the parish yard that were removed just before I got here and the cross with the white cloth on it - so it must have been Easter time.

Fr. Kyle over at Called by Name has some interesting videos concerning what exactly priests do besides during the hour most people see him on the weekend.

The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter reports, "WASHINGTON - The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, January 10-16.

"This week provides the opportunity for parishes across the country to promote vocations through prayer and education," said Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the Bishop's Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. "It is our responsibility to encourage young people to be generous in their response as they discern the possibility of a call to service in the Church. We must also ask parents, families and our parish communities to assist with this work, vocations are everyone's business. As we pray for an increased number of seminarians and candidates for religious life, we recognize the importance of safeguarding the gift of vocations." Visit the Borromeo Seminary web site. Visit the Saint Mary Seminary web site.

We have a volunteer at Saint Sebastian to make some altar linens. Here are some sites that K. found for patterns. 1 - 2 - 3

M. sent in this site on "How to Make Your Server Program Grow by 500"

P. Sent in this article from the Catholic News Agency concerning the link between abortion and breast caner.


Anonymous said...

I found my house on the street finder. Based upon the type of wreath on our door and the azalea bush in bloom, the season was the Eastertide, sometime before our neighbors painted their home "Florida orange."

Fr. V said...

LOL! Did anyone take a trip around St. Sebastian?

Anonymous said...

I'm curious what your thoughts are on that article about growing the number of servers at a parish. Do you think it should be a 'boys only' club?

Fr. V said...

Do you mean my thoughts as to whether I beleive it would help a program to grow? That would depend on the priest and the persons in charge. It can help get more boys there definately. It is possible to employ many of these things and make a program grow that is blind to the boys/girl debate but once again it will depend on the priest/persons in charge. What are your thought anon.?

Anonymous said...

I guess I agree with the you/the article that finding good leaders for the program can build interest and enthusiasm. As a female, my initial reaction to increasing participation by making it a 'boys club' felt like another place for the church to exclude the gifts women have to offer. I was never a server, but my church has mixed genders and I don't see a reason to change that.