Tuesday, May 4, 2010


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “By dealing with the unsleeping sentinels (police) who guard the outposts of society, it tends to remind us that we live in an armed camp, making war with the chaotic world, and that the criminals, the children of chaos, are nothing but the traitors within our gates.” G. K. Chesterton

QUOTE II: “If you want to know what a company truly believes in, look at their budget.” Charley Tremont


Yesterday was our first (well second if you count the play) meeting of our Chesterton Society. Here is a poem/prayer that was brought up. I thought to share it with you.


This much, O heaven—if I should brood or rave,
Pity me not; but let the world be fed,
Yea, in my madness if I strike me dead,
Heed you the grass that grows upon my grave.

If I dare snarl between this sun and sod,
Whimper and clamour, give me grace to own,
In sun and rain and fruit in season shown,
The shining silence of the scorn of God.

Thank God the stars are set beyond my power,
If I must travail in a night of wrath,
Thank God my tears will never vex a moth,
Nor any curse of mine cut down a flower.

Men say the sun was darkened: yet I had
Thought it beat brightly, even on—Calvary:
And He that hung upon the Torturing Tree
Heard all the crickets singing, and was glad.

M. sent this link in on an article by Bishop Serratelli in Adoremus Bulletin concerning the new translation of the Roman Missal. Thanks.

The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter reports, "An exhibit opening May 9, 2010 at the Maltz Museum in Beachwood. Rare artifacts, poignant photographs, compelling video and first-person accounts tell the stories of pioneering women who established schools, hospitals and other enduring institutions and continue to work for peace and social justice. WOMEN & SPIRIT: Catholic Sisters in America, will travel to Cleveland directly from its appearance at The Smithsonian to open at The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage." For more information look here.

From the same source: "Students who attend Catholic high schools are more likely to graduate and attend college than students attending other schools, according to The Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing, United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 2009-2010, a report recently released by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). For more information look here.

D. M. sent this site in which she and her team have been working on for a couple of months and it is now ready for public viewing. It describes itself thus, "This is your resource for: Practical advice on how to navigate the medical maze, videos to show you how to safely assist a loved one with personal care and daily tasks, and downloadable forms to help you communicate effectively with your doctor." They are looking for feedback also so perhaps give it go. Here it is.

This is a long video (9 minutes) but it is pretty good. You are God's great creation.

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