Tuesday, November 2, 2010


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “People forget that it took John Vianney ten years to turn that parish about.” Fr. Gene Fulton.

QUOTE II: “Faith is not the selection of a program that is to my liking or a joining of a club of friends in which I feel understood but is a conversion that transforms me and my tastes along with it, or at least makes my taste and my wishes take second place.” from Pope Benedict XIV “Called to Communion”


For a nice read about this All Souls Day go here to the Crossroads Initiative. There is also a link at the end of the article to the Council of Trent's decree on Purgatory.

Fr. Kraker sent over Vinney's costume for Sebastian to wear in the Halloween Parade. Here is a picture and public thank you from Sebastian to Fr. Kraker!

Fr. D. sent this article "Tobacco and the Soul" in from First Things. It is a commentary about smoking. I imagine many will not find it very edifying but I think it great. No - I do not endorse smoking. Thanks D!

Less controversial is this from Debra: "An inspirational new Christian film is premiering right here in Akron, Ohio, on November 17, 2010, at the Akron Civic Theatre! More than Chance is based on the true story of 10-year-old Kelsey Minick, placed in a Russian orphanage by a mother who could not afford to raise her and adopted by an American couple at age two. When her adoptive father severs her spine in a fit of rage, Kelsey becomes a paraplegic. But in an uplifting turn of events, Kelsey is adopted by a second American family who provides the love and support she needs to not only learn to trust God and adjust to her new life, but also to inspire others with her sunny disposition and positive outlook." For more information and a peek at the trailer go here.

Fr. D also sent in this video. I kept waiting for something rotten or silly to happen but it just is what it is. (2:27) It is entitle Benevolence.

I may have posted this once before but I don't remember. Lynn sent this in for all men to a vocation of marriage and family. (2:50) Thanks!

Patrick writes in, "You do not want to miss one of the largest Catholic events ever on The University of Akron Campus! We cannot stress enough how important it is to support these young Catholic students on a secular University." For more information look here. If you can keep the conference and all who are involved in your prayers.


Pat said...

The spirit of "Vibrant Parish Life" is alive and well if Vinny's costume can be shared with Sebastian.

Matt W said...

I'm not sure how to take that first quote!

Pat said...


"Vibrant Parish Life" is working well if it extends even to the least of God's creatures.

Fr. V said...

I presume you mean the first quote on the blog. I take it as meaning that things didn't happen over night even for the greatest saints. John Vianney didn't make Ars the best parish over night - it took years of prayer, sacrafice, fortitude, example, - in other words, people didn't just fall all over themselves to follow him because he showed up with some great ideas. So cut yourself a littl slack - keep working - but don't expect everything tonight.