FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “The New Atheists like to snark that we Christians might as well be worshiping a Flying Spaghetti Monster, and they have a good reason for saying that: Because they are insufferable. And, sad to say, insecure. Why else would Oxford- or Cambridge-educated, highly paid writers spend thousands of cumulative pages preening about how intelligent and well-informed they are, compared to Mexican landscapers with Guadalupe tattoos or elderly Russian ladies lighting candles in front of icons?” from John Zmirak’s "The Bad Catholic's Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins"
QUOTE II: “Do ever feel like you are a pair of brown shoes in a tuxedo world?”
IN OTHER NEWS:
M sent this in and it made me laugh so I thought I would share it if you have not seen it already: " The results of a computerized survey indicate the perfect priest preaches exactly fifteen minutes. He condemns sins but never upsets anyone. He works from 8:00 AM until midnight and is also a janitor. He makes $50 a week, wears good clothes, buys good books, drives a good car, and gives about $50 weekly to the poor. He is 28 years old and has preached 30 years. He has a burning desire to work with teenagers and spends all of his time with senior citizens.
The perfect priest smiles all the time with a straight face because he has a sense of humor that keeps him seriously dedicated to his work. He makes 15 calls daily on parish families, shut-ins and thehospitalized, and is always in his office when needed.
If your priest does not measure up, simply send this letter to six other churches that are tired of their priest, too. Then bundle up your priest and send him to the church on the top of the list. In one
week, you will receive 1,643 priests and one of them will be perfect. Have faith in this procedure.
One parish broke the chain and got its old priest back in less than three weeks."
P sent this in. Steve Jobs who died this past week could have been included in this video also.
News from the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter: You may have read about the the latest scandal of church closings in the Diocese in the Plain Dealer. Here is the Diocesan version of the story.
From the same source: "Sunday, September 25th was not only the Indians' final home game at Progressive Field for the 2011 season, it also marked the final celebration of Sunday Mass inside the ballpark for 2011." Read more here.
Ellen Finan sent this in: "Attention! The 31st Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference will be Aug. 2-4, 2012, at the Silver Legacy Hotel (and Casino) in Reno, Nevada. It will be the 100th anniversary of Chesterton’s novel, Manalive. To celebrate, we will be showing the world premiere of the movie, “Manalive”, directed by Joey Odendahl and starring Mark Shea and Kevin O’Brien. Featured speakers are Dale Ahlquist and Joseph Pearce And also: Mark Shea and Kevin O’Brien. And Joey Odendahl himself. We will also have Jason Jones, the producer of the movie “Bella”.
G.M. sent this interesting video in about a man painting a portrait of Jesus on stage.
JC sent this in about saving Catholic Education.
I've not posted an interesting game recently. Here is one called The Stupid Test. It is both annoying and addicting. WARNING: Addiction level MODERATE