FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “[I’d] like to find out what He was all about, separate the reality form the mythology . . . I was raised in a good Methodist home and I had questions about organized religion, and I would love to have the answers.” Hugh Hefner about his life’s regrets in Niche Magazine. h/t to PV
QUOTE II “‘Eternal life’ is life itself, real life, which can also be lived in the present age and is no longer challenged by physical death. This is the point: to size ‘life’ here and now, real life that can no longer be destroyed by anything or anyone.” from Pope Benedict XVI’s, “Jesus of Nazareth Part Two” h/t to EG
IN OTHER NEWS:
CK sent this in. The minister is not Catholic but she does hit the nail right in the head. Read here. It had me chuckling.
On retreat this week. If you are reading this I lit a candle for you (and for St. Sebastianites) at this church.
PV sent this in: "“October Baby” is a beautiful portrayal of forgiveness and healing. It is a moving and powerful story of a young girl, and her search for the truth, the truth as to why she is alive. The film, which is based on a true story, also has a startling twist to it. The ending scene in the trailer is not acting but was actually real for the actress who portrays the mother. It shows how the mercy of God can come to us in the most unexpected and unimaginable ways.
Frank sent this in just for laughs. And though I laugh it isn't so funny. This happens to be regularly at the rectory. (Fr. Pf can attest!)
From the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter: "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees' health coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception." For more information or for directions on how to write or call your representatives click here.
From the same source: "Every 5 years each bishop makes an "ad limina" visit to the Vatican to meet with the Holy Father and the offices of the Holy See. Currently Bishop Lennon and his fellow bishops from Ohio and Michigan are in the Vatican for their visit." Read more here.