Tuesday, April 17, 2012


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "If you want to know what is most holy in this world look at what is severely profaned."  Christopher West 

QUOTE II:  "One day I was home in bed with the flu reading Erica Jong.  She was describing in exquisite detail what it was like to stand in her kitchen and eat a sandwich with her husband and realise how much she loved him.  Suddenly sex seemed beside the point if I didn't have a relationship that would stand up to eating together in the kitchen on an ordinary day."  Anon in "The Sun" magazine

GO AHEAD AND ASK FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL:  Last weekend St. Sebastian Parish hosted what appears is going to be an annual hand bell festival.  If you would like to hear what it sounded like there is a short sound bite here.
The next concert at St. Sebastian is this Sunday with the Akron Symphony Choir.  Tickets are $15.  Don't miss it!

Also seen at the seminary for you Insanity fans:

Here is a thought provoking video:

From the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter:  "WASHINGTON - The U.S. bishops have issued a call to action to defend religious liberty and urged laity to work to protect the First Freedom of the Bill of Rights. They outlined their position in "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty." The document was developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), approved for publication by the USCCB Administrative Committee March 13, and published in English and Spanish April 12."  Read more here.

Here is some late breaking news.  If you haven't already heard, Bishop Lennon announced today that he is not going to challenge the Vatican's decision to reopen certain parishes.  We are to publish a letter to the effect in this weekend's bulletin.  In Akron the parishes to reopen are St. Mary and St. John.  I imagine parishes injoying a parochial vicar will be far less in the future . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Father V -

I am heartbroken by the news about the separation of parishes. I am a member of St. B-St. M. I am convinced (with all respect to you and St. Seb's) that we have the most awesome parish in the Diocese, and the very finest pastor. All the good work that has been done over the last 21 months has come to nothing. Those of us who joined the parish and gave it and Fr. Dan a chance truly bonded and did our very best to serve God and love each other.

Opening the closed parishes only serves to give the building back to the parishioners. The parish they left is gone, and they are faced with starting over from scratch. In the meantime, we who have loved our new parishes will once again lose our home and pastor.

In spite of the news reports, as you can see, not all of us are rejoicing. Please pray for us.