Monday, November 12, 2012


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "Lapses in grammar, in your bathrobe, with your spouse, in the morning before the coffee is ready, doesn't bother me."  Barbara Wallraff, author of Word Court
QUOTE II:  "'Let's eat Grandma' 'Let's eat, Grandma'  Commas save lives."  T-shirt
Here is an interesting article on the Church and blogging.  About one in three Catholics wish their priests or bishops blogged.  Read more here.

People often wonder why Catholic information doesn't make it to the faithful.  "Why didn't I hear about this?" I am often asked.  It is because you have to go looking for it.  Popular media is not going to bring it to you.  Diocesan newspapers do not reach people as they used to, one can only preach so much, and people do not know where to look.  Perhaps parish bulletins need to change their mission.  But perhaps this is one reason blogging, at least for the moment, is so important.  Did you know the pope made contact with the president after the election?  The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter made it possible for you to find out.  "Vatican City, 7 November 2012 (VIS) - Benedict XVI, through the apostolic nunciature in Washington, U.S.A., has sent a message to Barack Obama, congratulating him on his re-election as president of the United States of America."  Read more here.

From the same source:  "Did you know that during the Year of Faith, the Diocese of Cleveland is featuring short videos of people talking about their faith and everyday life?"  See more here.
P sent this in:  "Dear Fr. V. and Fr. P., This link is for Cardinal George's most recent column, printed in the Oct. 21st issue of the Chicago archdiocesan paper, The Catholic New World.  In the column, the Cardinal referenced his now "viral" quotation about dying in his bed etc., explaining the context and adding an additional line that is generally omitted when the quotation is repeated." 
The part of the quote this article is addressing is, "I expected to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square."
Ellen sent this in:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

who is "P"? and who is "Ellen"? The Journey Home video was not impromptu.