Monday, January 14, 2013


FINDING THE TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  The St. Sebastian Chesterton Society voted to put a "Quote of the Month" in the parish bulletin.  This was the winner this month:  "We men and women are all in the same boat, upon a stormy sea.  We owe each other a terrible and trajic loyalty."
Here are the runners up:
Quote II "In truth, of course, tradition is the most democratic of all things, for tradition is merely a democracy of the dead as well as the living."
Quote III "But I cannot understand why any one should bother about a ceremonial except ceremonially.  If a thing only exists in order to be graceful, do it gracefully or do not do it.  If a thing only exists as something professing to be solemn, do it solemnly or do not do it."
Ellen sent this in:  "I see that Turner Classic Movies is showing the1954 film THE DETECTIVE, starring Alec Guinness as Fr. Brown this Wed. afternoon, January 16th, at 2 p.m. You might want to watch it/ record it.
"An experience Guinness had while filming started him on the road to conversion to Catholicism. See the story here."
Mary sent this article in about Christians, art, and culture.  Read it here.
Fr. Ference sent this in:  "We've got a new website for {TL} that you and your readers will enjoy."  Find it here.  Share it.
From the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter:  "On January 7th, following the lead of Pope Benedict XVI (Twitter handle @Pontifex), the Most Reverend Richard Lennon, Bishop of Cleveland will join millions of people, including many bishops and priests, on Twitter."  (I wont be tweeting any time soon.)  Read more here.
From the same source:  "Did you know, the Diocese of Cleveland's "Year of Faith" web site is currently presenting an article titled, Let's Get Together - Home Blessings for the month of January?"  Read more here.
Sharon sent this video of St. Joseph's song (St. Joseph was the patron of the retreat last week.


MaryofSharon said...

Thanks for posting the Tolle Lege link. I was just in the process of getting my now annual e-mail to send out to all the Catholic homeschoolers of the diocese for this summer's program, but all I had was the Borromeo page for the program.

Tolle Lege looks like it may well the best program we have going on in our diocese for anyone of any age. Their booklist, alone, is a good indicator of the quality of this institute. Everything on it would great reading for any adult, too. I anticipate great fruit being borne for our diocese from this program.

Sarah said...

I really enjoyed the article on Alec Guinness's conversion.

MaryofSharon said...

I was just looking to see if the Tolle Lege site was completely up now, which it is.

You'll be happy to know that Fr. Damien (or whoever puts the site together) considers you to be both "cool" and "young"!

Adams Ale is listed on the Tolle Lege links page under "Cool Blogs by Young Catholics".