Tuesday, December 10, 2013


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "(The room) smelled of the past, of a time before computers, before information was 'Googled' or 'blogged.'  Before laptops and BlackBerries and all of the other tools that mistook information for knowledge."  from Louise Penny's, "Bury Your Dead"
QUOTE II:  "In fact, I think most (persons of greatness) are both brilliant and demented and almost certainly unfit for polite society.  Unlike us."  same source
Parish duties made it impossible to post yesterday.  Sorry for the skipped day!
From the "In Box":  "When someone tells you the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion, homosexuality or euthanasia is wrong, when someone makes fun of your religion, when someone mocks a religious practice you hold dear, how do you respond? How should you respond? Can you really challenge someone’s deeply held beliefs or will you just make them mad? These questions are at the heart of an intelligent and engaging new documentary by Father Robert Barron entitled, 'Catholicism: The New Evangelization.' (Not to be confused with Father’s popular 10-part epic, 'Catholicism.')

"Most Catholics have heard of 'the New Evangelization.' But few actually know what it means, how to do it effectively, or why it’s so critical. Get the answers you want and need when this program premieres at 9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Dec. 18 – exclusively on EWTN. The program will encore at 1 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 21."
From the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter: "Most Reverend Richard Lennon, Bishop, Diocese of Cleveland addressed a room full of those enjoying lunch and waiting to hear him speak at the December gathering of the First Friday Club of Cleveland. The following is a video excerpt from his Thursday, December 5, 2013 talk at The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH."  See the video here.

Speeking of First Friday clubs, the Greater Akron First Friday club has a stellar presentation on Pope Francis this month.  The speaker was John Allen.  I was hoping to hook you up with the pod cast but it is not up yet.  Just the same, here is the site and you can hear past speakers and Mr. Allen when it finally make it up there.
Mary sent this interesting video in.  Enjoy:


MaryofSharon said...

Your link that was supposed to take us to the bishop's talk took me to different page. Here's the video to which I think you meant to send us.

MaryofSharon said...

Hah! It sounds like Bishop Lennon read your cartoon of March 3 about the diocesan-wide confession day.