Tuesday, January 14, 2014


The following quotes are from this week’s reading, “The Surprise” at the St. Sebastian G. K. Chesterton Society
FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  Only witches and wicked sorcerers make men captives by their enchantment; imprison them in beasts or birds or turn them to stoen statues.  God’s miracles always free men from captivity and give them back their bodies.” 
QUOTE II:  Obedience.  The most thrilling world in the world; a very thunderclap of a word.  Why do all these fools fancy that they soul is only free when it disagrees with the common command?”
QUOTE III:  . . . the only way to bind a gentleman is to tell him he is free.”
QUOTE IV:  But you will never understand them in a thousand years, if you suppose that coarse and common men love nothing except coarseness and commonness.”
Sent in from Michelle:  "Since stepping onto the world stage, Pope Francis has fascinated Catholics and non-Catholics alike, as evidenced by his recent selection as “Man of the Year” by Time Magazine. But how much do you really know about the man who became Pope? What do his close friends, fellow priests, co-workers, his biographer, and the poor of Buenos Aires have to say about the first pope from the Americas?
"Find out when EWTN airs “Francis: The Pope From the New World” at 9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 15; 10 a.m. ET, Thursday, Jan. 16, and 6 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 18. Much of the footage from this hour-long documentary, which traces the remarkable rise of this humble priest, was shot on location in Argentina. The first airing of the documentary will be preceded at 8 p.m. ET by a special “EWTN Live,” featuring Executive Producers Andrew T. Walther and Alejandro Bermudez."
Kevin sent this article in about student artists starting a new project in Stuebeniville.  There is a second article here.
This sent in from Ellen:  "Here is a nice, recent interview Dale gave to a popular secular website, Breitbart News/Big Hollywood. There are some juicy news tidbits in there, including an idea for a new Chesterton movie."  Read more here.
Sent in from Ronald (7minutes)

1 comment:

MaryofSharon said...

Thanks for the heads up on that Pope Francis special on EWTN. It was wonderfully enlightening. It was so good to see footage of his face-to- face interactions with the Argentine people.

I was particularly struck by his graciousness to Argentine president, Cristina Fernandez who demonized his vigorous opposition on the very matters which the mainstream media would say that he doesn't care about, namely abortion, contraception, and the redefinition of marriage. Although she had refused his many requests for meetings with her back when he was archbishop in Argentina, he showed great hospitality to her when she visited him as pope in Rome. (Even the secular press got that story right, so it seems.) I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for their two hour private luncheon.