Monday, September 28, 2009


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “But Pope Benedict recalls that the Council itself says nothing of the direction of prayer or congregational creativity, and sates that Latin is to be conserved while vernacular may be given wider scope. In fact, he writes, if Mass were said ad orientem (the priest and the people both facing liturgical east), in Latin with some vernacular, using Gregorian chant, it would take a liturgical scholar of significant sophistication to even notice that the current Missal of Paul VI were being used at all.” from Dennis McNamara’s book Catholic Church and the Spirit of the Liturgy as reported in Adoremus Bulletin

QUOTE II: “There are some questions that can’t be answered at eleven at night in a restaurant in Seville by candlelight.” from Arturo Perez-Reverte’s “The Seville Communion”

From my cousin: After plugging in my name here was the result. I feel special - though I hope the number is too much less than 2!:

LogoThere are
or fewer people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Frank sent this link to a video about an egg trick on the Johnny Carson show. If you need a laugh it is about 4.5 minutes.

Cathy sent in this video from Stuebenville - she thought she recognized the nuns with whom we played frisbee this past summer. (1 minute.)

Russell sent this 30 second video in. I do admit I like the cheese too.

This was sent in from Michelle at EWTN: "Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN’s long-running news show, “The World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo” was named the winner of CableFAX Magazine’s 2009 award for “Best Religious Program.” Host Raymond Arroyo accepted the award during a Sept. 16 ceremony in New York City.

"Here’s what CableFax had to say about the show:

'Since its 1996 debut, “The World Over Live” has become one of EWTN’s most popular shows. News Anchor Raymond Arroyo has interviewed everyone from former President George W. Bush to the Pope (before he was Pope...way to predict that one) to Mel Gibson to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In all instances, his probing questions always remain relevant to the Catholic concerns of EWTN’s dedicated audience. The show, which emanates appropriately enough from the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., features news, interviews, a call-in segment and interaction with a studio audience. Meanwhile, Arroyo has become a staple on mainstream cable news nets like CNN and Fox News. Bravo to EWTN for winning "the world over.'

"Learn more about the award at the following links: and"
Pat sent this in: If you would like a trappist's coffin to stay in until the resurrection of the body here is the site for you!


Matt W said...

Regarding Quote II, well, yeah, if you're a Latin Rite priest like Quart in that restaurant with a beautiful woman, sure, I agree.
Pérez Reverte sure wasn't kind to Raztinger (whom he disguised as a Polish pit bull) or JP II in that book!

Trappist coffin, black pall, I can hardly wait...

raven-smiles said...

The group in front in orange is from St. Hilary's.

Anonymous said...

Though it seems that Arroyo's loyalties are primarily to the RNC and only secondarily to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Chosing to exploit select snipits of Catholic teaching in the service of a god contrived in Raymond's image - in order to support a skewed political agenda - does little to promote his eternal salvation.

Mikki said...

For the name search, I am one of a kind! 8^)
Or is that another way of stating they broke the mold when they made me? 8^o