Tuesday, November 17, 2009


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “The finish line is not avoiding death or disease or diminishment at all costs. The finish line is that all live well, love well, and die well. What counts for “well” is what more fully develops our shared human nature both individually and communally. Therefore each and all have much to give and much to receive.” Fr. Kevin Fitzpatrick SJ

QUOTE II: “We are all beggars at the table of grace.” Righteous B


There is always something fun going on at St. Sebastian. Thanks to Chilly Pepper and crew for helping paint the safe.

The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter has a report on Holy Love Ministries where Our Lady is reported as appearing. Bishop Lennon has recently written a letter and issued a decree on it. If you are interested you can find the letter here and the decree here.

Steph sent this article in which reads in part, "Traditionally, conventional Christians believe that only humans have redeemable souls, said Laura Hobgood-Oster, a religion professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. But a growing number of congregations from Massachusetts to Texas to California are challenging that assertion with regular pet blessings and, increasingly, pet-centric services, said Hobgood-Oster, who studies the role of animals in Christian tradition. She recently did a survey that found more than 500 blessings for animals at churches nationwide and has heard of a half-dozen congregations holding worship services like Eggebeen's, including one in a Boston suburb called Woof 'n Worship." Before anyone asks - "No."

P. sent this lengthy article in. In summer it reads, "David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, said it's important to realize the research does not prove that spiritual activity as a young person causes spiritual engagement as an adult. In fact, the research confirms the pattern that many students who are active early in life disengage from their faith as they get older. "However, . . . [the study] provides clarity that the odds of one sticking with faith over a lifetime are enhanced in a positive direction by spiritual activity under the age of 18."

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Mary sent this video in. It was produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is a 6.5 minute presentation about the Champagne for Human Development.

News reports indicate that abortions were down over 15% this year in Summit County. This is in addition to three years of decline.

For those of you who caught the above spelling check error - I liked it so much I thought to keep it. Cheers!


Adoro said...

Fr V., glad that you posted the Bishop's decree, and I'm so glad he issued it! The "revelations" since that decree came out make it very very clear that the Bishop is correct: Sweeny-Kyle is encouraging DISOBEDIENCE in the name of Jesus Christ. Apalling, but not surprising, given the history of that place.

So many are being led astray by blatant fraud, it sickens me.

Matt W said...

That guy can't be a real painter--no crack. It took me a minute to figure out who Chilly Pepper was.