Tuesday, December 8, 2009


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “Truth by its nature is intolerant. It is charitable, merciful, pastoral, and we must be willing to die for it.” Patrick Bline with a head nod to G. K. Chesterton.

QUOTE II: “Sometimes it’s easier to be a lemming than a leader.” from Scott Hahn’s “A Father Who Keeps His Promises”


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops want to assist you in keeping Christ in Christmas. They have a website with prayers and activities for you and your family for advent and Christmas here.

DON'T FORGET TODAY IS THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION! What a joy that we as a nation and as Catholics come together on this day to pray for our nation through Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception. There is one Mass left at St. Sebastian Parish today at 7PM. The Cross Roads initiative provides this post on a homily by St. Anselm on the importance of this day.

Here's a little game to play. If you think about it for a moment you will be able to figure out how it's done. Thanks for sending it in Jim.

The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter reports, "The Missale Romanum (the Roman Missal), the ritual text for the celebration of the Mass, was first promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1970 as the definitive text of the reformed liturgy of the Second Vatican Council. A second edition followed in 1975." They provide this link to page three of the diocesan memorandum for further information.

From AA's correspondent in Rome we receive news of this new site which was launched on December 1st. Fr. O reports, "This is a new online magazine that offers articles from Jesuits who are committed to orthodox teaching. There are two guys from the Biblicum on their editorial board (John Gavin and Jim Swetnam), and I can attest that they are priests of the highest caliber. Both of them teach Biblical Greek there (Swetnam is retired). Gavin is also well versed in Patristics, and Swetnam has spent much of his life studying Priesthood in the Letter to the Hebrews. They asked if we could get the word out to any "orthodox bloggers" that we knew." So here it is! Enjoy!

The music director at the seminary once told the story of a host of a dinner at which the former director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Christofh Von Dohnanyi, was invited. The host happened to mention that his lovely wife was taking up the accordion to which Mr. Dohnanyi replied, "Why?" To answer that question this video is presented courtesy of Fr. O.

W. sent a note about a post on "What Does This Prayer Really Say" concerning how to save a Catholic School. Thanks!


Pat said...

In my Catholic grade school, where just about everybody was all or part Polish, the older boys learned the accordian. At Christmas time, Sister Ignatia (the principal) gave permission for them to bring their accordians to school (no easy feat), so that we could sing Christmas songs. It was one of the highlights of the season.

Anonymous said...

My husband olayed the accordian every Sunday when we would finish breakfast after attending Mass. The children would sing along and it was a joyous time. When our son was in third grade, they started instruments and he chose the accordian. One day when he was practicing, he opened the accordian fully and it pulled him off his chair to the floor. He decided to switch instruments! We had to laugh about it!

Memoroes are special!

Anonymous said...

that word above should be played!