QUOTE II: "She’d learned that courtesy meant the most to those with no right to demand it.” from Sharon Kay Penman’s, “Devil’s Brood”
IN OTHER NEWS:
Have you ever heard of a site called The Vortex? A couple of you sent this video in from that site. The information in it is very interesting but I find his approach not as helpful as it could be. I think he is preaching to the choir (maybe that is his intent) but if you were not already in his camp you might be more inclined not to listen to what he has to say. In any event I found it at least interesting and provide it here for you to see if you choose. Thanks for sending it in!
I don't know if it made it into the national news or not but there is a parish here in the Diocese of Cleveland that is verging on becoming a schismatic parish should things not turn favorable between the bishop, the priest of said parish, and the people who attend there. Here is Bishop Lennon's latest statement provided by the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter.
Russ sent this link in for a funny cartoon.
Russ also sent this link to Young Fogeys. It really has nothing to do with this site except that I found it funny. The first part of the video is the funniest if you don't want to watch the whole thing. Thanks Russ.
Did you know that the Catholic Church owns approximately 237,000 acres of the Unites States. This and other fun facts can be found here.
Servant and Stewart has this post of the Pope's message to altar servers.
In case you did not catch it Friday, head over to Sancte Pater to see how Vincent responded to last week's post on the priestmobile.
I stole this joke from Fish Eaters:
Two men considering a religious vocation were having a conversation. "What is similar about the Jesuit and Dominican Orders? " the one asked.
The second replied, "Well, they were both founded by Spaniards -- St. Dominic for the Dominicans, and St. Ignatius of Loyola for the Jesuits. They were also both founded to combat heresy -- the Dominicans to fight the Albigensians, and the Jesuits to fight the Protestants."
"What is different about the Jesuit and Dominican Orders?"
"Met any Albigensians lately?"