Tuesday, December 7, 2010


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: “The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.” from G. K. Chesterton’s, “Introduction to the Book of Job”

QUOTE II: “For when once people have begun to believe that prosperity is the reward of virtue, their next calamity is obvious. If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue. Men will leave off the heavy task of making good men successful. He will adopt the easier task of making out successful men good.” ibid.


Just a friendly reminder: Tomorrow is a holy day of obligation!

Want to read more on the Immaculate Conception? Go here.

Awesome 2 minute video:

The Villanova School of Business has an interesting site for their Center for the Study of Church Management. Here is their website.

The next Chesterton Society meeting is coming up quickly. This is the last meeting before we begin "Orthodoxy." Click on the picture of Chesterton to the right for more details.

For those of you who wanted to see it:
The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter asks, "Did you know, the USCCB has launched an extensive new website dedicated to the new book Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy, which was published this fall?" Click here and here.

From the same source: "The Catholic faith community will celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2010. This holyday of obligation is especially celebrated by Catholics in the United States.

"Under this title, the Bishops of the United States formally placed the country under her patronage. On Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. an extra Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist so the Catholic faith community may gather to celebrate Mary's feast." More here.


MJ said...

Thanks for the picture!
How cute ;-)

Matt W said...

Nice pic; too bad we can't see the spurs. No comment on the apron.

Adoro said...

Father V now you're Fr. Mr. Mom! :-D

Pat said...

Thanks, Father. You are a good sport.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing the picture. I felt inspired to write a caption for it: When Fr. V isn't busy celebrating the sacraments and making sure all parish business is properly attended, he likes to don his apron and get in touch with his inner homemaker. The long cord of the vacuum has been known to inspire him to dream of being a wild west cowboy from the days of old, so occasionally you'll find him wearing his boots [and apron, of course] while shouting Yee Haw! as he vacuums the rectory.

MJ said...

Karen - ROFL!!

Trevor said...


knuckledragger said...

That photo calls to mind Mr French from the old TV show "Family Affair". ;^)

Fr. V said...


You guys make my day.

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