…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: January 2010

Saint John Bosco

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds but when it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and shelter in its branches. […]

High winds cause damage to steeple, St Mary’s New Haven

Some have bats, we’ve got holes! Big, dangerous holes! The steeple on┬áSaint Mary’s Church, New Haven, CT, was damaged earlier today by high winds and a weakened structure. The steeple was placed on the church for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Columbus in 1981/82. The addition of the steeple completed […]

Ralph McInerny (1929-2010)

Ralph McInerny died this morning. He was 80. McInerny for those not familiar with his name, was a prominent commentator on culture and a faithful Catholic. He was a Third Order Dominican (a member of the Dominican laity). Since 1955, McInerny was a professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and a prolific […]

Dwindling pastoral care for the sick

Interesting issues regarding the pastoral care of the sick viz. the numbers of priests available to be sacramentally present. USA Today a story that deserves some attention. Catholics are sacramental people: no priesthood, no sacraments… On the same page as the story noted above is a video clip of Father Denis Robinson, OSB, Rector of […]

Anglicans coming to Rome? Why? … Here’s your answer

If you want to know the reasons why the bishops and vicars of the Traditional Anglican Communion petitioned the Holy Father for full communion –which led to the motu proprio for the Anglicans (given on Nov. 4, 2009), then read their October 2007 letter. The It was recently published by a blogger of Anglo-Catholic sensiblities. […]

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Blessed be the Lord; for love of him Saint Thomas Aquinas spent long hours in prayer, study, and writing. (Gospel antiphon for Lauds) O Lord my God, help me to be obedient without reserve, poor without servility, chaste without compromise, humble without pretense, joyful without depravity, serious without affectation, active without frivolity, submissive without bitterness, […]