Sunday, April 17, 2005
Here and There . . .
On the Conclave . . .
. . . and other topics of interest:
- Saints Alive. Born-again Christian Dawn Eden blogs on her experiences praying to a saint (Maxmilian Kolbe in particular):
On the day that the troubles broke at my last job, I called a Catholic friend on my way home and asked him if he could recommend a saint.
I was firmly opposed to the idea of addressing prayers to saints, as I believed the dead had better things to do than pray for the living, and I particularly resented the standard, seemingly preprogrammed line that my Catholic friends gave me about it: "Think of it as though you were asking a friend to pray for you."
Big difference, I thought. My friends are alive. But there are no atheists in foxholes. . . .
A great post.
- My brother's musings on Divine Necessity and Divine Virginity and Virginity and Hierarchy.
- George Weigel has published a new book: The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God. Fr. Bryce Sibley provides a review at A Saintly Salmagundi.
- This week Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson rallied the faithful in support of . . . militant pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood. Somehow I can't say we're suprised. Carl Olson responds at Insight Scoop.
- Jiffy Shriven - Jeff Miller (aka The Curt Jester) ponders the mystery of the dwindling confessionals in modern Catholic life and "the chicken and egg question: Is the lack of use of the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation due to the fact that times are not available or is it due to the lack of instruction on the need for this sacrament?" -- coming up with a rather unique solution to the problem.
- "Niagra Falls indoors" . . . mummified cats . . . just another day in the life of Dyspeptic Mutterins.
- "Catholic Telegraph and XU's Fr. Overberg: Christ need not have suffered and died". "Seditious catechist" Rich Leonardi (Ten Reasons) takes issue with a column by Fr. Ken Overberg, SJ in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's official newspaper, citing theologian Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P. and questioning the traditional interpretation of Christ's suffering.
- BlogsForTerri is still going strong, providing news and assistance to others deemed "not fit for life." Meanwhile, Michael Schiavo's lawyer, George Felos, is "apparently seeking speaking engagements, for money of course, to further the cause of judicial homicide and social acceptance of active euthanasia." Learn more about Felos' Road Show For Death.
From the new blog