Thursday, November 22, 2007

From Fr. Mark: Holy Mass: Our Great Thanksgiving

There is a profound Catholic significance in celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday on a Thursday, the day of the Eucharist. The Gospel we heard draws us into the Cenacle; liturgically, today is not merely Thanksgiving Day, the last Thursday of November. It becomes for us Holy Thursday. It is the hour of Christ’s Mystical Supper with His disciples. Christ is at table and we are there with Him.

Our Lord speaks to us; He gives us the mysteries of His Body and Blood. He calls us to fruitfulness, to the fruitfulness of sacrificial love. Thanksgiving and fruitfulness are inseparably bound up. Those who are thankful will be fruitful. Those who are fruitful will be thankful. “I chose you,” says Jesus, “and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide” (Jn 15:16).




Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

From Fr. Mark at Vultus Christi

New archbishop continues high-profile advocacy against abortion


Vatican official: Abuse of norms contributed to Tridentine decision

Pope revives Gregorian chant

Latin mass draws interest after restrictions eased

Physicians in medical practice install St.Gianna Molla relics

'Sambi criticism of Knesset was his own'

Fairbanks diocese considers filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Catholic Church anxious about Hollywood film on Christ

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


"Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990–2006"

Amnesty International's newfound abortion advocacy continues to be disputed

The Bishops’ Challenge

Prayers for Priests

Priests 'vulnerable to attacks'

Why the Pope is right to purge modern music

Church Linkages OK'd

Did Catholic Archbishop Lose Internal Vote Over Abortion Communion Debate?

BEWARE: Defense of "The Golden Compass"

Catholic Author and Religion Scholar Defends Major Motion Picture Against Catholic League Claims

Catholic author and religion scholar Donna Freitas (Boston University).
Her blog.

Pullman Interview

Prayers for Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Minneapolis Archbishop Condemned for Giving Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

The Politics of Life

'Rentapriest' comments on Fr. Francis Stone's situation

'Offering advice'...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

American Life League Leader Questions Usefullness of US Bishops' Document


Russian Couple Flees to Britain to Save Their Unborn Quintuplets from Abortion

Cyclone death toll passes 2,200

Russia, U.S. lead in abortion

Detective 'certain' Madeleine is alive

Pensioners' organs used in transplants

Rights for human eggs could be a ballot question in CO.

New laws to pave way fpr 'CLONED' BABIES

Venezuelan President Chavez Warns of Higher Gas Prices if U.S. Strikes Iran

A "House" case/storyline...AND PRAYERS NEEDED!

Tree man: I want to live to see grandchildren

Tree man 'who grew roots' may be cured

More VIDEO - Dr.'s Diagnostics

Theory of 'everything'--Whoa!

Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything

VeriChip News

VeriChip, Digital Angel To Disclose Additional Details On Implantable RFID Glucose-Sensing Microchip For Humans - Quick Facts [CHIP]

Touting their product in the 'big city' of N.Y.!

VeriChip Corporation and Digital Angel Corporation to Disclose Additional Details on Implantable RFID Glucose-Sensing Microchip for Humans on December 4th and 5th in New York

'On the road'
Digital Angel Corporation to Hold Virtual Investor Road Show for All Interested Investors

Mr. Edelstein said, “We believe the merger with Applied Digital will open the door for increased institutional investment in the combined company by removing the obstacles that have previously dissuaded these investors from buying Digital Angel stock. By no longer having a majority owner of Digital Angel, which caused an overhang on our stock, we believe investors will again focus on the value and growth potential of our businesses. This online road show is accessible to all interested investors.”

Digital Angel Receives Over $600,000 Order From USDA For National Animal ID System

Digital Angel Corporation Remotely Tracks the Ponies

In Europe
Other Animals

Cat Apparently Hitches From NJ to Ga.

Microchip leads to reunion with dog

Vanessa Williams, pet lover

Microchip Clinic

God is not nice

Niceness, at least as it is normally conceived, seeks to avoid pain at all costs. It not only avoids pain, but even the hint of discomfort. Niceness is the highest moral expression of bourgeois society, a society that sees comfort and ease as the highest goods. And modern society is bourgeois in the highest degree. It is unguent-soaked, padded, temperature-controlled, luxuriant, tidy, well-groomed; it is mediocre par excellence. It is no surprise, then, that modern society values niceness so highly. To be nice is to be non-judgmental, pliant, stroking, and affirming. It allows for no negativity, for negativity is uncomfortable.

"Unsolicited advice"

Los Angeles Times offers pointers to Benedict XVI on his 2008 visit
to U.S., advises pontiff don’t “side with the hard-liners”

Boston, Democrats, & Cardinal Sean O'Malley

Cardinal's criticism is met with silence by Democrats