Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
"This new financing not only enables us to eliminate more than $5 million in debt owed to Digital Angel, but also provides us sufficient working capital to fund our business plan, which includes a new consumer marketing initiative, through early 2009," said VeriChip CEO Scott Silverman in a statement."
Get ready here 'they' come...gotta wrap it up and make it sound and look appealing...
What does this mean for the US? Remember Canada, to our north?
More UK news:
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Iraqi Christians nervous after Archbishop’s abduction
UN urges action after Archbishop abducted in Iraq
Kidnapping of archbishop “an assault on all Iraqis,” Iraqi prime minister says
Kidnappers of Mosul bishop, raise the ransom
Iraq PM orders action over kidnapped archbishop
Monday, March 03, 2008
"Why can't girls be priests?"
You can read these questions and answers...I'm not going to comment,but during this season of Lent, offer up my frustration and offer prayer. See below and the other posts to follow.
Laurie Allen: Why do some clerics in the church have a problem with the faithful practicing yoga? If the intention is to calm our minds and bodies - can we not see this as a way to better "ground" ourselves in God. Over the 25 years I have practiced it, I find my faith has only grown...
Cardinal Mahony: Yoga is a deep meditation process, and if we keep our focus on our living and merciful love, then yoga works for anyone. Meditation in any form always deepens our love with God.
Teri: Is there high hope for married priests? What is that status on having the option?
Cardinal Mahony: Teri: At this time, the Pope is not moving towards married priests for the Latin Catholic Church. Recall that the Eastern Catholic Church has had married priests for 2,000 years.
Andrew: Stores used to be closed on Sundays. Now for many Sunday has become part of the work week. And like many in this younger generation, my child don't see any special importance of Sunday and of going to church. How can I help "sell" church to my teen?
Cardinal Mahony: Andrew: You are so right--Sunday has been robbed of its importance and meaning, usually for commercial purposes. It really helps when your parish has a special group for teens--such as Life Teen. So many parishes have Youth Masses, and other events for Catholic youth. Encourage that path in your own parish.
Alexis: Is their anything against the Catholic church being more fun? I mean the priest talks and kids don't pay attention so couldn't we sing and dance, and make it more like gospel churches do, so kids will want to participate? I was just wondering if that was against our faith?
Cardinal Mahony: Alexis: Sounds good to me! Our parishes need to offer a variety of liturgies which appeal to different age groups and to different likes. Youth Masses with groups such as Life Teen are really helpful!
Sue: Why does the Catholic Church in the U.S. not walk with the Catholic Church in Rome? Are we not all one? What steps do you see as necessary for a more harmonious relationship to take place -- one that acknowledges the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and tries to follow closely with what id means to be a disciple of Christ. Is it materialism, a consumerist capitalistic society, a "I want what I want and I want it now" attitude? How can the individual Catholic align their footsteps with the master, so that one day we may come to that eternal banquet prepared for all?
Cardinal Mahony: Sue: I sure don't see the disconnect you reference. My experience is that the Catholic Church in the USA is very dynamic, but very faithful to the Holy Father and to the Universal Church. Having had the joy of visiting the Church in so many countries around the world, I am in awe at how vibrant the Church is here. Our involvement of lay people in the Church is a great grace, and our Popes have noted that often.
Hugh Menton: What do you consider the critical questions that a parish community should ask itself before proceeding with efforts to build a new church?
Cardinal Mahony: Hugh: Obviously, you need to "build the Catholic Community" before building the actual structure. A holy, vibrant Catholic Community will make a new Church come alive--but not the other way around.
Congress Attendee: Cardinal, Please give me your impression of the recent book in your name.
Cardinal Mahony: That book is wild fiction!! I have never read anything more bizarre in my life! Don't waste your money on it!!
And let us not overlook the "Sacred Space" where one could go to HIM in Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel or 'walk-n-pray' the labyrinth too:
'"Sacred Space," located on the third level of the convention center, will offer Eucharistic adoration in the chapel, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a labyrinth, meditative music and art. The next phase of the St. John Bible Project --- the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned since the development of the printing press --- will also be displayed at Sacred Space."
The sin that has occurred in this behavior is overwhelming to say the least....I've experienced this situation first hand and it was quite painful and very difficult. So very sad.
King Richard's Religious Antiques
Prayers Against Storms - This prayer is quite powerful. A dear friend and I were on the phone praying this prayer just as a horrible 'straight line wind'/or tornado came through our area. It damaged areas around her home...not even a mile away from her home. Her home was completely untouched. Many in the area lost beautiful old oak trees and other downed trees. In the area that received the most damage, it took well over a year to complete the needed repairs to make it 'presentable' and usable.
Thank and praise YOU FATHER, thank and praise YOU JESUS, thank and praise HOLY SPIRIT - for our safety in the past and for this prayer for use in the future!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
San Diego "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" - "Sisters Saturday Night Mass & Midnight Confessional Contest"
"Crucify him! Crucify him!"
"Father, forgive them for they know not what they do...." Luke 23
O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.