Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
PLAIN CITY, Utah – Police in Utah say a 7-year-old boy led officers on ain an effort to avoid going to church.
Dispatchers received reports of a child driving recklessly on Sunday morning. Weber County Sheriff's Capt. Klint Anderson says one witness said the boy drove through a stop sign.
Anderson says two deputies caught up with the boy and tried unsuccessfully to stop thein an area about 45 miles north of . The car reached 40 mph before the boy stopped in a driveway and ran inside a home.
Anderson says when the boy's father later confronted him, the boy said he didn't want to go to church. The boy is too young to prosecute and no citations were issued, although police did urge the father to make his car keys more inaccessible to children.
Those interested in this topic might like to read this essay from Antiphon. Principally about the revision of the rite of blessing holy water, it also talks about the principles used to produce the Book of Blessings. These principles explain why it is so underwhelming.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Yesterday, we celebrated a feast that is near and dear to my heart; that of St. Mary Magdalene. You see, she is the patroness of my diocese and also my home parish, the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Also, as is right and proper for any Christian, she is also dear to me for the role she plays in our salvation. She prophesied the death of the Lord with her anointing of His feet, the stood with Him as He died upon the Holy Cross, and she was chosen to bring the news of His Glorious Resurrection to His Apostles.
I had the privileged of celebrating the feast according to both the Ordinary and Extra-ordinary form. One focus on her role as the herald of the Resurrection, the other as a penitent. There is no conflict between these roles. She was a sinner, repented, was a disciple of the Lord, and played a crucial role in our salvation.
Now, I know there is a conflict about the traditional identification of the Magdalene with the woman taken in adultery as well as the sister of Martha and Lazarus or as a reformed whore. And not just in the mind of Dan Brown and assorted radical feminists. I realize that the identification is not explicit in Sacred Scripture, but neither is it excluded. I tend (understatement) to trust the Fathers more than Scripture scholars who have drunk too deeply from the well of the Historical Critical method.
Furthermore, I strongly object to those somehow think that this denigrates St. Mary. Scripture itself say that she was a demoniac from whom the Lord cast seven demons. She was a reformed sinner, like St. Matthew, like St. Paul, like St. Augustine, etc.... What matters is that she turned from sin and followed the Lord. It is far more remarkable and comforting that God used a reformed sinner for such an important role in salvation.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
(from Dark Horizons)
The game featured a spaceship that had to shoot down incoming asteroids to avoid collision, that's about it which means there's no backstory and a lot of creative freedom for Matthew Lopez who is adapting the script.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce. No other names or schedule dates have yet been set.