(a tough stance for tolerance)
Prime Minister David Cameron addressing the Munich Security Conference said, “We will not defeat terrorism simply by the action we take outside our borders….We will no longer truckle to politically correct notions of passive tolerance.”
Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel stated that her countrymen’s attempts to live side by side have failed, utterly failed.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said, “The truth is that in all our democracies we’ve been too concerned about the identity of the new arrivals and not enough about identity of the country receiving them.”
In Englandand Ireland, effective 9/16, Catholic will go back to the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday. (Comment: Hurrah! This is a positive step in demonstrating our Catholicism. And what do you think about this? firstname.lastname@example.org.)
After being accused of sabotaging efforts by Catholic Bishops to report clerical sex abuse cases to the police, the Vatican made the rare move to recalling its ambassador to Ireland. (Comment: Ouch!)
(A positive step toward tolerance) Ronald Levy, a Stanford professor was the first Jew to receive King Faisal International Prize in Medicine (known at the “Arab Nobel
Fr. Hguyen Van Ly, who is recognized as one of Viet Nam’s most prominent advocates for religious freedom and related human rights, has been re-arrested after being temporarily released from his 8-year prison sentence because of having suffered several strokes and a brain tumor. On July 25, the bastard Viet Nam authorities took him from a home for retired priest and returned him to jail. The U. S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has condemned the Vietnamese government for this act.
My favorite priest, layperson, breathing saint or organization
Allen Hunt is my kind of a man. For his background, he is a fellow Southerner — from Georgia, he has also made several major changes in his life, and he, too, is a Catholic convert.
After achieving a successful career in the business world, he got his Master of Divinity degree at Emory School of Theology and a PH.D. in New Testament and Ancient Christian Origins at Yale University. For several years he was a popular minister in Methodist churches in the Atlanta region, including a leading mega-church with a 7,000 membership.
As a new ministry venture, he initiated The Allen Hunt Show, which began as a local talk radio show and soon became a nationally syndicated weekend show. He then had to step aside from ministry to devote full time to his radio show. Then in 2008, he converted to the Catholic Church. The following year, Allen was named to the prestigious Talkers Magazine’s 100 heavy hitters in talk radio.
The success of the Allen Hunt Show is achieved by Allen’s talent in addressing issues of morality and faith in a comfortable way. His charisma vibrates through the air waves. In addition to the masses of devoted listeners whom he reaches each weekend, Allen is a fireball in his many charitable endeavors, such as his annual Allen Hunt Show Luncheon to benefit the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown, Ga.
I would enjoy hosting a lunch for Allen and my London friend, Canon Stuart Wilson. With these two spiritual giants, I would sit back, keep my mouth shut and listen with delight.
Now, tell me about your favorite Catholic priest,
layperson or organization that is making a difference
Let our heart be holy and unpolluted, as far as is possible and may be. For so shall we follow Christ, according as he gives us the grace, and he will dwell joyfully in us.
Saint Cyril of Alexandria (died in 444)
We must be cheerful, ready to receive things much greater than ourselves. Let us be like children clapping their hands and giving vent to their joy in shouts and laughter. We have but one thing to do – a very easy thing at first sight – just to admire the handiwork of God, to live it for its beauty and riches, to clap our hands in our surprise at its glories and its mysteries. Dom Anscar Vonier, O.S.B.,
abbot of Buckfast Abber in Devon, England (died 1906)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. Mark Twain
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
(In a restaurant) Unattended kids will be given a shot of espresso and a free puppy
(On a roadside) Drive Slow — See Our Village
Drive Fast – See Our Judge
(Historic Area- Fire Hazard notice) Don’t even fart in the forest
I think it was sacrilegious for you to picture Christ holding a glass with an alcoholic drink!
Mildred Rutledge, Jackson,MS
(Reply: Sorry, Mildred, but at the Wedding Feast at Cana, I don’t think Christ ordered a diet Coke.)
As Joyful Catholics, in our day-to-day existence, we must demonstrate visceral Catholicism.
Ellie Jacobs, Houston, TX
Jean-Baptiste Lamy, the first archbishop in Santa Fe, NM, wrote, “Let there be a bonding with Jesus Christ. We deserve to be united with him by an
eternal love and joy.” Charles Wiggins, Seattle,WA
I am convinced one of the reasons many are leaving the Church is because Vatican II removed some of the pitons necessary in practicing our Faith. Matilda Miller, Cambridge, MA
It’s time to end the horseshit mentality war between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Nostradamus, org.
Thank you for acknowledging the effective work Missions-Connect is doing in helping the poor in Cambodia. Khmer You, RT
Two nuns were embarrassed when they went to the corner grocery store to get a 6-pack of beer for their piazza party that evening. One explained to the grocer, “We use beer to wash our hair. We call it the Catholic shampoo.”
He smiled and added a bag of pretzels, saying, “The curlers are on the house.”