Thursday, October 25, 2007

Subscribing to comments by e-mail

Blogger has added a quite useful feature - subscribing to comments by e-mail. You can check out a detailed explanation in the help file or read about it in their blog post.

Simply put, you now have the option to receive e-mail notifications whenever new comments are added to a post that you have subscribed to. Just check the box in the comment area next to “Email follow-up comments to“. They also have included an unsubscribe option at the post or in the e-mails.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick weighs in

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has expressed his view that "he would rather work to persuade politicians to consider a pro-life view" then to refuse them Communion. He mentioned this in response to Archbishop Raymond Burke's wonderfully detailed article about denying Communion based on Canon 915.

What I do not understand is why the two things are mutually exclusive. Yes, persuade them that their support or lack of resistance to abortion is wrong. In fact persuade them at every possible point. In the meantime protect the would-be communicant from heaping judgment upon himself and protect our Lord from being profaned. (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mark Shea day(s)

Our parish, Saint Brigid, invited the Catholic writer/apologist Mark Shea to speak on a few topics this weekend. Beth and I were privileged to be able to pick him up. He was already in town (if you consider Conyers in town) speaking to some high school students on Friday at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

You will be glad to know he is a great guy. I was slightly concerned as things sometimes get heated on his blog (including his responses), but as I continually seem to find people are universally nicer in person than online.

He spoke on three topics. Friday he spoke on Tradition; Saturday he spoke on Scripture and the Eucharist. All three were great presentations. If you have the chance to get him to come to your parish do not hesitate.

Here is Mark Shea (left) and our Director of Religious Education, Deacon Leo Gahafer (right).

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Was Deep Thought this deep of a thinker...


(Beth )

(Thanks to Chris Hilliard for the link. Take the test yourself.)
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Thursday, October 04, 2007

A little smack'll do ya

Greg over at Crowhill wants you to ponder the little punishments...
Slaps, punches and spankings: How small punishments keep life in line
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