Monday, September 30

From Time: Opus Dei and the selection of the next Pope

I need ideas for saints (besides St. Francis and St. Isaac Jogues who came immediately to mind) who are particularly good examples of obedience to Jesus' command to "love your enemies." Any help out there? Thanks in advance!

All of you who don't turn up your nose at rumor-mongering, go see what Domenico's got going today. Hmmmm.....
Musical based on the life of Antoni Gaudi to open
A profile of a New York woman who's journeyed from Catholic nun (two years in a convent with Mel Gibson's sister?), to inactive Catholic public defender to now, Episcopal seminarian.
Four sisters who are all religious sisters...and anti-war activists.
A profile of Project Rachel in St. Petersburg with the usual time given to Planned Parenthood drones to insist that any guilt a woman feels from an abortion is created by institutions that say she should feel guilty.
Another review of St. Francois, this one from the Washington Post.

From the New York Times

The Gideons are blanketing NYC, handing out Bibles.
Three Lexington priests receive threatening letters regarding their stance on homosexuality

Three conservative Catholic priests from the Diocese of Lexington have received threatening letters warning them to "immediately cease and desist from your persecution and outing of gay priests in the diocese."The Nicholasville Police Department is investigating the matter as a case of "terroristic threatening," and Catholic officials are looking into the matter.The letters purport to be from the "Gay Priests Association," although no such organization is known to exist in the Lexington diocese."The diocese is taking this seriously," said church spokes-man Thomas Shaughnessy. "We're looking into it as best we can on our end."
The unsigned letters accuse the Rev. William Bush of St. Luke parish in Nicholasville, the Rev. Tom Imfeld of Corbin, and the Rev. John Dane of wounding and slandering the diocese, its gay priests, and its former Lexington bishop, J. Ken-drick Williams.The letters also accuse Dane -- who has developed Web sites for many parishes and worked as an information technician at the diocesan office -- of running a Web site that is highly critical of liberals, feminists and gay priests in the Lexington diocese.Dane said he has no ties to the site.

What web site is that, I wonder?

In Toledo, two priests have called for the resignation of the bishop and some parishioners have, as well. I'd be interested in more background on all of this.
Today is the feast of St. Jerome.

In his honor, you could read some Scriptures.

Or you could utter some misogynist (sad, but true, from a man who had many female associates and worked closely with them) and anti-Semitic remarks, but let's hope you just do the former and forget the latter.

Priest says guy he had a relationship with for five years wasn't a minor's okay. However, some sources dispute this claim.


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