Monthly Archives: August 2013

Woody Allen and Rev. Billy Graham

It is so nice to see a discussion with a Christian and an Atheist/Agnostic, which is so civilized and cordial, without the malice, shouting and name-calling, which have become the standard on TV political shows.
For a time early in his career, Woody Allen had a TV talk show. In this clip, he speaks with the Evangelical leader Rev. Billy Graham. In a calm, friendly discussion, both men politely disagree, and both show themselves to be very intelligent and very witty.
Also, it is noteworthy how Graham represents himself and his staunch Fundamentalist views intelligently, not screeching that those who disagree with him will burn in Hell, but explaining his view of how God set up rules for us to live by, so we can have good lives, and that when we go against what God says, such as through sexual promiscuity, we bring problems for ourselves.

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August 31, 2013 · 5:32 pm

Pope Francis urges Catholics to pray the Rosary in the fight against evil

I love the humility and simple goodness of Pope Francis!

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Archdiocese for the Military Ordains two Ordinariate Priests for Service

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The Anglican Use of the Roman Rite:

The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) is celebrating the Catholic priestly ordinations on Saturday of two United States military chaplains and former Episcopal priests, both entering the Catholic priesthood through the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, established by the Holy See in 2012 for former Anglican communities and clergy seeking to enter the Church.

Father Joseph Francis Vieira, III, CH (MAJ) USA, was ordained in Grafenwoehr, Germany by His Excellency, the Most ReverendTimothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services.

Father Richard Rojas, Ch Capt USAF, was ordained in Inarajan Guam by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Anthony S. Apuron, OFM Cap., DD, Archbishop of Agana.

In his homily at the ordination Mass for Father Vieira, Archbishop Broglio said the faithful expect the new priest to “ignite a blaze of new evangelization as he…

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Civil rights movement carried on by ‘great souls’

Not enough people know about the good things the Church has done, including fighting for Civil Rights and the rights of working people.

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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, a 15-year-old seminarian in Chicago during the March on Washington 50 years ago, said he “realized that history was being made” when he watched the event on television.

In an interview with the Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan newspaper, the archbishop talks about his own brushes with discrimination as a seminarian and a young priest. He also notes how the civil rights movement has made huge strides but can still make stronger inroads.

He said the movement has always been “much larger than any single individual” even Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., pointing out that “all of the great souls who spoke, wrote, sat-in, endured water hoses and vicious dogs” contributed to its success.

“The civil rights movement is a testimony of the courage of a pantheon of martyrs from Medgar Evers, to Malcolm X, to Viola Liuzzo, to James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman…

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Pope’s Prayer Intentions for September 2013

I love, love, love the new Pope!

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Google Earth & the reunion of an Adoptee and his Indian family

I’m so glad that Casper Andersen @ http://adoptedfromindia.wordpress.com/brought this to my attention because I don’t have a TV and would not have known about this. It’s a perfect example about how ever-increasing technology is continuing to change the world of adoption.

A Journey Through The Life Of An Indian Adoptee

If you haven’t already heard about the boy who tracked down his Indian Mother with the use of Google Earth, then I suggest you look up Saroo Brierley. It’s an absolutely incredible story about loss, hope and determination.

Head over to 60 Minutes by clicking on the picutre below to watch the documentary about his journey.

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This is so wrong!

When is it right to demonize people for their religious beliefs?
When is it right to go to a house of worship and yell profanity and hatred toward the religion of that house of worship?
When is bigotry against people due to their gender, race, ethnicity or religion OK?
Never.

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August 28, 2013 · 10:52 pm