Middle of the night close collaboration for Christ
Like the grassroots instigators of John the Baptist and Jesus, I wait in my digital desert contemplating the perfect lifestyle demanded by God so that when the time comes, I will be ready to carry it out with ardent zeal. Until then, my blog is my camel’s hair cassock, my facebook account is my feast of locusts and my 140 character limit tweets are my wild honey. Through these tools and through my daily routine, I grow in my relationship with Christ by recognizing His presence often.
Editor’s note: People tend to forget that Jesus personally reached only an infinitesimal portion of the earth’s population during his short, earthly existence … never traveling very far, and never writing more than a few letters in the sand. Yet Jesus saved countless generations.
Today’s Catholic bloggers have an opportunity to minister to people all around the globe, preaching the very same Gospel, announcing the very same good news, 24/7 and 365. Only God knows how all this will turn out, in the end … but isn’t that what faith is all about?
A historic Baltimore Catholic school will name its community center in honor of Bill and Camille Cosby, the biggest donors in the school’s 184-year history and fierce champions of education, the school announced Friday.
St. Frances Academy, which serves 162 primarily low-income high school students, will host the comedian, his wife and their relatives in a ceremony at the St. Frances Community Center on April 20.
Anna Maria College announced that it had withdrawn an invitation to Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, “with deep regret.” The statement said that the school’s administration continued to think that the invitation had been appropriate in light of Victoria Kennedy’s work on issues such as gun control and children’s safety.
Editor’s note: The “administration” was obviously wrong. Way to go, Bishop McManus!
“What does a pope do?” Castro asked Benedict, who is just one year his junior. The pontiff told him of his ministry, his foreign trips and his service to the Church, saying he was happy to be in Cuba and with the welcome he received.
Dressed in a dark Reebok track suit and wearing a scarf despite the searing heat outside, Castro told the pontiff he had watched his whole visit on television. Two of his children were also presented to the pope.
Castro handed the reins of power to his younger brother, President Raul Castro, four years ago and he has since largely retired from government but he still writes columns and meets with visiting leaders. He told the pontiff he was spending most of his time reading and reflecting on the state of the world.
Editor’s note: Approximately 50 years ago, Fidel Castro led the bloody, Cuban revolution while Father Joseph Ratzinger did his part in the Catholic revolution, commonly known as Vatican II. Both have been intimately involved in “propping up” their respective works, ever since.
by Doug Lawrence
President Barack Obama made a personal plea on Friday for Americans to do some “soul searching” after the shooting death of African-American Florida teenager Trayvon Martin noting:
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
Which begs the question: “President Obama, if that ‘son’ had been born at an inconvenient moment in your career, would you or Mrs. Obama have had any qualms about leaving him alone in a room, to die?”
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