Faith question of the day: Is there any mention of flatulence in the Bible?


Question: Is there any mention of flatulence in the bible?

Answer: Not sure exactly what this was referring to, but it was certainly noteworthy: Job 1:19 A violent wind came on all of a sudden from the side of the desert, and shook the four corners of the house, and it fell upon thy children, and they are dead…

Priests were prevented from ministering to Boston bombing victims.

Jennifer Graham captures the problem well:

But it is a poignant irony that Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died on Boylston Street, was a Catholic who had received his first Communion just last year. As Martin lay dying, priests were only yards away, beyond the police tape, unable to reach him to administer last rites…

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Pope Benedict XVI – Nietzsche was right. God IS dead … and WE killed him!

In a recent visit to Turin, Pope Benedict XVI remarked: “Towards the end of the 19th century, Nietzsche wrote: ‘God is dead! And we have killed him.'”
Far from disagreeing with this view, Benedict adds: “This famous saying is clearly taken almost literally from the Christian tradition. We often repeat it in the Way of the Cross, perhaps without being fully aware of what we are saying.” Nietzsche is orthodox!
And how is it that we have “killed God?” Surely, it is through our sins and other “negative” things.
Thus, if we do not even want to talk about these things, as Tolkien and Lewis do, we will have no conception of what Catholicism is about. We will deny that things we do need attention.
Many schools, Catholic ones included, live in an environment in which the early practice of virtue is almost impossible. A friend of mine who homeschools her son recently told me that she was grateful to be almost through the “middle school” period, as that was the worst arena morally in most school systems.

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Seen on the web: “Ding-Dong the wretch is dead!”


“Ding-Dong the wretch is dead! Somebody should have dropped a house on Tiller a long time ago.”


NBC’s Tim Russert Dead At 58

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NBC Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert, the moderator of the popular “Meet the Press” television show, died suddenly on Friday.

Tim was 58 years old, and leaves behind a wife and son.

He was a good Catholic.

Requiem for Tim:

V. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
R. and let perpetual light shine upon him.
V. May he rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. May all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen

Prayer for the Deceased
O God, Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of your servants departed full remission of all their sins, that, through the help of devout supplications, they may obtain the pardon of which they have always been desirous. Who livest and reignest, world with out end. Amen
V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R. and let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.

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