Sunday, October 02, 2005

Sunday, October 2, 2005

Was it lonely to be the only one to know the Father, to hear no echoes?


Father P gave his homily from the lectern, so no change.

“Whatever.” How dismissive in our current usage. But:

Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
—Philippians 4:8

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Attended the Diocesan Rosary Celebration (Świętego Różanca, Celebración del Rosario) this afternoon at the Cathedral. Bishop H presided, Father John Phalen, CSC, gave the homily in English and Spanish, and there was a childrens choir. For me the most moving part was the entrance, during which Stainless the Maiden was sung, verses 1, 4, 7, and 8 in English, and 2, 3, 5, and 6 in Polish, with some around me singing all the verses. The glorious mysteries were prayed, the scripture reading, Our Father, Hail Marys, and Glory of the first mystery in Spanish, the second in English, the third in Polish, and the fourth and fifth again in English. Father Phalen’s homily was on the theme of peace. At the dismissal, Bishop H mentioned that on at least one occasion (Matthew 12:46–50, Mark 3:31–35, Luke 8:19–21) Jesus was “rather rude” to his mother. Interesting that a bishop would say that. At the reception spoke with Mrs. Wingle, who taught O at SCS. Several of her students were winners or honorable mentions in the art and essay contests. Mrs. Wingle did not introduce me to her husband, whom M and O say is a very nice man. From the program I added Polish (but perhaps it was already there) to Trinity.

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At least 21 people were killed when a tour boat capsized in Lake George this afternoon.

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Two by Caryl Johnston:

The Plastination Apocalypsis

Re: Church Scandals in Philadelphia



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