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Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Beatify Pius XII???

In 2001/2 I was sure that the next controversy in the Church was going to be Pius XII. Did he do enough to save the Jews? Protest the Holocaust? I started reading on both sides of the question. But then the sex abuse scandals hit and hit again and the problem was buried. Now it […]

English NYT on Sister Emmanuelle

Enjoy this short great article in English…HW www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-EU-France-Obit-Sister-Emmanuelle.html?_r=1&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin

The death of Sister Emmanuelle, the rag picker nun, at age 99 marks a special time in the life of the Church. She was special in her way, but also typical of all the “retired” nuns that now constitute the majority of Sisters in the US. She was a member of the Notre Dame de […]

The Sunday Word…October 19, 2008

The Word… Give to Caesar! Give to God! Ouch! Mass Oct  19 .08 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM!!! Memorial Chapel Confessions before Mass SPECIAL HOT BRUNCH AFTERWARDS +++ Homecoming 2008 Wesleyan University +++ …Fr. Hal Weidner, CO hweidner@wesleyan.edu Good Word: Matthew  22:15 ff. Nothing is more hated than army of occupation. The Romans thought […]

Just show your Wes ID and bill the Catholic Chaplaincy…this man you can google and if you have any interest in this, he would be your person. Think about not only going to things like this, BUT keeping in contact with the speaker…This is just a copy so you cannot use it to register…but Contact […]

Paris Review … culture and faith

The more educated you are  the more likely you are hear that religion is dead or that Christians are just moose killers and have no culture and no cultural impact…so I think it is important to put you in touch with current cultural happenings that religion, especially Christianity, and most especially Catholicism impacts. So….here is […]

The Sunday Word…October 12, 2008

The Word… Mass Oct  12 .08 9pm Memorial Chapel Confessions before Mass Snacks with doggie bags after +++ Homecoming Mass 9 AM Oct 19…in Memorial Chapel… with outside catered brunch. THIS is the target to START UP MUSIC  Ministry. + The death of the beloved, the rejection of gifts… Why is this “normal?” …Fr. Hal […]

Thomas Aquinas the Debate Coach

We have definitely devolved from the high standards of  the medieval theologian St. Thomas Aquinas. The two standards he wrote…both summaries of theology…one for specialists (he called them “beginners” but they were beginner specialists!), The Summa Theologica, and one for generalists (the “Gentiles”), The Summa Contra Gentiles, are structured around the medieval debate system. There […]

Commonweal is an all lay owned and run Catholic journal of opinion out of New York City. Charles Morris has an article on the world wide melt down which he has been following for two years. His TRILLION DOLLAR MELTDOWN published in February of this year was prophetic, to say the least. His analysis this […]

Yom Kippur 2008

Statements from Pope John Paul II, the French Bishops and the German Bishops on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in the Church. A helpful reminder for the Catholic community as the Jewish community celebrates Yom Kippur, 2008… God of our fathers, You chose Abraham and his descendants to bring your Name to the Nations: we are […]

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