Friday, February 22, 2013

Five on Friday

Writings or photos that caught my interest during the past week -- for your reading and viewing pleasure.

Welcome to new follower, Pomeranian Catholic, thank you for joining me.

Five on Friday is a new series of news and other writings that I found interesting during the past week, stayed tuned every Friday as I unfold and refine this new weekly feature.

1) This guy must have been in a three foot hover for a week, but, I wonder if I can break his record -


2) Let me be perfectly clear . . . NOT -


3) "Indeed, the more we understand what mammals have in common, the more we have to rethink everything about even our specifically human intelligence." Oh, I don't know about that --

4) Shushhhhhhh!

5)  Mothers have to be responsible?  Who knew. . . ?  Did you know?  I didn't know!!






Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Shut up!

Shut Up!  They'll never know where to find us, we can stay here all day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Editorial Note

Beginning this week, the features that I had on this blog will move to the new Catholic/Oblate blog I've set up -- www.monasticvigil.blogspot.com

This includes

  • A Word on Wednesday
  • Friday Florilegia
  • The Early Church Fathers
  • The Desert Fathers

I hope you join me there.

Under Construction


During this hiatus I've come to realize that the blog has completely lost focus; is it an oblate blog?, a Catholic blog?, a political blog?, a book blog?  I've realized that I don't know, and if I don't know, you probably know even less.  So, for the rest of Lent, this blog is under construction.  I'm going to develop a focus and, perhaps, set up another blog to focus on more Catholic themes.  From time to time, I'm going to try a few things just to see how they work and how I like them, especially adding a bit more humor to the thing.  That process has already begun, and will go through many iterations, so please bear with me. 

PS, if you think I'm doing the right thing, you could try following me and have a ringside seat to all the action.

PPS, what do you think?  Am I wasting my time, on the right track, or you could care less?  In truth, during this process any feedback you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Benedict XVI Resigns

Benedict XVI has resigned and some bloggers seem resentful and let down. I can understand that, but I can also understand that a man who's 85 years old may want to slow down, and for his own spiritual welfare, spend his remaining time in prayer and thinking about the important things. Not that a pope doesn't get to do this, but probably not to the extent this pope would like. Also, I think he must see that the Church needs a man who can truly lead, not one who functions as a mere ceremonial figurehead; there are so many challenges facing the Church at the moment, he may even believe it's vital. I'm sorry to see him go, I fear, some, for what may lie ahead for the Church, but I wish our Holy Father well and hope to be mindful enough to keep him in my prayers always.