27 February 2009
26 February 2009
25 February 2009
24 February 2009
As we sang the ancient hymn "Alleluia, dulce carmen" the alleluias were taken in procession to the Lady Chapel.
The box containing the students' "alleluias" was placed before the image of Our Lady of the Atonement, where it will remain until the Easter Vigil.
23 February 2009
May the good angel of the Lord accompany thee, Alleluia, and give thee a good journey, that thou mayst come back to us in joy, Alleluia.
May Alleluia, that sacred and joyful word, resound to God's praise from the lips of all people.
May this word, which expresses glory as chanted by the choirs of angels, be sweet as sung by the voices of believers.
And may that which noiselessly gleams in the citizens of heaven, yield fruit in our hearts by ever growing love.
May the Lord's good angel go with thee, Alleluia ; and prepare all good things for thy journey. And again come back to us with joy, Alleluia.
Let us pray. O Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
21 February 2009
18 February 2009
The guy on top (he won, by the way) is our own Dominic King -- wrestler, choir boy, altar server, and all-round good kid.
17 February 2009
2009 Conference of the
Anglican Use Society
June 11-13, 2009
A Goodly Heritage:
The Future of the
Anglican Patrimony in the Catholic Church
OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM CATHOLIC CHURCH
His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, S.T.B, S.T.L.
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Fr. James Moore, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Pastor Emeritus of
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church
Fr. John Saward, M.Litt. (Theology)
Greyfriars Fellow & Associate Lecturer of Blackfriars at Oxford University,
Parish Priest, Catholic Church of St. Gregory; St. Augustine, Oxford,
Author of numerous books,
The Beauty of Holiness (1996)
and Sweet and Blessed Country: The Christian Hope for Heaven (2005)
Mary C. Moorman, M.A., J.D.
Apologist, author, consultant,
for more information, please visit
I hope she grows up to be influential, maybe a university president or even a senator. And I hope, if it's God will, that some day she marries and has children of her own, children who will be raised with the same respect for the sanctity of life.
But for now, I really wish she could just be twelve years old and innocent again. Sad to say, most of our society's decision-makers have taken that option away.
16 February 2009
UPDATE: The Vatican released a statement about the Holy Father's words to Senator Pelosi and those with her at the audience...
"His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in co-operation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."
And here's George Weigel's take on the meeting.
15 February 2009
13 February 2009
12 February 2009
09 February 2009
This kind of fish was made famous by Christ's direction to St. Peter, found in St. Matthew's Gospel:
When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, "Does not your teacher pay the tax?" He said, "Yes." And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?" And when he said, "From others," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free. However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel; take that and give it to them for me and for yourself."
Interestingly, the St. Peter's fish has been observed rummaging around at the bottom of the water near the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, picking up various items, including bottle caps and other shiny things. Our Lord used this natural tendency in conjunction with His divine Will, thus providing St. Peter with the temple tax.
03 February 2009
A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.