As another week comes to an end, this is your chance to top off your glass with a final helping of news, current events, and just plain interesting stuff that may not have made into the mainstream media. A chance to linger for a few more moments before we close the door on the week. Below are some links to articles, blogs, and miscellaneous happenings that caught my eye over the past few days. Sample what you like - I'll serve up more next Friday...
Dioceses around the world joining Pope's 'unprecedented' pro-life vigil - "Although it is common for the Pope to encourage prayer for particular intentions, the request for a coordinated worldwide vigil –to be held on the same date and approximately the same time, in all dioceses– is highly exceptional."
American Anglicans ready to go when Ordinariate is established - "As the Anglican Ordinariates are developed, they will be launched into the deep of mostly uncharted waters. Only the American Ordinariate will have any sort of history or track record to give it some type of map to follow in its establishment."
Archbishop of Canterbury warns Anglicans to brace for shortage of vicars because of exodus to Catholic church - "Dr Rowan Williams made the warning after meeting Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican during an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity"
Pope: I am not opposed in principle to Communion in the hand but prefers communion on the tongue - "The idea behind my current practice of having people kneel to receive Communion on the tongue was to send a signal and to underscore the Real Presence with an exclamation point."
On the Pope's new book, Light of the World - Here is a partial round-up of some of the commentary...
Pope Benedict advocates right sexuality, not condom use, in fight against HIV - "While secular outlets such as Time Magazine characterized this remark as 'a stunning turnaround' for the Church, Pope Benedict goes on to explain that this is not the true and proper way to defeat HIV."
New Developments on the Pope and Condoms - "Each new day seems to bring several new twists to the pope/condom story, so let’s look at what’s happening now."
Notable Catholic news stories (I mean, besides condoms)
Louisiana’s flag becomes more Eucharistic
"Mark Wahlberg: Daily Communicant - "No, I’m not canonizing Mark Wahlberg; I’m recognizing a sort of a modern day Magdalene story."