Friday, June 17, 2011

This Week's Headlines

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...

The Sublime Logic of the Trinity - "The revelation of God as Trinity reveals Who God is and what God does. The Trinity is the core of all Christian beliefs, as the well-known tri-fold structure of the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed illustrates."

Delving into the Mass: books about its history and meaning - "Fortunately, a number of books have been published recently that intend to refocus our attention on the Mass and its place in the authentically Catholic life."

Tradition (by Thomas Howard) "A non-Catholic Christian may urge...that he and his denomination have an august tradition five hundred years old. But to be Catholic is to find oneself with St. Augustine, who, as a Catholic bishop, had to defend the only Church there was..."

I have seen the future of the English Catholic Church – and it's in Soho - "I’ve just had the great pleasure of a guided tour of the magnificently restored St Patrick’s Church in Soho Square; it really did feel as if I was being given a glimpse of the Catholic Church of the future, as envisaged by Pope Benedict XVI."

Why Tongues of Fire? - "The key here is that the heavenly temple is characterized with tongues of fire."

Are There Three Personalities in God? - "Is there an 'I' of the Father, and an 'I' of the Son, and an 'I' of the Holy Spirit? We know by faith that there are three persons, and this would lead us to think that there are also three 'I's."

Here Come More Anglicans - "As many as 100 U.S. Anglican priests and 2,000 laypeople could be the first members of a U.S. personal ordinariate for former Anglicans who want to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church..."

Why the Internet Will Make the World More Pro-Life - "The internet may have its downsides, but I think there’s little question that the way it facilitates information and communities can only help the pro-life cause in the long run."

Vatican launches stem cell venture with US company - "The Vatican has signed its first ever commercial agreement with an outside company. The contract with U.S.-based bio-pharmaceutical firm NeoStem will advance ethical research into stem cells."

Letting Our kids Struggle and Fail - "Competition can be a healthy thing that also encourages children to excel and give their best effort on the playing field and in school.  Instead of assuming that our kids might be hurt or negatively impacted by failure or struggle, perhaps we should consider that they will learn valuable lessons from these experiences."

Does "It Get Better" for Christians? - "...happiness, for us, is viewed rather differently than it is by the media. It’s not in amassing temporal goods and social acceptance, it’s about living according to God’s law, of which natural law also partakes.

Our Moral Challenge - "Does one American have a moral right to live at the expense of another American? To be more explicit, should Congress, through its taxing authority, give the Bank of America, Citibank, Archer Daniels Midland, farmers, dairymen, college students and poor people the right to live off of the earnings of another American?"

Wearing the Rosary as  Necklace - "If the reason for wearing a rosary is as a statement of faith, as a reminder to pray it, or some similar reason 'to the glory of God,' then there is nothing to object to. It would not be respectful to wear it merely as jewelry."

Is Interest in Catholicism falling online? - [Interesting charts...not great news.]

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