June 2005

Women’s Catholic Bible Study in SE Michigan

June 17, 2005

Catholic Scripture Study: The Gospel of John By Dr. Scott Hahn and Mark Shea 10am – Noon, Thursdays, beginning September 15, 2005 St. John Neumann Parish, 44800 Warren Road, Canton, Mi. 48187 Children's Ministry provided for children ages 2 – 6 Registration deadline: August 15 For more information: Call Sue Middlemis at 248-344-0246 Or e-mail [...]

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Women Ordaining Themselves

June 16, 2005

Nine Women Activists Fantasize they will Ordain Themselves in “International Waters” of the St. Lawrence OTTAWA, June 8, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nine women activists, eight American and one Canadian, have announced that on July 25 they will conduct their own “ordination” ceremony on a boat on the St. Lawrence River. The location, in the belief [...]

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New Priests

June 14, 2005

Last Sunday Janet and I had tears in my eyes as we watched a new priest celebrate Mass for the first time. He was one out of five priests ordained this year in our diocese and he is a member of our parish — Christ the King in Ann Arbor, MI. He gave much credit [...]

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The Sneeze

June 14, 2005

They graduating class walked in to the crowded auditorium with rich maroon gowns flowing and their traditional caps.  They looked almost as grown up as they felt. This class would not pray during the commencements — not by choice but because a court ruling prohibited it. The principal and several students were careful to stay within the [...]

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Why do we have to Speak English?

June 14, 2005

An officer in the U. S. Naval reserve was attending a conference that included admirals from both the U. S. Navy and the French Navy. At a cocktail reception, he found himself in a small group that included personnel from both navies. The French admiral started complaining that whereas Europeans learned many languages, Americans learned [...]

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Where’s the War?

June 13, 2005

Friends or Foes? Is this Iraq? No, too green. Is it Sudan? No, to humid. Give up? It is Michigan and the war is between a bunch of good friends mostly from Christ the King Catholic parish here in Ann Arbor. It is our monthly Paintball Wars. Twenty guys covered with welts and splattered paint [...]

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Pope Benedict – Not Many Soundbites

June 12, 2005

Not many sound bites: New pope's discourses defy simplistic headlines VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Pope Benedict XVI has once again weighed in on pro-life and family issues in a way that offers clues to the style and substance of his still-young papacy. To judge by media reports, the pope's talk June 6 to the Diocese [...]

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God must be Pretty Smart

June 12, 2005

                              Amid the heat and intermittent thunderstorms it was a great day to reflect on the beauty of families. With all our four kids and grandkids it was fun to watch what God has created. When he made the family he [...]

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Failing Grade for mentioning “God” — Amazing!

June 9, 2005

Subject: From the American Center for Law and Justice  Student Censorship Case Update  Yesterday, we sent a letter to Patricia Spencer, President of Victor Valley Community College in Victorville, CA, demanding that the college reverse a low grade given by adjunct instructor Michael Shefchik to student Bethany Hauf for including references to God in a [...]

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Sarcasm about our State of Affairs

June 7, 2005

First, the title of this was intended to be a double entrendre – Our Constitution"They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years and, we're not using it anymore!" Ten CommandmentsThe real [...]

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Why I Didn’t Believe in the Eucharist

June 6, 2005

If you had asked 20 years ago why my non-denominational church did not celebrate Communion as all Catholics and many Protestants do, I would have given several reasons. For this excellent article by my friend Mark Shea (which I wish I had written :-), click Pleading the Blood.

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Scare the Hell out of Yourself

June 3, 2005

The Last Nightmareby Steve Ray   Scare the hell out of yourself and your friends   Everything went blank for a moment, but that moment seemed like eternity. He felt a motion, not with wind and breeze, but a motion none the less. He was traveling, moving, floating, transcending-he wasn’t really sure. The sudden blackness [...]

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Think its bad in some Catholic churches? It could be worse!

June 3, 2005

New York City churchholds 'Clown Eucharist' The Layman Online Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Looking like refugees from Clown Alley at Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, ministers and many parishioners participated in a "Clown Eucharist" at an Episcopal church in New York City. Earlier, the rector of Trinity Church-St. Paul's Chapel Trinity Church, the Rev. [...]

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