February 29: Saint John Cassian

February 29, 2008

Saint John Cassian 360-435


“From Egypt… came to Constantinople, where Cassian became a favourite disciple of St. John Chrysostom. The famous bishop of the Eastern capitol elevated Cassian to the diaconate, and placed in his charge the treasures of his cathedral. After the second expulsion of St. Chrysostom, Cassian was sent as an envoy to Rome by the clergy of Constantinople, for the purpose of interesting Pope Innocent I in behalf of their bishop.”

-New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

February 29: Pope Saint Hilary I

February 29, 2008

Pope Saint Hilary I
reigned 461-468 – successor to St Leo the Great

February 29: Saint Oswald

February 29, 2008

Saint Oswald (d.992)

Benedictine of Fleury and Archbishop of York, believed to be of Danish parents, his uncle was Saint Odo the Good, Archbishop of Canterbury. He is said to have died while washing the feet of the poor – his daily Lenten practice.


Assyrians Electing To Enter Communion With Rome: Declaration Of Intent

February 16, 2008
For reasons I cannot explain or understand, the announcement of intent on the part of Assyrian bishop Mar Bawai and many of his clergy and faithful to seek communion with Rome and unity with the Chaldean Catholic Church has largely been under the radar of the Catholic blogosphere and news websites…Here is YouTube footage of a priest with Mar Bawai’s diocese speaking on the matter. I have noticed that the top 5 links to this video are all from the http://www.MarBawai.com website or Assyrian forums… Not one Catholic blogger seems to have embedded it as content.“Father Samuel Dinkha speaks to the San Jose congregation regarding H.G. Mar Bawai and his supporters “declaration of intent” to pursue full communion with the Catholic Church and unity with the Chaldean Catholic Church of the East.”

Keep them in your prayers.


"Bitches Ain’t Shit"

February 12, 2008

Two Canadian Women Die from Use of Contraceptive Patch; Sixteen More Suffer Blood Clots

This story reminds me of a reference Dr. Janet Smith made to the development of “The Pill” in her landmark speach made – where else? – here in the Holy Land of Ohio over a decade ago at the Josephinum called Contraception, Why Not?.

It is seldom mentioned, but in the the efforts to divorce sex from procreation, a “pill” had been developped for men. Research on that ended when test subjects noticed minor reversible testicular shrinkage. Not wise to mess with a man’s nuts apparently. Tests continued on the women’s end of development even though three women died in test studies back in the 60s. Yes, women died, but at least their balls did not shrink!

From there I am reminded of the wisdom offered in the lyrics of the venerable Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre collaboration “Bitches Ain’t Shit” where Snoop (now a genteel family man with a cable reality TV show) offers “Bitches aint shit but hoes and tricks”…

Smaller balls are a no-go. Bitches (who aint nothing but hoes and tricks) dying is pretty much acceptable?

I would ask where feminist outrage is, but by now I know better.

Pray for the souls of these women and for the redemption of the west.

And if you happen to think your mother, sister, wife, daughter is more than “hoes and tricks” maybe pass this along.


Sharia The Musical!

February 10, 2008

(To be sung to the tune of “Maria” from West Side Story. With thanks to Raymond Arroyo of EWTN and apologies to Leonard Bernstein …)

Sharia!

Sharia, the Archbishop is all for Sharia!
His really awkward shame will never be the same to me.

Sharia! Don’t publically kiss your girl Maria!
Ask Dhimmi who’ve found how awful a sound it can be!

Sharia, please watch out what music your playing.
If it comes, be quiet when you are a Catholic praying!

Sharia, He’s actually open to Sharia!

Oh +Cantuar… Given that all variations of “Muhammed” combined have become the most popular name for boys in the UK, leave this lobbying to home-grown sharia enthusiasts.

They will call for it soon enough.

Thanks Lambeth 1930!


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