Saturday, September 03, 2005

CNN is reporting that Chief Justice William Rehnquist has died, RIP.
"Though one might be tempted to say that we have lost everything, we have not. Instead we have rediscovered the depth of our friends love and been reminded that family, children and life are all that is really important and necessary.

I have received countless e-mails and voice messages at the network inquiring about our safety, and I want to assure you that we are fine. Dear Mother Angelica and her sisters in their kindness allowed us to stay in the guesthouse at her monastery in Hanceville, Alabama when we could find no rooms elsewhere."

Knights of Columbus donate $2.5 million for Katrina relief

via Dom at Bettnet, who was recently married and promoted to editor of Catholic World Report! Double congrats.

Many people are comparing and contrasting the recovery efforts in NYC for Sept. 11th and the current ones in New Orleans. I have to say while the contrast is pretty severe, the destruction in the south is much worse than in NYC. We are talking about a whole city being wiped out plus many other coastal towns. Still, the response has been slow and ineffective so far. Many of us will NEVER forget that the Knights of Columbus pledged a million dollars for the families of firemen and policemen who perished on 9/11 and the checks were delivered (mostly by hand via insurance agents) sooner than almost any other aid.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"Pope Benedict XVI told Catholics to have more babies "for the good of society," saying that some countries were being sapped of energy because of low birth rates."
World leaders pay tribute to Poland's Solidarity

"The movement's leader, Lech Walesa, has often credited John Paul with inspiring the birth of the movement with his historic 1979 visit to his homeland, during which he celebrated Masses that electrified the nation and subtly criticized the communist regime."
Blog For Relief Day at The Truth Laid Bear

Help out your fellow Americans and donate to Catholic Charities. Long Island Catholics can donate at Church this Sunday. Instapundit has a list of charities that are worth donating to. Technorati has a round up of posts on Katrina Blog Relief Day:
Bishop Murphy Authorizes Special Collection To Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Welcome to Sam from Sedes Sapientiae who just moved to NYC.
Update to my list of Catholic bloggers in Louisiana - Humanae Vitae by Grant, a seminarian who was evacuated from New Orleans. Then there is GBN from Old Taylor Outlook who is in Mississippi which is also being hit.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Goodbye to Quodibeta -

"Due to a new seminary policy, I will no longer be able to maintain the blog."

Same goes to Cor ad Cor Loquens. I don't know the reason behind the seminary prohibiting seminarians from writing for publications, including blogs, but I suppose it may be a sensible policy. I do like to read blogging seminarians though so here is a current list from The Catholic Blog Directory:

Holy Marshmallow Mattys, Matty Molnar, Illinois
Humanae Vitae, Grant, Louisiana
Life of a College Seminarian, Anthony Urban, Minnesota
Matthew 12:37, Jeff Geerling, Missouri
Proud Member of the JPII Generation, Cory Sticha, Montana (on hiatus)
the road to emmaus, Christopher Decker, Louisiana
Thessaloniciens 1:1, Silvain, Canada
Veritatis Visio, Joey G., Pennsylvania
vita mea, Dennis, Indiana
You Duped Me Lord, Mark Massa, Massachusetts

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Boston Globe article: The Cardinal Newman Society is bad...blah blah blah, they are conservative, blah blah blah...they raise a lot of money and scare us...blah blah blah.
Hurricane Katrina

Prayers go out to all those in New Orleans. Catholic blogs from Louisiana from my Catholic Blog Directory are:

Full Circle
Iluminated Obscurity, Jaymen & Julie, Shreveport
Notes to myself , Nicole M. DesOrmeaux, Lafayette
Stand Up And Be Catholic, Fred, Houma (Not updates recently)
the road to emmaus, Christopher Decker, Baton Rouge
Victim of Love, little one, N/A
You Duped Me Lord, Mark Massa SJ, New Orleans (UPDATE: blogger now in Massachusetts)

8/29/05: Update: A Sacerdotal Blog , Fr. Kenneth Allen, LaPlace