Saturday, May 06, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Students from Kellenberg and Chaminade High Schools (of Prom-cancelling fame) went to Israel with students of the Islamic and Jewish faiths. The experience was filmed for a documentary that should be interesting.
RIP

Earl Woods, Tiger Woods' father passed away yesterday. It would seem from his son, he was a good man, a good father.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Luck of the Half-Irish

The music selections for our Nuptial Mass should be finished soon, and I will post them. We are very lucky in many ways - the priest will be great, the church is beautiful, the music at the parish is excellent, and many people who we were not sure could make it are indeed coming. No major disasters have occurred in over a year of planning. Things are going well, almost too well for me. An example or two: When I called to make the final payment on the honeymoon cruise, the travel agent told me the cruise line had cancelled our reservation because they never received the deposit. He was sure he put it on my credit card, and the cruise line never told him or us they were cancelling our cabin. It turns out the charge was approved but the cruise line never charged the card in error. I never noticed the charge was not on my credit card statements. So, my agent pushed for an upgraded cabin (same exact cabin but two decks higher) and got it for a reduced rate for his trouble. This was great. Another example was the catering hall, which is great but has a small cocktail hour room. We went there the other day for something and there was all kinds of construction going on. It turns out they are doubling the size of the cocktail hour room, improving the disabled access ramp, and paving the parking lot. It should all be done in time for our wedding. Third bit of luck - there was a Long Island wide disaster drill to be hold on our wedding day and it has been changed to another weekend.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Voice of the Faithful of Long Island: (my responses in bold)

"We are quite sure that Jesus would be outside the cathedral with the LIVOTF members and not inside the cathedral with Bishop Murphy."


Gen X Revert is quite sure that Jesus IS inside the cathedral - that is what makes me a Catholic and not say, a protestant.


"Phyliss has the credentials but is not permitted to preach because she is a woman"

No, I can't preach either and I am a man. Only a priest can say Mass which includes giving a homily.

"I'm not sure I believe that the hierarchy is on its way out. It has much too many followers throughout the world."

Those followers are called Catholics, and we have seen many who don't believe in the hierarchy come and go.

"welcome to the newest Religious Order of the new century. Welcome Brothers and Sisters to the Religious Community of VOTF"

Is the Kool-Aid free my sister?
Diocese of Rockville Centre news -

Rev. John J. McCartney has been named pastor of St. Matthew in Dix Hills, effective the end of June. He was an associate at St. James in Seaford where I just attended Mass. This is important here because St. Matthew is the default "traditional" parish on Long Island. Fr. McCartney, who is always in a cassock, has said the parish would retain its traditional nature under his watch. The previous pastor at St. Matthew, Msgr. McDonald, is currently the rector at the seminary.