Thursday, October 18, 2007

Honoring the Dalai Lama

The Chinese government claims the U.S. has angered China by honoring the Dalai Lama. They see him merely as a Tibetan separatist. The real problem, the real source of their anger is not his politics, but that he has a certain moral authority and the Chinese government doesn't. Read about it here.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

This is a photo of some of the attendees at mass Oct. 7th at Most Holy Redeemer parish in San Francisco. Archbishop Niederauer claims he "saw no one in mock religious garb". Perhaps one of you out there could help the good archbishop spot the "nun" in "mock religious garb". I know this is a tough one. It's possible that the person in mock religious garb is out of range of the camera, perhaps to the right or left of the nicely-dressed couple in the center of the photo.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Road to Emmaus?

Remember the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who weren't able to recognize the resurrected Jesus until he broke bread with them? Well, take a look at this representation of Emmaus in this window and see if you can recognize any of them. Or maybe this is supposed to be just the road. Photo from Cathcon.

Stick Figure School of Art

Now I ask you---does this crucifix really help you to meditate on the human or divine nature of Jesus? Photo courtesy of Cathcon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Guardian Angels

Today is the feast day of the Guardian Angels. It's a good day to show gratitude for all the help and guidance our guardian angels have provided for us. Also a good day to say the prayer you may have learned as a child:
Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side
To light, to guard, to rule, and guide. Amen.