Read the two-page, CNS story on the Boston Pilot Catholic News site.that when he was in college, the priesthood seemed like a "gloomy road" and he had his eyes instead on the brighter path of becoming a nuclear physicist.
"It was the 'in' thing at the time," he told Catholic News Service at CNEWA's central office at the Vatican.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A CNS story of News.va includes the Spanish developer and a word about the platform the service will use.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The annual solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul on 29 June is the time in Rome when newly named archbishop receive the symbol office, the pallium, a yoke of wool.
Mr. John L. Allen Jr. reminds us that the date also celebrates the ordination to priesthood of Pope Benedict and his brother Georg Ratzinger. They were ordained in the same ceremony.
Read some interesting particulars of their ordinations and also about an uncle of theirs.
Wiki-image of a pallium is used according to the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest, and writer and Culture Editor of the Jesuit magazine America has produced two sets of Blink segments. They are based on his book, "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life". . . .
The first segments are called "Ways of Prayer" and has 10 parts looking at various forms of prayer. The second group has 9 parts and are called "Joy, Humor and Laughter" focusing on how these traits can be used in the spiritual life.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Think of it: eminent Franciscan scholars die with little notice, but the same-day passing of an identical and unassuming pair of Franciscan grunts attracts international attention.
Sister Margaret Carney, the university president and a Franciscan scholar, gave great thought to the why. Her conclusion: “The twins incarnate something that people have a hunger to know.”
Indeed, twins fascinate. This remembrance of the Reister friar-twins is touching also for the beautiful writing of NYT columnist, Dan Barry.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Detroit Public Schools begins its six-week Summer School Academy on June 21. In Troy, summer school opens June 23 for high school students and June 27 for those in elementary and middle school. In Warren, the district is offering two three-week sessions for middle and high school students, starting June 27 and July 18.
While studying instead of sunning may sound dreary, summer school is becoming more the norm around Metro Detroit. Students are heading back to the classroom to avoid losing academic ground and get a leg up on their peers in the fall.
This Detroit News post leads with the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and photo-features students and teacher, Jeffrey Bowling.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
"The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has hosted scientific study sessions on water, pointing out that 1 billion people lack access to adequate drinking water and that climate changes could aggravate the situation."