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Oscars: Take time to pray for all those in media who really need a prayer

February 24, 2012


On the occasion of the Academy Awards this weekend, in its parish bulletin St. Therese in Deephaven offered this prayer for the media and entertainment industry:

“Father, in a world deafened by a cacophony of sounds, may all be able to hear your whispering voice. We ask this for all who work in media, the press, radio, television, the internet. May they cherish truth more strongly than their own prejudices and personal agendas. May they present truth in a way that will enlighten hearts rather than inflame passions and conflicts.

“We pray for the artists and musicians of the world. May they utilize their talents to give you glory and in the process receive the recognition that they deserve. May they expose the horror and error of sin and the beauty and truth of virtue. We ask this, Father, in the name of your Son, our divine Master, the Way, the Truth and the Life, who lives and reigns gently with you, and the Holy Spirit, one loving God, forever and ever. Amen.”

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Advent calendar on the web a daily reminder about faith

December 7, 2011


Young adult Catholics — and the young at heart, too — know http://www.bustedhalo.com as a website that feeds their spiritual hunger. For Advent the Paulist Fathers-founded site has a feature worth sharing.

It’s an online Advent Calendar with a worthwhile daily message. Today’s — Dec. 7 — includes a quote from actress Audrey Hepburn: “Giving is living. If you stop wanting to give, there’s nothing more to live for.” The very brief page includes what BustedHalo is calling a “microchallenge” — the Dec. 7 one is a prompt to find a charity in one’s neighborhood and make a commitment to volunteer there regularly in the coming new year.

Do yourself a favor and click on Dec. 4 and the photo of Harry Potter. There’s a great quote from the Sorcerer’s Stone and a thoughtful microchallenge.

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Catholics, imagine if St. Paul had had e-mail

August 23, 2011


Just think how much the Evangelist Paul would have been able to accomplish if there had been e-mail back in his day.

That’s just what Kathleen T. Choi did. Check out her clever column from the Hawaii Catholic Herald at http://bit.ly/nEixsl.

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