Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

For a son has been born for us, a son has been given to us, and dominion has been laid on his shoulders; and this is the name he has been given, 'Wonder-Counsellor, Mighty-God, Eternal-Father, Prince-of-Peace'
(Isaiah Ch9 v5)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

New Prefect at CDW

On December 9, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Cardinal Francis Arinze as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The Pope has named Cardinal Antonio CaƱizares Llovera, archbisop of Toledo and Primate of Spain as his successor.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI at the Spanish Steps

On 8th December Pope Benedict XVI continued the tradition of leading prayers beneath the statue of Our Lady at the centre of Rome's Piazza di Spagna

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Message to St Blog

John Mallon is trying to assemble an email list of Blogs in the English speaking world, especially in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. He is currently working as Contributing Editor for Inside the Vatican magazine, doing media relations for Human Life International, and assisting at the Envoy Institute in a promotional capacity. He has two degrees in theology and frequently has items of interest to Catholic Bloggers worldwide. With 25 years of experience in the Catholic Press, he has found that major secular outlets are often closed to these messages. If you have or know of Blogs that would be interested in receiving press releases and other pertinent materials for your Blogs, he would very much appreciate getting a mailing list of these blogs for this purpose. This is not spam. Anyone not wishing to receive these materials will be removed from the list immediately upon request. Catholic Blogs are absolutely critical for spreading credible information on the Church. This mailing list could serve as a News Agency supplying news and other information to Catholic Blogs.

It is absolutely maddening trying to harvest emails off of Blogs, where people won't post their emails. He is only interested in people who want to receive these messages, not bothering anyone.

For more on John Mallon please visit his website at: <> Please let me know if you can help.

Thanks & God bless you,
John Mallon <> <>

Now that's what I call a hearse!

The remains of Pope Pius XII en route from Castelgandolfo to the Vatican, October 1958.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Alma Mater Celebrations

Today marks the centenary of the grant of a charter to the
Queen's University of Belfast.