Monthly Archives: August 2015

Entertainment from parish newsletters

I got this from a priest friend in the Far East.  Excuse the sexist introduction.



C hurch Ladies with Typewriters

They’re back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. 


Scoutsare saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

Reflections on saying Mass in a family home.

Last evening, Wednesday, I accepted an invitation to say a Mass in a house. They were people I had not known, though they knew me from coming to Esker over the years, and I was glad to accept the invitation. There were about twenty people there, extended family and some neighbours. (I don’t know if that would come under the CDF definition of ‘public ministry’ or not, but I didn’t lose any sleep over that aspect of it).

Womens Ordination Worldwide Conference

Media Advisory For Immediate Release
Sr. Joan Chittister and Martin Sheen endorse 
major conference calling for women’s ordination and equality in 
the Roman Catholic Church just prior to Pope’s U.S. tour


“The reason some questions cannot be suppressed, do not go away–regardless how many people think they should–is because the human heart knows they must be asked or have yet to be clearly answered. 

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