Good Fridays: Big chairs are totally awesome!

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It’s been a really busy week of not being on Facebook. And what can I say – I survived.  So that’s good. (What would be better though is if you joined this group and sent an email to appeals@facebook.com asking them to re-enable Matthew Warner’s account.)

In other news…

Colleges: It turns out that being faithful is also very affordable. Especially if you’re looking for Catholic colleges.

Religulous: Mark Shea puts Bill Maher’s new ridiculous film, Religulous, in perspective.  I haven’t seen the movie yet, but am very familiar with Maher’s usual anti-religion arguments.  This is worth a read.

Is the cafeteria closing? We have yet more clarity for Pelosi and other confused Catholics this week from Bishop Chaput and even Pope Benedict XVI himself.  The pot continues to get stirred.  Is it about to get strained.  Is the cafeteria closing?  Stay tuned for my post next week…

Life: North Dakota gets it, too.  Their House of Representatives just voted to recognize human personhood from conception.  Pretty exciting!  We’ll see what happens with it.

Secular weirdness: Some firefighters won a lawsuit after being forced to participate in a “gay pride” parade.  I love how the same people that tout freedom of choice and kick God and prayer out of every aspect of public life often are the same ones that force people to do things like march in gay pride parades.  Nice.  At least the firefighters won a few thousand bucks from it for their trouble.  More importantly, hopefully, they are helping set a precedent that forcing people to do stuff like that is pretty weird.

Now this is cool: The New York Archdiocese is planning an intense 24-hour campaign to promote and encourage the sacrament of Confession.  We need more stuff like this.

You-to-the-Tube: And I’ll end with the latest video clip from the Pope on his youTube channel.  He’s always got something good to say – but also make sure you check out the size of his chair – totally awesome.

Have a great weekend everyone!

(also – a friend of ours just went into labor this morning. Many prayers for them if you can.)

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Cindy February 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Regarding faithful Catholic colleges: I cannot say enough good things about Thomas Aquinas College. After visiting with a college bound child 2 yrs ago I felt as though I had visited the most peaceful place on earth. The good will and holiness of the students and tutors is evident. And, it is an outstanding value for a private college. We are lucky that the members of our Church have always supported Catholic education at every level. God bless the benefactors of Catholic Schools!

Brian Walsh February 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Let’s take a wrecking ball to the Cafeteria!

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