Friday, November 09, 2007

What Catholic book are you reading now?

Now I'm reading "a Doctor at Calvary" by Pierre Barbet. It's an analysis of the Shroud of Turin and a pathology report combined. It's a bit hard to read with all the medical jargon, but I'm enjoying it.
My son turned 18 yesterday. There is something about that age that is special. He can go to the doctor without a parent. I have to have his permission to know his medical records. He can buy cigarettes and Playboy (or worse). He can legally leave home.

I know he is not ready to leave the nest yet, but the thought that he could if he wanted to is both a scary and a proud moment. I have done my best to be a good mom. I can't know for sure whether I have, but I sincerely think I have. Words can't express my love and pride for him.

I guess every parent asks the questions, "What will my child grow up to be?" and "Have I done a good job?" Only time will tell. God be with him.
The Archdiocese of St Louis web site has a response to current issues in the area. An organization called "Roman Catholic Womenpriests" announced in a news release dated October 15, 2007, that it would be undertaking a ceremony on November 11, 2007, at the synagogue building of Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis, that would purport to ordain two women to the Roman Catholic priesthood. The following article serves to present briefly the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church regarding the ordained priesthood and who may be admitted to Holy Orders. The article is followed by links to some helpful supplemental resources, and a perspective on concerns regarding interfaith relationships arising from Central Reform Congregation's hosting of the November 11 event.

Here are some other cool web sites I found:
Catholics need to use the web to spread the Gospel. These sites do exactly that.