Monday, March 5, 2012
News From The Blogosphere
When Blogger had the nice little feature of being able to put clips of other Bloggers' posts on your sidebar, I found that an easy and nice way of sharing what was new and noteworthy around the Blogosphere. Then they did away with it. I tried to do one on my own, but found that keeping up with it on a post by post basis was a bit tedious. So here is what I will try next...
Each week or so I will run a post with links to some of the blog posts I have read over the course of the week that I think are worth sharing-some of them need sharing! Some are from priests' blogs, some from bigger, more well known blogs, some from small and not widely known.
Here are my favorites from the past week:
Bitter Herbs Before the Exodus from These Stone Walls- Fr. Gordon MacRae, whom I have written about before on this blog, has told the story of one of his prison mates who has made known his desire to become Catholic. It is a story that fits right in with this Lenten season and is filled with hope and redemption.
Msgr. Charles Pope over at the Archdiocese of Washington blog has a wonderful reflection on yesterday's Gospel about the Transfiguration of Jesus in Beams of Heaven As I Go. This one is definitely worth the time. I recommend reading it prayerfully when you have a few extra minutes to spare.
Ryan A MacDonald at A Ram in the Thicket has some more insight to the news regarding Fr. Gordon MacRae's possible retrial as well as the not so nice goings on with SNAP and VOTF in his post Why Do SNAP and VOTF Fear the Case of Fr. Gordon MacRae?
And finally, but certainly not least, Victor at A Time For Reflection is serving up lobster with his newly created Lobster award. I would like to thank Victor and Michael at Reach Paradise for this tasty award. Be sure to check their blogs out for more about the award and other wonderful posts
Well that's it for this week. Enjoy!
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.