Saturday, December 22, 2007

As our waiting continues . . .

Here are some links to posts on The People of St. Mary Magdalene from this past week.

In our Bishop's own words: Advent

A year in "the Areopagus of modern times"

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Oh, and it appears that Tony Blair's wait is over. He has taken the long-rumored plunge and has swum the Tiber, joining his wife Cherie, a life-long Catholic, by becoming a Roman Catholic himself. According to the Times of London, "Mr Blair was received into full communion with the Catholic Church by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, during Mass in the chapel at Archbishop’s House, Westminster, on Friday". Commenting publicly on Mr. Blair's reception, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor said, "I am very glad to welcome Tony Blair into the Catholic Church. For a long time he has been a regular worshipper at Mass with his family and in recent months he has been following a programme of formation to prepare for his reception into full communion. My prayers are with him, his wife and family at this joyful moment in their journey of faith together". There have also been rumors that the former British P.M. is going to begin formation to become a permanent deacon.

In cuter news, my two year-old son calls French toast "big, fat toast". Writing about children, I also want to provide the link to a post on The Cathedral of the Madeleine RCIA Blog which I have titled "I believe that children are our future" and so does the Pope.

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