Friday, October 6, 2017

A Friday Funny

A Jesuit, a Dominican, and a Franciscan were walking along an old road, debating the greatness of their orders. Suddenly, an apparition of the Holy Family appeared in front of them, with Jesus in a manger and Mary and Joseph praying over him. The Franciscan fell on his face, overcome with awe at the sight of God born in such poverty. The Dominican fell to his knees, adoring the beautiful reflection of the Trinity and the Holy Family. The Jesuit walked up to Joseph, put his arm around his shoulder, and said, “So, have you thought about where to send him to school?

I can't get credit for this one.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

James Martin at Holy Trinity in DC - Let's Help Stop It!

Seems that Holy Trinity has invited James Martin to speak. 


Seems that we must contact the Archdiocese of Washington to get him disinvited.


You can contact the Archdiocese here:


301.853.4500


digitalmedia@adw.org




Or the PR Person


Chieko Noguchi
301-853-4516
communications@adw.org


Be civil.  Don't be nasty.





Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Weekend Funny in Honor of Nancy Pelosi

I cannot take credit for this, but this is in honor of Nancy Pelosi, that preeminent catholyc theologian and elected official.  This is also in honor of all of her catholyc supporters, esp. in the Archdiocese of Washington.

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PELOSIUM

 A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosium. The chemical symbol of Pelosium is Pu. 

Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These particles are held together by dark particles called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Pelosium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading to the formation of isodopes. This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientist to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.

When catalyzed with money, Pelosium activates MSNBCobnoxium and CNNadnausium, both elements that radiate orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since they have half as many peons but twice as many morons as Pelosium. Since it has no electrons, Pelosium is inert. However, it can be detected chemically as it impedes every reaction it comes in contact with. According to the discoverers, a minute amount of Pelosium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would have normally occurred in less than a second. 

In the presence of anti-morons, Pelosium can be extremely corrosive. Botox seems to distort and smooth it's surface, without impeding it's ongoing decay. Pelosium has a normal half-life of approximately two years, at which time it does not decay, but instead undergoes a transmutation, appearing in a new location but displaying the same properties. In this process, assistant neutrons, vice neutrons and assistant vice neutrons exchange places. Some studies have shown that the atomic mass actually increases after each transmutation. 

Research at other laboratories indicates that Pelosium occurs naturally in the atmosphere. It tends to concentrate at certain points such as government agencies, large corporations, universities, and anywhere there is news coverage occurring. It can usually be found in the newest, best appointed, and best maintained buildings. 

Scientists point out that Pelosium is known to be toxic at any level of concentration and can easily destroy any productive reaction where it is allowed to accumulate. Attempts are being made to determine how Pelosium can be controlled to prevent irreversible damage, but results to date are not promising.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What has happened to Our Lady of Mattaponi Retreat Center?

For the last two years, I have meant to write about this but I have a question:  What has happened to Our Lady of Mattaponi Retreat Center?

For many years, Our Lady of Mattaponi Retreat Center, located in Upper Marlboro, MD, was the place for many school groups and others to hold their retreats.  A great deal of time was invested by volunteers, esp. when Fr. Mordino was alive, to keep the place in shape. 

About three years or so ago, I noticed that the Retreat Center was no longer listed on the Archdiocese website.  It was still around and after paying a visit a few years ago, I noticed that it was run by another organization dealing with youth.  As I said, I meant to write about this a while back but never did, and so I don't remember exactly what the group did with youth.  But I seem to recall something about troubled youth.   My assumption was that they were leasing the site from the Archdiocese.

Recently, there have been rumors (thanks Melvin) that the center will be sold by the end of the calendar year.  The rumors, and again, I have not been able to verify this, that it will be sold to another diocese (think Geno's and Pat's) and that it was being kept quiet, due to the fact that the community may not be happy with the planned use.

What have you heard? 







Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Theological College Disinvites Father James Martin From Speaking Engagement

From the National Catholic Reporter:


Jesuit Father James Martin, an editor at America magazine, has been disinvited from speaking at the Theological College, a seminary affiliated with The Catholic University of America, following pressure from online-based groups. 


Father Martin was invited to speak Oct. 4 on the theme of encountering Christ. However, the Theological College said that, “since the publication of his book, Building a Bridge, Theological College has experienced increasing negative feedback from various social-media sites regarding the seminary’s invitation.”


For the complete story from National Catholic Reporter, please go here.


All I can say is THANK GOD!