Monday, March 13, 2006

Strange blue light


emitted from altar. Some Catholics now share the "religion of personal feeling" with the protestants. The lights, dance, action of modern religion often blocks grace.

And where's that in the Bible?


People made cold winters warm.

Hotel Aquino

The Catholic Conference Centre!

House of Lords

banishes Blessed Claude de La Columbiere from England.

"'Upon Report made from the Lords Committees appointed to examine Persons for the Discovery of the horrid Design against His Majesty's Person and Government, That, upon the Examinations of Olivier Du Fiquet and Francis Verdier, taken upon Oath, it appeareth That La Colombiere (a Jesuit, and Preacher to the Dutchess), now Prisoner in The King's Bench, hath held frequent and long Communications with Mr. Coleman, and hath great Correspondence with Father Le Cheese, and with Cardinal Bouillon; and that he hath endeavoured to pervert the said Olivier Du Fiquet and Francis Verdier, and others, to the Popish Religion, using Arguments of a dangerous Nature for that Purpose, and hath in his Chamber received many Abjurations of Persons as well French as English; and that he hath secretly sent Priests into Virginia, of whom Maccarty an Irish Priest was One: All which Matters being of dangerous Consequence, and in Opposition to the Peace and Government of this Kingdom; it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to desire Him from this House, That His Majesty will be pleased to give Order, that the said La Colombiere may be banished out of this Kingdom, and all other His Majesty's Territories and Dominions wheresoever.'"

Berlin Church of Mary, Queen of the World to close.


Bhuddists show an interest.

122 Churches to close in the Ruhr Area in Germany

Full report from last year including video.

Food and culinary centre


The former Royal Benedictine Abbey of the Forest near Brussels, which was established for widows of crusaders to pursue the religious life, destroyed by fire in 1764, never revived because of the French Revolution, now a location for sculptural metaphors.

Like Mickey Mouse. A metaphor but not in the sense that the artist intends.