I belong to a local exercise facility in our town. It is notable and smile-able to see the large uptick in people showing up for classes and workouts following the Christmas and New Year holidays. A new year – leading to a fresh start. But then, many of us soon re-learn, we really do face the same challenges as we did just weeks before.
In January, a Starbuck’s Tazo Chai Frapuccino Blended with no whipped cream still has 330 calories in 2011 – somewhat more calories than you burned off in your first after the new year exercise session. The average American who watches three and a half hours of television every day, will, by the age of 65 have spent over nine years in front of the small screen. Most of those folks will have only fleetingly acquiesced to the common wisdom which says that we can add years to our lives by spending a portion of the three hours of TV time doing something that raises our heart rate and stretches and challenges our muscles. […]
In this episode: Vespers and benediction, scapulars, advent readings, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Saint Dolls.
Links in this episode:
Pope’s Homily on Nascent Life
Question for the Gospel of the Week
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Do you remember Mission Impossible from television some years ago? I used to like that action and intrigue show a lot. Times were certainly different back then. As I remember now, there was no gratuitous violence, no unnecessary sexuality, just good suspense and adventure. Did you like it?
One of the things that I feel or I see is what happens with people when a priest or this deacon starts preaching about the need for us to evangelize others. Catholics aren’t ‘disciples in mission’ for the most part — although being involved in New Media Evangelization paints a different picture than you see in the typical parish down the street. Many of us are on fire for our Faith. […]