31 August, 2014

26 Hilariously Clever Christian Memes | ChurchPOP

26 Hilariously Clever Christian Memes | ChurchPOP

NCRegister | You Can’t Follow Jesus Without a Cross

NCRegister | You Can’t Follow Jesus Without a Cross

22 August, 2014

A couple of wonderful re-workings of Cindi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun'

Catholics Come Home Premiers Weekly TV Series

Catholics Come Home Premiers Weekly TV Series

The Moral Problem with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge UPDATED!

The Moral Problem with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge UPDATED!

Freedom Through Truth: Exploits and Exploitation

Freedom Through Truth: Exploits and Exploitation

The Marble Theatre Review: 'Paleoncology' comes to the Victoria Fringe Festival

'Paleoncology' my nephew's directorial debut comes to the Victoria Fringe Festival. Go see it if you're in the area. It will also be coming to Vancouver in September.



The Marble Theatre Review

DISCOVERY SUGGESTS LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS: Ecosystems found in Arctic lakes surprises researchers - Green - News - Catholic Online

DISCOVERY SUGGESTS LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS: Ecosystems found in Arctic lakes surprises researchers - Green - News - Catholic Online

ISIS Horrors and Just War Teaching | The American Spectator

ISIS Horrors and Just War Teaching | The American Spectator

An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins | J. D. Flynn | First Things

An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins | J. D. Flynn | First Things

Satanists Return Stolen Host to Archbishop Coakley | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Satanists Return Stolen Host to Archbishop Coakley | Daily News | NCRegister.com

21 August, 2014

Priests Are People, Too | CatholicVote.org

Priests Are People, Too | CatholicVote.org

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor' - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor' - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

The Reason for Our Hope: Arms Up!

The Reason for Our Hope: Arms Up!

BREAKING: Archbishop Coakley Files Lawsuit Against Black Mass Organizers | Daily News | NCRegister.com

BREAKING: Archbishop Coakley Files Lawsuit Against Black Mass Organizers | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Canadian Medical Association votes on euthanasia resolution.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Canadian Medical Association votes on euthanasia resolution.

Neanderthals, humans may have coexisted for thousands of years - Technology & Science - CBC News

Neanderthals, humans may have coexisted for thousands of years - Technology & Science - CBC News

"Bioethicist" Richard Dawkins: It's "Immoral" Not to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome | LifeNews.com

"Bioethicist" Richard Dawkins: It's "Immoral" Not to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome | LifeNews.com

19 August, 2014

Doctors debate end-of-life care at CMA meeting | CTV News

Doctors debate end-of-life care at CMA meeting | CTV News

Four More Presuppositions that Challenge the Modern Evangelist « Archdiocese of Washington

Four More Presuppositions that Challenge the Modern Evangelist « Archdiocese of Washington

Pope 'Deeply Saddened' Over News of Relatives Killed in Accident |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Pope 'Deeply Saddened' Over News of Relatives Killed in Accident |Blogs | NCRegister.com

A million gather for Pope's mass in Seoul: “Korea’s first apostles” were lay martyrs - Vatican Insider

A million gather for Pope's mass in Seoul: “Korea’s first apostles” were lay martyrs - Vatican Insider

Second World War sex slaves seek comfort from Pope decades after they were forced into brothels | National Post

Second World War sex slaves seek comfort from Pope decades after they were forced into brothels | National Post

Archbishop Gomez: Jesus Has Social-Media Tips for Church | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Archbishop Gomez: Jesus Has Social-Media Tips for Church | Daily News | NCRegister.com

A Transfigured Faith

A Transfigured Faith

A Transfigured Faith

A Transfigured Faith

18 August, 2014

Ten Thousand Places: Capsizing the Good Ship Lollypop

Ten Thousand Places: Capsizing the Good Ship Lollypop: O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me, or like a lion they will tear me apart; they will drag...

16 August, 2014

Francis homily at beatification Mass for 124 Korean martyrs | National Catholic Reporter

Francis homily at beatification Mass for 124 Korean martyrs | National Catholic Reporter

RIP Robin Williams:

Robin Williams died? See what happens when you go away for a retreat in the middle of nowhere? You miss all the big news where it happens.

Actually, strange as it may seem, I'm still up in the bush in the middle of nowhere... although I'm now lodged in at the owners camp and not alone in a cabin... because due to four straight days of rain and low clouds, the plane coming to pick me up has been grounded and can't fly in to bring me home. 

Now being weather stranded in the Canadian Shield is hardly uncommon so that's not exactly what I find strange. I find it strange that in a cabin in the middle of nowhere - hundreds of kilometers by air to the nearest town or village - and I can still be connected to  the world and learn that Robin Williams committed suicide after receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. That miles and miles from the nearest hydro or telephone line, I can be connected to the outside world with modern satelite technology and an internet account. Not only that, but with a GPS, I could call in the exact coordinates for help should an emergency arise that required medical attention using the Skype app on the owner's iPad. 100 years ago this was 'Dr. Livingston I presume?' territory. Today Livingston could call out to order a pizza! Delivery might be a bit of an issue, but if Amazon gets those drones up in the air delivering parcels, it might be too long before one could reach this deep into the Canadian wilderness.

Marshall McCluhan was right. Communications has indeed created a 'global village' where just about anyone can call someone else just about any place on the planet and at worst have to leave a message in someone's voice mailbox. It's pretty amazing.

Now what would be really amazing IMHO  would be for the clouds to finally break and the plane come in to bring me home. That's going to feel pretty amazing indeed after 7 days of sleeping on a bunk or a cot!

Fr. Tim



RIP Robin Williams:

09 August, 2014

Time for my annual retreat

G'Day folks:  I will be going on retreat this coming week up to a secluded cabin up in Northwest Quebec where there are no phones, TV's, radios, electricity, or internet. All there is is peace and quiet, bush, water, and privacy. In other words... heaven on earth! (IMHO)

I will be praying for all of you and ask you for the same. I'll resume posting here 'Where the Rubber Hits the Road' beginning next Friday, August 15th when I return to civilization.

Have a great and blessed week!!!

The Sacred Page: Iraq: A round up of horrific stories

The Sacred Page: Iraq: A round up of horrific stories

08 August, 2014

Saints and Sacrifices: Maximilian Kolbe and Edith Stein at Auschwitz

Saints and Sacrifices: Maximilian Kolbe and Edith Stein at Auschwitz

This Catholics Come Home video is bringing thousands back to the Church, see why!

This Catholics Come Home video is bringing thousands back to the Church, see why!

Law and morality in public discourse - Catholic Philly

Law and morality in public discourse - Catholic Philly

Pope asks for international action to help Iraq's persecuted Christians | National Catholic Reporter

Pope asks for international action to help Iraq's persecuted Christians | National Catholic Reporter

Patriarch Sako: Iraqi Christians ‘Risk a Real Genocide’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Patriarch Sako: Iraqi Christians ‘Risk a Real Genocide’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis continuing church revival | Morris Daily Herald

Pope Francis continuing church revival | Morris Daily Herald

Pope’s Protestant friend dies, but push for unity lives - World - The Boston Globe

Pope’s Protestant friend dies, but push for unity lives - World - The Boston Globe

Ten Thousand Places: The Most Helpful Thing

Ten Thousand Places: The Most Helpful Thing: Abba Anthony also said, "Our life and our death is with our neighbour. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandaliz...

05 August, 2014

Shopping Mall Forbids Prayer Over Meals - WOW! If this is accurate, it's a sad commentary on our times if even privately saying grace over a meal is expressly prohibited in a shopping mall food court!

Shopping Mall Forbids Prayer Over Meals

C.S. Lewis (one of my favorite writers) on why he cannot be an atheist


Should Ryan Anderson Be Allowed to Vote? - An interesting look at the hostility that's starting to afflict those who promote the faith and the values that underpin it

Should Ryan Anderson Be Allowed to Vote? | CatholicVote.org

19 Ways to Let Your Parish Priest Know You Appreciate Him: An excellent list of ways to help support we priests in our ministry!

19 Ways to Let Your Parish Priest Know You Appreciate Him - FOCUS Blog

What the ‘end of celibacy’ would mean to the Catholic church - The Globe and Mail

What the ‘end of celibacy’ would mean to the Catholic church - The Globe and Mail

Fr. Robert Barron's Word On Fire - How to Achieve the Martha/Mary Balance

Fr. Robert Barron's Word On Fire - How to Achieve the Martha/Mary Balance

Book author surprised to receive letter from the Vatican - Local - Nova News Now

Book author surprised to receive letter from the Vatican - Local - Nova News Now

Canada’s bishops call on Christians to commemorate the Great War by committing to peace - Vatican Insider

Canada’s bishops call on Christians to commemorate the Great War by committing to peace - Vatican Insider

Pope Francis: ‘Put the Needs of the Poor Ahead of Our Own’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis: ‘Put the Needs of the Poor Ahead of Our Own’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

United Nations warns of growing humanitarian crisis with ISIS overtaking Iraqi towns - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online

United Nations warns of growing humanitarian crisis with ISIS overtaking Iraqi towns - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online

02 August, 2014

Rights bring responsibilities – As seen in a Subaru Commercial « Archdiocese of Washington

Rights bring responsibilities – As seen in a Subaru Commercial « Archdiocese of Washington

Report: Forty Five Christian Churches and Institutions Destroyed Since ISIS Established Caliphate - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online

Report: Forty Five Christian Churches and Institutions Destroyed Since ISIS Established Caliphate - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online

The Strange Silences of a Very Talkative Pope: The latest from Sandro Magister

The Strange Silences of a Very Talkative Pope

The mystery of humour: Carleton University scientist investigates why we find things funny | National Post

The mystery of humour: Carleton University scientist investigates why we find things funny | National Post

New York Times Reporter: 'People Are Deserving of Incivility' - What Christian bloggers face from many in the media and in the blogosphere.

New York Times Reporter: 'People Are Deserving of Incivility'

All That Really Matters is How Much You Love Jesus?

All That Really Matters is How Much You Love Jesus?

Harper's Holy See appointment compared 9/11 deaths to North American abortion rates: report - The Globe and Mail

Harper's Holy See appointment compared 9/11 deaths to North American abortion rates: report - The Globe and Mail

Reconciliation is the way of God's kingdom | Pembroke Daily Observer

Reconciliation is the way of God's kingdom | Pembroke Daily Observer

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