From the Office of Readings for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
All this he submitted to for our sakes, that salvation might be ours. And suffer he did, verily and indeed; just as he did verily and indeed raise himself again.
From the letter of St Ignatius of Antioch to Smyrna.
For the month of FEBRUARY, 2015 the Papal prayer intentions are:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.
Michelle Grattan, from The Conversation website, takes a look at the results of the yesterday’s Queensland State election and the possible significant federally for the current Prime Minister and his Liberal/National Coalition.
— Michelle Grattan (@michellegrattan) January 31, 2015
The current Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia has told the Australian public that the efforts of those who are being touted as possible replacements for him are only successful because he’s a ‘good captain’.
The Prime Minister needs to be careful in saying things that that, because, logically, it also means that when other members of ‘his team’ get it wrong it’s because he’s a ‘bad captain’.
Abbott says performances of potential leadership rivals Bishop and Turnbull are the result of their "good captain". http://t.co/0MB5prkNAW
— smh.com.au (@smh) January 30, 2015
From the Office of Readings for the Memorial of St John Bosco, Priest:
If we want to be thought of as men who have the real happiness of our pupils at heart and who help each to fulfil his role in life, you must never forget that you are taking the place of parents who love their children. I have always worked, studied, and exercised my priesthood out of love for them. And not I alone, but the whole Salesian Order.
I recommend to you the love Saint Paul had for his new converts. When he found them inattentive and responsive to his love, that same love led him to tears and prayers.
From the letters of St John Bosco.
The editorial from last Saturday’s The Saturday Paper just about sums up the current Federal Government relationship with truth, public access to information, and legitimate right of the citizenry of the Commonwealth of Australia to know what their government is up to.
If it wasn’t so serious, it would actually be amusing.
Worse than their tendency to lie is the govt's vicious campaign to prevent the access of contrary information. http://t.co/2uaKkIRcdy
— The Saturday Paper (@SatPaper) January 28, 2015
I spent some time this evening (finally) reading last Saturday’s edition of The Saturday Paper (essentially so that I didn’t get too far behind once tomorrow’s edition arrives) and came across this rather disturbing story on the way in which US law and regulations are subverting the laws of various jurisdictions here in the Commonwealth of Australia.
While I fully grasp and understand the national security implications, I find it profoundly disturbing that we are, to some degree, being colonised by another legal system almost by stealth.
Unless we are in reality already one of the states of the United States of America…
— The Saturday Paper (@SatPaper) January 23, 2015