A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Catholic Carnival XXII

Journey from the Mount of Olives

As we begin Holy Week, we stand on the Mount of Olives, looking toward Jerusalem and thinking about all of what will happen on the journey before us.

In Holy Week and Easter Week, The Blog from the Core provides some "links to sermons by Cardinal Newman for Holy Week and Easter Week."

In The Minds of the Faithful, Toward Contemplation (my other blog) passes on a reminder from Pope St. Leo the Great for us to pay special attention to the readings during this “season of the Lord’s Passion.”

In Terri. John Paul II. Lucia. George W. Bush. Mary, The Anchoress has a post that's "about All of them, and Holy Week, and there being no accidents."

In Our Savior, HMS Blog has "a reflection on what the Palm Sunday Mass readings tell us about why Jesus was rejected and killed."

In The Week of Renewed Creation, Crusader of Justice reflects on the "symbolism of Holy Week in comparison with the 7 days of creation in Genesis."

Now we start down the mountain, walking toward Jerusalem. Ahead of us on the road is Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

In The Mysteries of Faith, The Paragraph Farmer offers "a self-contained continuation of my friendly argument with a high-profile Southern Baptist theologian over the role of Mary in the church."

We pass by a soldier on guard, keeping the peace.

In Leviticus 19:16 Protect Your Neighbor as Yourself, HerbEly says that "Chapter 19 of the book of Leviticus supplies several examples of what it means to love one's neighbor as oneself (and that) verse 16 implies that love of neighbor might require the use of force to defend another's life."

We look around to see who else might be on the road.

In Broadening Horizons, Ales Rarus says, "I have access to more conservative blogs than I care to read. Can anyone recommend some good moderate or liberal Christian blogs? I'm looking for blogs that support traditional, orthodox (heck, call it conservative if you wish) Christianity and moderate or liberal politics (within reason)."

We walk on into the dark valley.

In But you do not always have me, A Penitent Blogger reflects on a recent tragic death and a difficult Gospel passage.

In Dachau: Mortal Agony, North Western Winds has a post "about Dachau, which was a Nazi Concentration camp located right in Germany (not Poland). Many Catholics resistors of the Nazis were concentrated and imprisoned there. Many of them were priests and many suffered through Malaria experiments. I don't think this is well known, so I did up a post on it, using links to a good memorial site."

In The Murder of Terri (Day 1): Leaders Must Lead—Not Merely Plead, Catholics in the Public Square posts "a final note to the Republican leadership. You have to win this one. Issue whatever subpoena, call whatever witnesses, pass whatever emergency bill, but don't let this woman die."

In The Murder of Terri (Day 2): A Crime of Violence, Times Against Humanity recalls "the hell to which Terri is being subjected by an unfaithful husband and nation" by passing on CURE advisor Fr. Rob Johansen's revisiting of "the infamous Exit Protocol, a 'recipe for murder' concocted by hospice executioners."

In The Murder of Terri (Day 3): Will the Sacrifice of Many Save One?, Life Matters! wonders, "Congress has surrendered countless lives in further weakening an already compromised bill, ostensibly to save one life, but will it do so? And who will defend the next victim and the next hundred victims, whose deaths will be imposed far from the public attention that Terri has attained?"

We come to stand at the foot of the cross.

A Java applet Cross for Terri Schiavo has been erected in Notes.

A blessed Holy Week to all.