Monday, May 10, 2010

In the Torchlight for May 9, 2010

Torchlight Post
This week's post wasn't from last week, but actually follows here. Two other contenders were Shaq's reminder about Haiti and nature's greatest gift, which is fitting in light of Mother's Day.

Fr. John Corapi has been fond of saying that the Rosary is a primary weapon in the current battle of good vs. evil. After all, to pray the rosary is to pray the Gospel, which is to pray Jesus Christ. What could be a more powerful complement to the Sacraments than that?

Or perhaps you prefer a less martial, more literal, image for the Rosary, like a spiritual bouquet to be nurtured and maintained. Regardless, there can be little doubt that today's bishops could use some help. Rosary for the Bishop is a program that aims to give aid and show support for our Catholic Bishops. From their web site:

The effort began at Christmas of 2005 in Madison Wisconsin as a Spiritual Bouquet for Bishop Robert Morlino. Lay Catholics from around the Diocese of Madison could sign up online to pray one rosary per month for the Bishop.

After two years, over 300 people were praying one Rosary per month for Bishop Morlino year-round, with at least five Rosaries being prayed every day.

At the end of 2009, the organizers of Madison's Rosary for the Bishop campaign, inspired by the success in Madison, decided to expand the program to all Dioceses in the United States. The Rosary for the Bishop website was overhauled to accommodate this change, as well as adding a number of new features, such as Twitter integration.

(HHT: Real Men Pray the Rosary)
Recent Items from the News Digest:
  • According to a recent poll, Republicans and independents prioritize immigration as an issue, while Democrats place more importance on financial reform. The lines may have been drawn for November.
  • MN Republican candidate for governor, Tom Emmer, was chastised for missing a "green debate." Of course, his son's First Communion was a higher priority for him, as it should have been.
  • Ernie Harwell, the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame announcer, died at 92 after a bout with cancer. May he rest in peace.
  • A Phillies fan was Tased after jumping onto the field and doing a minute's worth of open field running. You can check out the video here.
  • Buffet turns into one more corporate bubble. At Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, it seems the Sage of Omaha is getting away from himself.
  • Backlash over bailing out Greece became a factor in a German state vote. Could it be that the Tea Party is not just for America anymore? Not likely.
"In the Torchlight" is a weekly post that is part of Sunday Snippets. Sunday Snippets is a Catholic carnival that is hosted each week by RAnn at This, That and the Other Thing. This week's carnival is focused on the Rosary including, from Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, a comic book version of the story of St. Dominic and the Rosary.

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