Hi Sandi,My name is George Watters and my wife Yvonne and myself feormd a new company in Canadaand we are now the Canadian connection to the Largest Titanic Gift store in Europe -White Star Momentos owned by 2 brothers Ed and Stephen Larkin.I came across your website while surfing the web about more stories on the RMS Titanic.We have already celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Launch of the Titanic in Canada.With a 100th Anniversary Cruise celebration of that magical day in Belfast.That was back on the 31st May this year. We sold out the cruise in Toronto harbour and had over 200 people on board the Jubilee Cruise ship in Toronto Harbour.On board we had 2 living relatives of the 2 wireless operators who were on board the RMS Titanicon the maiden voyage. Andrew Phillips is a relative of Jack Philips and we also have on board a Terry Wilson who is related to Harold Bride the other operator who survived the sinking.Also on board was Alan Hustak a author of the book Titanic The Canadian Story.Everyone on board that evening had a wonderful time listening to a good friend of mine Hugo Straney who is an entertainer from Toronto. Hugo like myself is originally from Belfast sothat is were the connection is for me opening up this new business.Please check out my new website for more info rmstitanic.ca and while on board you should also check out whitestarmomentos website.I hope to hear from you in the near future.We are hoping to have another Titanic Cruise in Toronto Harbour next April as long as the weather cooperates.Please keep in touch.from another Titanic fanGeorge WattersWatters Marketing Inc.Tel: 905-668-2135
This is part of what appeared in my local (Western Australia) Catholic newspapers this week:-Rectors of Seminaries around Australia have been impressed with increasing student numbers across the country as the new study year began on February 9th. St. Charles Seminary in Guilford (that's our Seminary) now has 22 resident students, including 8 new enrolments for 2009 and a further two completing their studies in Rome. Sydney's Seminary of The Good Shepherd has 49 - more than double the 2001 figure, including 13 new enrolments this year.Melbourne's Corpus Christi College also has 49 including 9 first -years. Parramatta's Holy Spirit started last year with 11 students and there are a further five still discerning with the local vocations director.Vianney College in Wagga Wagga NSW, has a record 22 students currently in residence, including five new enrolments this year.The two Missionary Seminaries of the Neo-catechumenal Way in Australia - Redemptoris Mater in Morley 19 (here in Perth) and 20 in Sydney, with students from Australia, the US, Africa, Europe and Asia.And, I would like to add to Bernadette's observation. The list of churches in the Archdiocese of Perth with Eucharistic Adoration, fills a whole page in The Record.There are four parishes with PERMANENT 24hr a day Adoration. JARay
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Hi Marc: Pray for an unsaved members of my family. God can and does work miracles and that is what I am praying for this season, that God will touch his heart. I am and will continue to pray for you and your family as you await God's direction where he wants you to minister. Of course, I am hoping it is in Florida because I miss you guys so much.
I would love to go to the Olympics but you have to pay too much. I wish I was rich so I could go to the Olympics. The Olympic mascots are Wenlock and Mandeville and they are relaly nice to each other because they are best friends.
Dear Julian, it had been a very long time not talking to you, your good and crcitial article deserves every politicians, church or non- church leaders,laymen, journalists and NGO peoples etc etc to read it. You have a very in-depth understandings and analysis of those very complicated power dynamics in the context of the faith seeking. Except Ho Pak Leung, I know the other two candidates personally and observed them with a more inside knowledge and life experiences, so happened, they are also CUHK alumni. From my humble knowledge and understanding, the " faith " being revealed by Rev. So as you mentioned with this particular case,to my judgement,is a distorted picture of Christian Faith, NOT the authentic one. No one in the world, that they can able to claim themselves as represent the true and unfailing picture of Christ's love, unconditional acceptances and hope. Continue your good writing and very thought provoking journey. Take care, Mau Chi wang
Hey Joe,I want to thanks Pope Benedict XVI for his service to the Catholic Church. For the time that he has been pontiff, he has been courageous, not just on determining with clarity that he was no longer able to assume his duty as Pope, but he was able to write a few encyclicals, books and I think he has been a good Pope despite the negative news. I'm assuming it was his personality; it's hard to truly convey what he is thinking or feeling, if the medias are all in control of the message and it's interpretation, that is not really going to help, but now that he has resigned, I can understand it's because he prefer praying, reading books, it seems that a life of prayer is better suited for him than the life of traveling abroad, conferences, dinners, meetings etc., and he was old.My hope for the next Pope, is that it's not just the smartest man in the room but someone who can reach out to people, present himself and his faith in a way that will bring a renewal in the Catholic Church. The best way to do accomplish that is not just to lecture us, that doesn't work anymore it seems, and people have disdain to be treated like that, I think what people wants, is a Pope who is able to reach to their minds and hearts. If he's able to do that, people will really love him and will connect with him and perhaps there will be a renewal of some kind.
Julie, thank you for posting your quiotesn and response. This has been something that I have been struggling with as well. On one hand I know that the Church sees marriage as joining of 2 souls to become 1 with one of the main focus of that marriage is to have children. On the other hand, I see nothing wrong with being able to designate someone you love as being able to make medical decisions for you if you are unable, ability to avoid estate taxes when a person you lived with for 30 years passes away or have someone you can confide in. With the way the laws are set up the only way to achieve this is through marriage (unless you can afford a lawyer to prepare legal documents and this will only take care of some of these issues). The Church is not against love. It isn't against two people of the same sex living a life together. What it is against is sex between two men or two women because that type of sex is not capable of producing children. So the way I see it is there are really 2 separate issues here that people are confusing as one. The Church is arguing that marriage between 2 men or 2 women is not right in God's eyes because no children can come of that marriage. Don't forget we refer to God as Our Father and Mary as Blessed Mother. The gay right movement is focused on the legal benefits of marriage. Being able to visit a partner in the hospital, avoiding tax penalties, provide health insurance to someone they love. I personally believe the gay right movement focusing on marriage and not civil unions is because they feel they would not be treated equally (it would be like a second class marriage). I do see the argument for this. We know how the south was segregated for so many years and how separate but equal was not truly equal. To me the real way to solve this to provide an easy way for someone to designate another that they would like to have the legal ability to make decisions (health, legal or otherwise), ability to designate one person (other then one's children) that they would like to add to their health care plan, and the right to provide the house 2 people have shared for years to avoid being taxed outrageously when the other person passes. To me this would be more inline with what Jesus would be in favor of. Don't forget that Jesus told John to take care of Mary after He rose from the dead. In our current legal and health system, John would not have been able to visit Mary if she was in the hospital or make legal decisions if she was not able to do so. I personally don't think that is what Jesus would have wanted and we should look for a way to provide the benefits that have been attached to those that are married in the government eyes to those that do not fit into the one man/one women marriage role, but to those that are single and want to select their best friend of 20 years or two men or two women that chose to share a life together. As Catholics, we need to stop believing that the best way to stop sin is through the legal system and start looking for ways to support and truly show love to one another.
You may think this is good news. I am a Canadian and I think it is pathetic that ayonne should care what a crumbling, corrupt organization has to say about anything. Any other organization, which is not based in religious superstition, would not get away with the level of arrogance, pedophilia, misogyny and homophobia.
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 4:07 pmHappiness. No one rejects, dkesiils, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man
Father--Your suggesting that we need to examine our own personal motives for our actions struck me as something I need to work at. Maybe I'll learn why I think of myself as the like the son in a parable who said, "No" to his father, but later went out to the fields to work: Am I doing the things Jesus asked only because I know I should? Is that enough? I fear not! Thank you for giving me insight that may help me become kind and loving without having to weigh the pros and cons.
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Fr Jim was responsible for bringing me into the fold of Mill Hill Missionaries and always dedicated himself to inspiring young men to the priesthood. The diocese of Ngong where Fr.Jim worked is now full of local priests whom Jim was largely responsible for mentoring and supporting at a time when there were no African priests in the Diocese. RIP a great missionary!