To the Wonder is the new film by American filmmaker Terrence Malick. Malick’s last film was the Oscar-nominated The Tree of Life (2011). Although I had some reservations about Tree of Life, I did appreciate the fact that a mainstream American movie dealt with the theme of Christian spirituality, and received widespread critical acclaim. To the Wonder is very much a companion piece to Tree of Life. While Tree explores faith in a family dealing with loss, Wonder deals with faith in the lives of a couple, Neil [...]
The Province of St. Martin de Porres, Order of Preachers joyfully announces the ordination of their brothers Augustine Joseph DeArmond, O.P. & Thomas Christopher Schaefgen, O.P. to the Order of the Priesthood by the Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. Bishop of Memphis, Tennessee Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 am St. Peter Church 190 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38103 Reception to follow. RSVP 901-527-8282 Fr. Augustine will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 23, at 11:00AM – also at St. Peter’s.
Dear Brothers, Both Jerry and David acquitted themselves well with Aquinas Institute President David Caron presiding over the evening Commencement ceremony and Liturgical Theologian Jerry Austin receiving a lifetime honorary degree and offering an absolutely outstanding presentation focused on the harvest and meaning of Vatican II and the seminal theological work of his teacher Yves Congar. Congratulations! Fraternally in Christ Ascended, Chris
Dear Sisters and Brothers, At Christ Church in St. Louis four of our brothers from the Central and Southern Provinces were Ordained. Here is a photo of friends of newly ordained Deacon Peter Damian Harris, O. P. Also, two Central Province Prov. friars were ordained to the Diaconate, fr Jude & fr Luke and also ordained to the Presbyterate from St Albert’s Province was fr Nick Monco, O.P. It proved a memorable celebration with Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Rice presiding and preaching. Fraternally in Christ Resurrected and Ascended, [...]
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – There had been much speculation about Benedict’s health in recent days. The last time he was seen by in public, March 23, Benedict appeared frailer and thinner than when he left the Vatican on his final day as pope three weeks earlier. Always a man with a purposeful walk, Benedict shuffled tentatively that day, using his cane. “He is a man who is not young: He is old and his strength is slowly ebbing,” Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi said this [...]