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September 2006
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September 30, 2006

A blog of note

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 7:52 pm

This Chesterteens blog is quite a concept.

One of the "lost entries" from when my blog was hacked mentioned my spontaneous project a while back where I had the free Linux program "Festival" read part of the Chesterton novel The Man Who Was Thursday to me.

The computer didn’t really annunciate all that well, and didn’t exactly let one know where a sentence began and ended as we naturally do when talking.  Still, it worked.  I’m sure Chesterton would have had a witty comment about my attempt to get the computer to read a book to me.

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September 25, 2006

Savvy Catholic

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 4:01 pm

A new message board for Catholic discussions:  SavvyCatholic

I’m a bit tired — fighting off a cold.

Enjoyed an episode of the old TV show "Sky King" last night. 

On the turntable recently:  Bruckner’s 4th Symphony.

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September 17, 2006

Ordaining bishop

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 8:27 pm

Here’s a brief biography of the bishop who ordained me:  Bishop Martin Holley.  There is a link at the bottom of the page concerning information about his coat of arms, which is worth reading.

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September 11, 2006

Marians remember 9/11

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 9:41 am

You can read an article from on some memories of Marians.

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September 10, 2006

Audio entertainment

Filed under: Audio and Video — Fr. John Larson @ 1:10 pm

My entertainment recommendation of the day… an episode of Gunsmoke – the radio drama.

I recently listened to "Indian Horse" and thought it was pretty good.

This recommendation is more for teens and adults – Gunsmoke was not a show designed for children.

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September 4, 2006

Blogging and magazines

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 2:43 pm

I generally get the feeling that blogging has lost some of its luster, and a number of blogs I check are being updated with less frequency.

I’ve been blogging since the summer of 2003. It’s starting to get a bit old.

I’m also a bit depressed knowing that Queen of All Hearts–a Catholic magazine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin–has ended its run of over 50 years. This means Immaculata is the last of a dying breed in the U.S.–i.e. magazines primarily focused on the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are still other magazines published in other countries such as Madre di Dio, but not all that many.

Still there is hope for the future. The ezine Mother of All Peoples continues to publish online, and perhaps there will be more like it in the future.

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September 3, 2006

B16 on Youth and Volunteering

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 6:46 pm

Source:  Papa Ratzinger Forum, Q&A WITH DIOCESAN PRIESTS OF ALBANO ON 8/31/06

"I think that the concept and experience of volunteer work is very important. Young people should not be left merely to indulging their diversions, but they should be given tasks in which they see that they are needed, in which they have a sense of doing something good for others.

"If they feel this impulse to do something good for humanity, for someone, for a group, then they will have a reason to involve themselves and will even find their own positive way of
getting involved, their own expression of the Christian ethic.

"It is very important that they find tasks that need their involvement, that enable them to render positive service inspired by Christ’s love, so that they themselves will look for the sources they can draw on to find the strength and the commitment for these services."

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