Sunday, October 25, 2009

Getting ready for All Hallows Eve...

To kick things off, here is an excellent sampling of the best writing I have found in my many searches for all things authentically Catholic about All Hallow's Eve. Like me, you will probably want to go check out Ray Bradbury's fiction after you explore Fitzpatrick's comments on his blog. I like the idea of a modern writer who does not find himself mired down in the muck of modernism. The quote below, as well as the swell vintage postcard, can be found here at "Recta Ratio":

The celebration of the day is Celtic and Christian. It is the dying time of the year, with the harvest almost all in now, and even the green leaves of summer suddenly blazing into brilliant color and then dropping to the ground. The days are growing notably colder and shorter. It is the appropriate time to recall our dead, to think about, and to pray for the all the dead. The merry season of Christmas lies ahead. But, as the liturgical year winds down over the next 5 weeks, let us pause to recall death. It is the first of the Four Last Things, after all. --G. Thomas Fitzpatrick

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions and new blog

Going over here to see a new blog. I copied the Holy Father's October intentions from Catholic Culture website. Go here for the liturgical overview for the month:

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of October 2009

General: That Sunday may be lived as the day on which Christians gather to celebrate the risen Lord, participating in the Eucharist.

Missionary: That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the highest service they can offer humanity.