Friday, 18 September 2009

Feeling Bloggoflattened (new verb)

... work it out.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Film Night


Set in World War II, filmed in 2001.

Parish film night this Wednesday 16th September 2009 7:30 p.m. ~ usual place; sign up at the church entrance

Fundraising for St Mary Magdalen's Building Project

Nobody reads your blog unless...

... you read others. So it's symbiotic and inter-relational.

Blog Hiatus Oct 2008-2009

Sometimes it's nice to have some time off... but it's calling me again.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

one of those memes

1. Where is your cell phone? Insignificant.
2. Where is your significant other? Significant.
3. Your hair color? Brunette.
4. Your mother? Alive.
5. Your father? Dead.
6. Your favorite thing? Mass.
7. Your dream last night? Surreal.
8. Your dream/goal? Heaven.
9. The room you’re in? Lounge.
10. Your hobby? Singing.
11. Your fear? Publicity.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here.
13. Where were you last night? Home.
14. What you’re not? Humble.
15. One of your wish-list items? Humility.
16. Where you grew up? Europe.
17. The last thing you did? Blogged.
18. What are you wearing? Boots.
19. Your TV? Plasma.
20. Your pet? Chihuahuas.
21. Your computer? Fast.
22. Your mood? Philosophical.
23. Missing someone? Jesus.
24. Your car? What?
25. Something you’re not wearing? Anorak.
26. Favourite store? Waitrose.
27. Your summer? Indian.
28. Love someone? Yes.
29. Your favourite colour? Aquamarine.
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today.
31. Last time you cried? Sunday.

Tagging Joe Versus The Volcano...

The rules are to answer the questions with one word only.

Thanks to Maggie Clitheroe for the meme.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

widows and Gandhi

Parish Film Night ...


Wednesday 12th November
7:30 p.m.
same place

Sign up on the list at the church entrance

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Pray for England

[Photography by Lawrence OP]

HFE Bill update

In our society, the vulnerable are being sacrificed for the sake of the strong.

~ Dr. Peter Saunders, General Secretary of the Christian Medical Fellowship, and Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance.

Anything could happen in the HFE Bill scenario ... The most important thing to do now is pray.

~ Countess Josephine Quintavalle, co-founder of Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE)

This [HFE] Bill needs to be totally redrafted within an ethical framework.

~ Dr Louise Brown, Public Policy Consultant for Christian Concern for Our Nation (CCFON)

The name of the [HFE] Bill does not reflect the fact that it is about family, not embryology.

~ Rebecca Bensted, MA Law (Cam), advisor to the Family Law Review now undertaken by the Centre for Social Justice and committee member of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship

The House reconvenes on October 6th. It is likely the Third Reading and Report Stage of the HFE Bill will be scheduled for debate soon after - any time from October 13th onwards. This is now a crucial time to influence your MP.

It is overly cynical and naive to think that MPs are unconcerned about losing/gaining constituents now. The Crewe, Nantwich and Glasgow East By-Election defeats were devastating for Labour. The forthcoming Glenrothes by-election in Scotland, expected late October/early November, will be crucial to Gordon Brown's credibility. Combined with a possible leadership contest with David Miliband and/or James Purnell, MPs cannot afford to further alienate public opinion.

23 amendments have been laid for the Third Reading/Report Stage of the HFE Bill to date. Some are pro-life and pro-family; many are not. More amendments could be laid at the last minute, as late as on the day of the reading. It is unlikely all will be 'moved' for debate and voting - there are too many amendments and not enough time. It is up to the Speaker of the House, Michael Martin, whether they are moved. Therefore, it is important to focus on the most contentious issues of the Bill and contact your MP now.

What You Can Do:

[Photography by Catherine]

Monday, 22 September 2008

let's meet up

Blognic tomorrow in London: Tuesday 23rd September, 6-8 pm, with Fr. Z:

Details here

Providentially coinciding with the HFE Bill Conference 10am -4pm

Hope to see you there.

Friday, 19 September 2008

caged birds can sing

Parish movie night again:

THE CHORUS (Les Choristes)

Wednesday 1st October 2008
Same place; same time 7:30 p.m.

Sign up on the list at the church entrance

A must-see film.

Next film night here.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Who Would You Be In A.D. 1400?

Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test ...

The Prioress
You scored 13% Cardinal, 69% Monk, 53% Lady, and 41% Knight!

You are a moral person and are also highly intellectual. You like your solitude but are also kind and helpful to those around you. Guided by a belief in the goodness of mankind you will likely be christened a saint after your life is over.
You scored high as both the Lady and the Monk. You can try again to get a more precise description of either the Monk or the lady, or you can be happy that you're an individual.

Take the test

Thanks Aussie Coffee Shop

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Madonna Lactans

Galaktotrofousa (Madonna Lactans)
Monastery of St Heracles
Troodos mountains, Cyprus
Photography by jandudas, 2008