Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Here's the Texas Home School Coalition Review, August 2010 edition.

Now, folks, here's their fine election year message.

"Less than 5% of Texas home educators support THSC's battle for home school freedoms, but 100% reap the benefits.

"Join the fight by participating in our Membership Drive!

"Renew or become a member and receive a free gift.

"Recruit 10 new members and earn a lifetime membership...

"Go to for details."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 31, 2010.

And Ms. Janie B. Cheaney of World magazine asks:

The End of Accomplishment?

"With bureaucracy's triumph over excellence, big and important projects have stalled."

A brief excerpt:

"The Apollo program required, first, a vision: a science - fiction dream that could conceivably come true.

"Next it took a leader with the presence and charisma to strike the spark.

"And finally it took subordinates who caught the vision and pooled their talents to embody mathematical equations in steel and fire.

"The rest is history, but history may have turned downhill.

"Bruce Charlton, blogger and university professor, believes it did ...I suggest the real reason we have not been to the moon since 1972 is that we cannot any longer do it. Humans have lost the capability...

"That's a depressing thought...

"But one mighty force remains, of individual souls freed from bondage, pledged to a common cause, inspired by a common vision, under perfect leadership.

"It's called the church and the gates of hell will not prevail against, much less the muddle of bureaucracy.

"Where human progress falters, there the church rises.

"We have God's word on that; it's time to believe it.."

YOU BET!! :)

Civil War Historical Apocrypha? :)

Remark attributed to General Sherman when he was responding to criticism of General Grant's reputation for depending heavily on the advice and council of that legendary bad 'ole General John Barleycorn:

"Well, gentlemen, it's like this: Grant stood beside me when everyone was accusing me of being crazy. So now it's my turn to stand beside him when everyone is saying he's a drunk."

Monday, July 26, 2010

May 29, 2010.

The Vatican's Promoter of Justice Msgr. Charles Scicluna, who was recently ...

"[T]he point man in the Vatican's investigation into the sex crimes of Legion of Christ founder Fr. Marcial Maciel...

"... dared to suggest that clerical sex abusers will be punished with eternal hellfire ..."

Adapted from the New Oxford Review. July - August 2010.

"Benedict is right to note that priests are in need of pastoral care for themselves.

"Perhaps even more so than laymen,if one puts credence in the recent remarks made by Msgr. Scicluna, the Vatican Promoter of Justice.

"At a May 29 holy hour of reparation for victims of clerical abuse at St. Peter's Basilica, Scicluna, the point man in the Vatican's investigation into the sex crimes of Legion of Christ founder Fr. Marcial Maciel, dared to suggest that clerical sex abusers will be punished with eternal hellfire.

"In fact, he went further, hinting that their state of damnation will be more terrible than that of laymen.

"Quoting Pope St. Gregory the Great's interpretation of the ominous millstone passage in Mark 9:42, Msgr. Scilcuna said: After having taken a profession of holiness, anyone who destroys others through words or deeds would have been better off if their misdeeds had caused them to die in secular dress, rather than, through their holy office, being imposed as an example for others in their sins. Without a doubt, if they had fallen all by themselves, their suffering in Hell would be easier to bear.

"Sobering words indeed; and an important reminder of the awesome responsibilities entrusted to men consecrated to God..."

A Spiritual Marine Corps early a.m. basic training exercise?

At St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church?

Brackettville, Texas?

As of 6:30 a.m. this Monday morning?

YES!! :)

Bulletin's Second Announcement:

"Training for New Altar Servers July 26 - July 30, 2010 from 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

"If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Janie DeHoyos or Mrs. Elizabeth Goebel at their respective phone numbers"



Operation Palace Guard / Friendly Enablers.

Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church.

Box 95
301 Ann Street.

Brackettville, Texas 78832,

Original published source is the Parish Bulletin labeled:

"The Weekend of Saturday July 24th & Sunday July 25th, 2010.

"Serving in the Following Ministries.

"The Collection Counters for Aug. 1, 2010.

"Allen Kreiger, Jaime Ballew, Lydia Tipps."

Second Sunday Mass well - served at Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church.

Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas.


Sunday. July 25, 2010. 10:30 a.m. Mass. Team: Ms. Brittney Castilla & Mr. J.T. Rosas.

July 26. Feast Day of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne.

Parents of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.

Friday, July 23, 2010

"Glitzy new buildings can't outshine campus heritage"

And The UTEP Prospector's Ms. Vanessa Juarez has the story!

¡Adelante, Vanessa!

Excerpt from original article published (online) Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

"Today's front page is shared by a story on the exciting new expansion of the Swimming and Fitness Center and another article about a historic campus gem still being used by students for research.

"Placing those stories side by side was completely coincidental and I didn't even realize the symbolic significance of it until I began to think about how important remembering our campus heritage is just as UTEP, full of ambitions and big dreams, steps into the future.

"I can't help but appreciate historical buildings like the Kidd Memorial Seismological Observatory, which was completed in 1957.

"The hallways of Old Main, one of the original buildings constructed as part of the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1914, are still frequently treaded by students who have class there.

"Everyday we sit in the same classrooms that students living through the Great Depression, World War II and the Vietnam War did.

"For me at least, it's inspiring to know that I'm part of a long tradition of Miners from UTEP and that I'm enjoying the same campus they did.

"When I was a young girl, I remember going on field trips to UTEP and being amazed at how it sprawled for acres.

"UTEP has certainly changed since then and will continue to.

"In the midst of all that that excitement for what the future holds, it's important to never forget where we came from and how deep our roots run..."

Way, to go, Vanessa! :)

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

June 23. Feast Day of Saint Bridget of Sweden.

Lety's nephew Roland Rivas claims primo Raul has dropped Angelo State U.

Says Raul has opted for SWJC Uvalde, instead.


This morning BHS Personalities Sahara and Mercedes and Adam and Robert united in refusing to confirm or deny Roland's special Super S. Report! :)


Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Circling the wagons," Canadian Catholic style!

"Msgr. Bernard Prince continued for more than a decade in a prestigious Vatican post after...

"...two cardinals, and perhaps five other bishops, knew...

"... he had been credibly accused of homosexual abuse..."

"Circling the wagons," Canadian Catholic style!

"[H]e always invited young people, especially boys, to come down to [his Canadian hometown] cottage to go swimming....

"Most often in public, Prince would wear casual clothes...

"When news first broke about the allegations in 2006, for the most part the [Canadian rural] community supported Prince and questioned the validity of the charges..."

These snippets are from Jeff Ziegler's report in The Catholic World Report, July 2010.

Finally, we are told:

"[T]he victim told CWR, When news first broke about the allegations in 2006, for the most part the community supported Prince and questioned the validity of the charges. As the investigation continued and Prince's subsequent guilty pleas and prison sentence [followed] in 2008, there was a noticeable change in the community's attitude ... Many older residents, who had proudly placed [a picture] of Prince and Pope John Paul II in their homes, removed that picture and in many cases, burnt it..."

Well??!! :)

Humm ... I guess you might say that:

Unlike Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish right here in Brackettville, Texas 78832 -- whether 15 years ago or for that matter right here and right now, since sex & money scandals are oftentimes two sides of the same coin -- those good Canadian Catholic people finally woke up... :)

"Circling the wagons against the common enemy," American Catholic style!

"I am a permanent deacon, having been ordained in 1974.

"I am also the father of a clergy abuse victim.

"When my son revealed his abuse to us years ago, we were horrified..."

"When his claims were made public, we were vilified --

"-- prayer vigils held for the accused, fundraisers for his defense, poison pen letters, eggs thrown at the house, and other things too numerous to mention..."

Brief snippets from a letter to the editor of the Homiletic & Pastoral Review June / July 2010 issue detailing the personal experience of the Rev. Mr. Patrick J. Goles, Deacon, Archdiocese of Baltimore. Bel Air, Maryland.

Then, finally!

"..Ultimately, two things happened: another victim came forth, and the priest finally confessed, and we got a new ordinary, who immediately reached out to my son and my family...."

July 22. Feast Day of Saint Mary Magdalene.

Likewise this is the day for a big parish - wide mitote for parishioners at St. MM's here in Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Starting with Mass @ 5:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner.

"B - there, or B - square" :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Europeans and Americans sometimes act like they think people in Africa are still living in trees..."

But, again, I would not call this racism...

"Racism is a pursued policy, a program or line of action..."

First - Round Pick for the next Pope??!!

Cardinal Peter Turkson

"We are the world"

"The editors interview Cardinal Peter Turkson."

Adapted from U.S. Catholic August 2010.


"President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City.

"Former archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana.

"Former president of Ghana's Catholic Bishops' Conference."

"John Allen Jr. National Catholic Reporter says that he's destined to be an ecclesiastical star and perhaps even the first black pope, though Turkson says he wouldn't want the job..

"[H]e told Justice Magazine earlier this year, The truth is that our world is still too color sensitive. All that would make the work (of a black pope) more difficult.

Question by Editors of Cardinal Turkson:

"You are currently the highest - ranking African cardinal in the Roman Curia. How would you describe the state of racial justice within the church?

Cardinal Turkson's answer:

"I'm reluctant to equate lack of knowledge and familiarity between Europeans and Africans with racism, it's just that people don't know much about each other.

"Europeans and Americans sometimes act like they think people in Africa are still living in trees.

"Maybe that's from what they've seen in movies.

"People tell me that they don't know much about Ghana or Africa.

"Everyone is a product of their own culture.

"Many of the people I work with in the Vatican are sons and daughters of European and other cultures and they may not have been exposed much to Africa.

"I know that many people's ideas about Africa and Africans are generally negative.

"The competence and abilities of Africans are often doubted.

"This is challenging, and I need to prove myself of creditably leading and administering this vital office of the Vatican: the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace.

"This does not make me angry.

"I view it as a kind of ministry to help them overcome certain blind spots they have due to a lack of exposure.

"But, again, I would not call this racism.."

Next Question -- one w/an attitude!

By the editors reacting to all this:

"Aren't you being generous here? Isn't there a fine line between unfamiliarity and willful ignorance or racism?"

Cardinal Turkson's measured response:

"No, racism is a pursued policy, a program or line of action.

"It puts people in boxes and categories so you no longer see reality but only what you want to see.

"It's more intentional.

"In general I hesitate to describe manifestations of this unfamiliarity as intentional.

"I'll give people the benefit of the doubt, but if this attitude persists, then maybe I'll need to respond to your question differently.

"Still, just as some may doubt my competence, many others believe I will make a positive contribution in Rome ..."

Me, too! :)

Jesuit's magazine America. July 19 - 26, 2010.

"Vatican Faces Civil Challenges"

"Pope Benedict XVI and his key advisers are facing a long, hot summer of problem - solving and strategizing.

"A raid by Belgian police on the archdiocesan headquarters and residences near Brussels on June 24 left Vatican officials stunned and illustrated just how much the sexual abuse crisis has lowered the church's standing in the eyes of some civil authorities.

" The country's bishops were held for nine hours as police confiscated files, computers and cell phones.

"The ultimate affront came when the police drilled into the tombs of two dead cardinals and inserted cameras to look for supposed hidden documents.

"None were found.

"The police action brought sharp criticism from Pope Benedict, who was careful, however, to defend the right of civil authorities to investigate priestly sex abuse.

"Four days later, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling in Oregon that said the Vatican did not have immunity from potential liability for the actions of a priest accused of sexual abuse,,," ......

June 21. Feast Day of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Un athée serait mal a l'aise ici -- This is no place for an atheist."

Napoleon I -- the first time he went inside Cathedral of Chartres.

From the Jesuit magazine America. July 5 - 12, 2010.

July 20. Feast Day of Saint Apollinaris.

Before we had Jan Karon there was Miss Read and her "English Country Novels!"

This snippet is from pages 83 - 84 of Miss Read's Farther Afield, set in rural England and in the Mediterranean around 1970 or so.

Miss Read's friend Amy is driving her back from Amy's house in the village of Bent to Miss Read's home in Fair Acre on a really fine summer afternoon, right after a long, slow, overnight English summer rain.

"The next afternoon we drove from Bent to Fairacre.

"The rain had ceased leaving everything fresh and fragrant.

"Everywhere we looked there was rejoicing in the sunshine after the rain, and my spirits rose accordingly.

"As Fairacre drew nearer I grew happier and happier, until I broke into singing.

"Amy began to laugh. What an incorrigible home - bird you are, you remind me of Timmy Willie.

"I inquired When he was asked what he did when it rained in the country?

"[Q]uoted Amy, dodging a fat thrush in the road, When it rains, I sit in my little sandy burrow and shell corn and seeds...

" I finished for her And when the sun comes out again, you should see my garden and the flowers -- roses and pinks and pansies...

"[S]aid Amy I'm sorry for children who aren't brought up on Beatrix Potter. .. Look! There's St. Patrick's spire ahead. You'll be back in your burrow in two shakes ..." :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples, Italy??!!

Jesuit magazine
America. July 5 - 12, 2010.

"Cardinal of Naples Target of Probe"

"As Italian magistrates continue a wide - ranging investigation into public works contracts and suspected kickbacks, they have informed Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples that he is a subject of the investigation.

"The investigators are looking at contracts Cardinal Sepe made with government officials while he was head of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples from 2001 to 2006.

"Italian newspapers speculated that the cardinal sold property below market value to a government minister, who then allocated public funds for work on the Vatican building housing the congregation.

"There are also questions about how the cardinal helped a government official -- now under investigation -- find an apartment.

"In Naples on June 21 Cardinal Sepe said, I always did everything with maximum transparency .... I always acted in accordance with my conscience, having the good of the church as my only objective...."

Second Sunday Mass well - served at Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church.

In Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Sunday, July 18, 2010. 10:30 a.m. Mass. TEAM Mr. Nathan Pearson.

Most recent Parish Bulletin's Input on Altar Servers:


"Training for New Altar Servers.

"July 26 -- July 30, 2010 from 6:30 AM -- 8:00 AM.

"If you have any questions contact Mrs. Janie DeHoyos or Mrs Elizabeth Goebel at their respective phone numbers"

Operation Palace Guard / Friendly Enablers

Friendly Enablers: "Integrantes del mismo elenco -- muy dedicados en dar apoyo a la gente estfadora -- mediante de prestar sus nombres -- tal vez aún en el nombre de Dios Eterno. :)

Nota pedagógica: Por lo menos en un cierto sentido cultural, uno se puede traducir la frase "Collection Counters" aquí como nada más que unos cuantos "Tontos Utiles."

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Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish Church, Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Original source this week is the parish bulletin labeled:

"The Weekend of Saturday July 17th & Sunday July 18th, 2010."

"Serving in the Following Ministries.

"The Collection Counters for July 25, 2010

"Hector & Gloria Jimenez, Mike & Lupe Cortinas, Martha and Paul Fernandez."

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Presa Falcón en Tamaulipas tiene máximo histórico"

Adaptada de esta fuente original:

NOTIMEX / 07/16/2010 - 09:17 a.m.

"Torreón, Coahuila -- El nivel de agua de la Presa Falcón, de Tamaulipas, registra los niveles más altos de almacenamiento y ayer jueves sobrepasó la elevación de 94.04 metros por arriba del nivel medio del mar.

"Las estadísticas indican que este es el nivel más alto que se había registrado en más de medio siglo, después del que se presentó el día 19 de octubre de 1958, cinco años después de que se terminó de construir, reportó la Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas entre México y los Estados Unidos (CILA).

"Destacó que aunque la reserva de agua sigue aumentando porque continúan ingresando escurrimientos de los Ríos Bravo y Salado, lo viene haciendo a un menor ritmo y con tendencia de creciente lo que permiterá manejar de mejor manera los niveles en dicho embalse.

"Hasta este momento las descargas de la Presa Falcón hacia El Río Bravo permanecen en mil 700 metros cúbicos por segundo (m3/s).

"La Falcón, se localiza en Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, Tamaulipas -- Falcon Heights, Texas, preccisó el organismo binacional.

"El miércoles pasado por la tarde, en la presa de La Amistad de Ciudad Acuña, Cohauila, se redujeron las descargas al Río Bravo de 750 metros cúbicos por segundo (m3/s) a 370 m3/s, es decir, casi un 50%.

"Los comisionados de la CILA en México y Estados Unidos decidieron disminuir a la mitad el volumen del desfogue en el cuerpo de agua, por las condiciones de clima seco que prevalece en la mayor parte de la cuenca del Río Bravo.

"Al bajar el volumen del desfogue, aseguró la comisión, se beneficiará a las comunidades que se han visto afectadas [por los] aguas abajo de esa presa y reducirá parte de los flujos que ingresan a la Falcón.

"Días antes, del martes 6 al sábado 10 de julio, las descargas de La Amistad fueron en un rango de 1,000 m3/s, el más alto nivel de extracciones que se ha presentado desde 1974.

"Asimismo, [CILA] indicó que sigue monitoreando las alertas que emita el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) e informará las medidas precautorias conforme a los procedimientos de control de avenidas..."

July 16. Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua & UTEP.

Way back in 1995?

It was only three miles on foot from the old Hotel Sylvia to the UTEP College of Education Building...:)

"It is our problem -- now let's do something."

And The UTEP Prospector's Ms. Vanessa Juarez has today's story.

¡Adelante, Vanessa!

Snippets from her online original published Wednesday July 14, 2010.

"I'm just real frustrated and I can't shake the feeling.

"Initially, I thought it was the oppressive summer humidity or the hot breeze-less July days that were getting to me, but this past weekend I attended the art exhibition Peace of Art: Design for Change and realized that annoying, nagging feeling had more to do with la violencia in our sister city than the heat.

"With some reflection.

"I don't think I'm the only young adult who nearly comes out of their skin when they hear other people saying that Cd. Juarez isn't our problem.

"People are being murdered daily less than 30 [sic.] miles from us and it's not our problem?

"When bullets from Cd. Juárez hit the side of City Hall there seemed to be a small outcry, from a portion of the city, for about a day.

"At the same time, what can we do anyway?

"For those of us who feel powerless and idle, do something to show support for the innocent citizens of Cd. Juárez, whether that be saying a prayer, making a piece of art or reaching into your wallets.

"It really is the best we can do..."

Good points, Vanessa!

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

"Homosexual Marriage Course in Catholic University"

"According to an article published by The Setonian on April 15, a course on homosexual marriage will be offered next semester at Seton Hall University, a Catholic university in New Jersey with approximately 10,000 students.

"The course will be taught by Professor King Mott, a pro - homosexual activist whose biography, posted on Seton Hall's Web site, mentions his affiliation with Lamba Legal, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and Human Rights Campaign -- groups that promote ideas contrary to Catholic moral teaching.

"Although the article in The Setonian affirms that the planned classes will not be used as an advocate tool, many find the assertion very hard to believe..."

Yeah! Me too! :)

From the TFP's Crusade magazine July / August 2010.

Pastor Ned Sitzes has an intriguing message:

"Ask About Our Pray As You Go Plan"

Frontier Baptist Church.

Brackettville, Texas 78832

June 15. Feast Day of Saint Bonaventure.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"HOMILIES for Sunday Liturgies and Feasts"

"[U]ntold numbers of those involved had the divorce forced upon them by their spouse"

A HPR homily by Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J.

"14th Sunday of the Year -- July 4"

"C Readings: Isa 66:10 - 14c . Gal. 6:14 - 18 . Luke 10:1 -12, 17 - 20 or 10:1-9

"Title: The divorced Catholic.

"Purpose: (1) To describe the number of divorced in the United States and among U.S. Catholics; (2) to elicit understanding of them and encouragement of them.

Below are some disjointed vague and random snippets from his homily from the June / July 2010 issue of the Homiletic & Pastoral Review.

"The Fourth of July -- Independence Day in the United States -- is a civil holiday, not a religious one.

"But we do well to offer prayers for our nation this day.

"It needs them badly

"One of the aspects of contemporary American life that gets considerably less notice, perhaps because it has become so utterly common and carefree to obtain is divorce.

"[A] little more than a million divorces were granted in 2008, while somewhat more than 2.2 million marriages were contracted.

""Even though getting an accurate statistic for just how many Catholics have experienced a divorce is extremely difficult, a number of reputable sources estimate that some 20 percent of the more than 67 million American Catholics living today have been divorced.

"But even if the true figures are half that, the numbers are still staggering, and those involved need our care and compassion.

"Admittedly, every case is unique, but untold numbers of those involved had the divorce forced upon them by their spouse and never sought a divorce, or were forced to seek it in self - protection and have no interest in remarriage.

"Now they are on their own, and perhaps raising children alone, or they simply find themselves forced to spend the foreseeable future without the spouse they hoped to have -- these individuals have heavy crosses to carry.

"[T]he remarriage of divorced Catholics is at odds with the loving union of Christ and the Church that is to be the model by which to understand Christian marriage.

"Because the union between Christ and the Church is signified and made present in the Eucharist, those remarried after divorce cannot receive Communion.

"Pope Benedict has a strong sense that the divorced still do belong to the Church and very much need our practical charity.

"[Thus] the Pope constantly champions the goal of better marriage preparation.

"He makes this point when he writes ... Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is injurious to society itself...

"In this entire domain of the Church's life, there is need for great compassion and understanding from all of us, even as we try to stay true to the Church's teachings on this important topic.

"Suggested readings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 2382 - 2400."

July 14. Feast Day of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cathedral of Saint Patrick, El Paso Texas:

"Fair Trade -- Comercio Justo

"Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate bars will be sold on Sunday, August 8, outside the Cathedral after the 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 Masses.

"Se venderá café, te y barras de chocolate del Comercio Justo el domingo, 8 de agosto, afuera de la catedral después de las Misas de 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 y 11:30 de la mañana."

From last week's San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS, Wednesday July 7, 2010.

"Medicare chief to be slipped in"

"President Barack Obama intends to use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, an expert on patient care who's drawn fire from the GOP, to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, a White House official said Tuesday.

The appointment was expected to be made today, with lawmakers out of town on their July Fourth break."


From the S.A. EXPRESS News headlines for Friday, July 9, 2010.

"Laredo sees worst flooding in decades"

On page six's side bar Highest river crests in Laredo we read:

"According to historical data from the National Weather Service, the Rio Grande's level Thursday night was the third highest [ever recorded] in Laredo.

"January 1, 1965: 62.48 feet.

"June 30, 1954: 61.35 feet.*

"July 8, 2010: 42.45 feet."

*Hurricane Alice?

You bet!


Six or seven months later the "temporary" pontoon bridge connecting Los Dos Laredos was still in operation -- if yours truly's memory is correct, at least up to when most of our own family left Laredo by mid - May 1955, to return to the 'ole Rancho.

For all the 200th anniversary bash of the founding of Laredo Texas was that same late winter - early spring of 1955.


Was that EVER a swell party! :)

July 13. Feast Day of Saint Henry.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Operation Palace Guard / Friendly Enablers

Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church

Brackettville, Texas 78832.

From the specific parish bulletin labeled: "The Weekend of Saturday July 10th & Sunday July 11th, 2010."

"Serving in the Following Ministries

"The Collection Counters for July 18, 2010

"Ruby Muñoz, Candy Bader, Tony & Nancy Frerich"

Second Sunday Mass well - served at:

Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church.

Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Sunday, July 11, 2010. 10:30 a.m. Mass. Team: Ms. Brittney Castilla w/ Mr. Justin Gallegos + Mr. Dante Luna.

Recent nickle & dime break-in at St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church in Brackettville, Texas.

Provokes angry pastor into losing it & punishing entire congregation.

And so, he imposes an extra minute of silence...

"...after every Mass to the end of the year," he promises us.

Message seems to be:

"We're ALL responsible..." :)

Source: Pastor's comments from the altar yesterday after 8:00 a.m. Mass.

Friday, July 09, 2010

"Muere Maldonado"

"Avionazo: 8 víctimas"

"También fallecieron Willy, Willy Jr. y Alfonso Ainslie"

"La tragedia alcanzó a Horacio del Bosque y Ricardo Garza"

"Piedras Negras llora la muerte de su presidente municipal"

"Moreira: Coahuila está de luto"

Fuente original: Titulares en el Zócalo / Piedras Negras. Jueves 8 de julio de 2010.

Frontier Baptist Church.

Brackettville, Texas.

Rev. Ned Sitzes, Pastor.

Billboard side one:

"True Freedom Can Only Be Found In HIS Empty Tomb"

Billboard side two:

"If You Think It's Hot Here...!"

July 9. Feast Day of Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions.

$$ Free Trade $$ Coffee & Tea $$ Sale $$

This Sunday, July 11, 2010.

After each Mass.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Mesa & Arizona.

El Paso, Texas.

Zip 79902.

"So don't forget to have an extra $10.00 bill on you this weekend..."

Seriously, folks:

It's a great project! :)

Published source for this announcement:

Last Sunday's bulletin for St. Patrick Cathedral Parish...

Thursday, July 08, 2010

"I feel for you, but not really"

And The UTEP Prospector's Ms. Vanessa Juarez has the story...

¡Adelante, Vanessa!

Here's a few snippets from the original article published online Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

"We could care less about the feelings of other people we meet in daily life.

"That's the conclusion of a study about college students recently completed by Sara Konrath, a researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

"The study analyzes research done on nearly 14,000 college students over the last 30 years and detected a 40 percent decrease among college students since the 1970s.

"I don't know about anyone else, but this is a searing verdict for college students in this nation.

"Our generation has the highest amount of young people getting a college education ever, we have more access to knowledge than our parents and grandparents did and we have dozens of social networking sites at our fingertips that are supposed to enforce the global community the word is becoming..

"As college students, we are the people who will graduate [from] college to make policy and build businesses.

"We can't afford to become less understanding of others when the world is becoming smaller and smaller, otherwise we'll only be making worse conflict for ourselves.

"You either get it, or you don't -- and we need to get it..."

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

"Pónle nombre a tu escuela

"Le Han Justicia.

"Reconoce Cecati 111 a héroe revolucionario.

"Develan placa del coronel Patricio de León Villarreal"

De el comentario original por la Stra. licenciada Hilda Aguilar. Zócalo / Piedras Negras. Jueves 1 de julio de 2010.

"A partir de hoy el Cecatti número 111 lleva el nombre de coronel Patrico de León Villarreal, nombre propuesto por alumnos del plantel que atendieron la convocatoria de la SEC a través de la Secretaría de Educación Media superior el concurso Pónle nombre a tu escuela...

"[El ] cronista de la ciudad Julio Santoscoy Cobo dijo que finalmente se le hace justicia a un célebre héroe revolucinario, de quien se dice era orginario de esta ciudad, pero con raíces en Nuevo León.

"Asimismo, el director del plantel, Juan Manuel Hernández Garciá, dijo que los alumnos ganadores del concurso son Nancy Pérez Maldonado, Francisco Javier Gómez Olguín y Angel Pérez Rodríguez, asesorados por su maestro, Juan Antonio Gómez Flores, quienes recibieron un reconocimiento del plantel..."