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The Friday Link Fry – Two Weeks’ Worth Edition

Happy 85th Birthday Harper Lee! (Apr. 28) Thanks JoAnna

Redistributing Grades because your 4.0 is like an excessive income, you know? So share the wealth and give someone else a chance.

Reginaldus, or whatever his REAL name is, blogs: In defense of pseudonymous blogging.

The Trouble with Ayn Rand Civilization teeters on the brink: they’ve made a movie of Atlas Shrugged. David Bentley Hart on First Things

The Importance of Christian Names Fr Roger Landry at CERC

Martin Sheen talks about his Catholic faith, opposition to abortion (OSV)

Flying Hosts and Consecrated Weevils Lutheran Pastor Russell E. Saltzman on First Things

Bishop Wall celebrates his second anniversary as Ordinary of the Diocese of Gallup

Real help for those folks asking you for a handout comes from St. Vincent de Paul in the form of the Need-a-hand card. 4 for $10 here. (with thanks to Sheila L.)

Attached to the Need a Hand card is a local bus ticket so that the individual has a way to get to St. Vincent de Paul for assistance. When clients arrive at the Special Works Ministries with a Need a Hand card, they receive another bus ticket to return home after receiving our help.

Was the Last Supper Actually on a Wednesday?

A Cambridge University professor claims that the Last Supper was not on Maundy Thursday, but rather on a Wednesday. April 1, A.D. 33, to be exact:

“If you look at all the events the Gospels record – between the Last Supper and the Crucifixion – there is a large number. It is impossible to fit them in between a Thursday evening and Friday morning.”


But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross.

And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world--past, present and future--and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.

In the words of the book Isaiah: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Theology of the Body for Teens Scholarship Essay Contest via Mark Shea

The homeschool and the church-school should be friends (Here's to hoping that they do better than the Farmers and the Cowboys, and that no show tunes get stuck in your head today.)

Parishes should see themselves as a truly diverse community of Catholic educational models that enrich each other’s experiences, draw support from the parish community, and contribute to each others’ faith lives.

The paper of record has been punked by the paper of parody: New York Times falls for Onion spoof

BYU Seder on The Jewish Daily FORWARD

Benedict XVI’s sermon for Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper Fr.Z-ified: Emphasize the Black. Comment in Red.

With the Eucharist, the Church is born. All of us eat the one bread and receive the one body of the Lord; this means that he opens each of us up to something above and beyond us. He makes all of us one. [Let us be in the state of grace.]

The Best Boxer in NFL History (WSJ)

For your "You Needed Science to Tell You That?" files: Time Travel Impossible, Mini "Big Bang" Hints (NatGeo)

Hide your Swiss Guards, hide Gorgeous George... The Crescat is going to Rome for the Catholic Bloggers get-together. She's looking for financial support so click on the Paypal tip jar.

Rome-bound, against all odds… Elizabeth Scalia The Anchoress is going to Rome too.

Was There a Passover Lamb at the Last Supper?

Suspicious fire destroys Hacienda Heights church, latest in series of crimes against Catholic parishes in CA Investigators suspect arson in a fire that destroyed St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights over the weekend."The investigators have been quite definitive to me, this was very definitely a deliberate act," Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, told the Los Angeles Times.

Carolina Review in defense of guns on campus.

Swim School Bob suggests a weekly date night for married couples.

Colbert, gettin' down wit dat Funky Liturgy Shuffle (thanks Bette)

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