So I thought I'd offer a small sampling of the many gifts that have fallen into my lap(top) this week.
Let's start off with a clip, courtesty of Bill MacIver, from the great Barbara Stanwyck: as Aimee Semple McPherson in "The Miracle Woman":
Speaking of miracles, Rita A. Simmonds reports from Brooklyn with a Mother Teresa story:
One day, Mother Teresa was asking a baker for some bread to feed the hungry children in her orphanage. The baker was furious with her request, not only did he turn her down, he spat at her. In response to his outrageous actions, Mother Teresa calmly reached deep into her pocket, took out her handkerchief, wiped the spat off and said "That was for me, now what about some bread for my poor children." The baker was touched by Mother Teresa's love and greatness, complied and thereafter provided bread for the children in the orphanage. (story courtesy of Learning Made Simple)
Andrew Mass, a member of the editorial team at Magnificat, contributes "Six Insights from the Life of Dorothy Day," a lecture by Archbishop Dolan of NYC, given at St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village:
For all you punk fans, my little brother Joe, leadman for The Queers, weighs in on Weaselfest and the Weasel debacle. (The link may take you to his main FB page: if so, just hit his "Notes" and it'll come up, complete with a zillion comments). I agree completely that we don't desert our friends when they're down (brother Joe apparently has not quite joined in my attempted Lenten fast-from-swearing, though really neither, much, have I), feel deeply for all involved, and am proud to say I'm the godmother of one of Ben Weasel's daughters.
Have a great weekend, folks!