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Saturday, September 11, 2004
Greek cleric feared dead in crash

Rescuers hunting a missing helicopter carrying a senior Greek Orthodox church leader have found wreckage and bodies at sea off north Greece, officials say.

Patriarch Petros VII of Alexandria, the spiritual leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in Africa, was among some 16 people aboard the Chinook craft."

God bless America!

And God bless all the lands suffering from the evil of terrorism; may victory be ours over this insidious, cowardly cult of death. By his holy Cross, may Christ comfort us, heal us, and enable us to do what we must do. God bless America!

Friday, September 10, 2004

To honor the memory of the thousands killed by the evil act of terrorists on September 11, 2001, I simply post these photos - among the thousands of possible photos, each with images that sear the very soul. I simply wish to honor the victims and the heroes who helped, especially those who lost their lives; and pray that this will never happen again and that a peace rooted in justice will become a reality in our world, finally freed from the cowardice and devastation of terrorism.

God bless America!

Today in Christian history

September 10, 422: Celestine is elected pope. During his tenure, the Council of Ephesus was convoked to combat the Nestorian heresy (this belief, that Christ had two natures and two persons, was probably, at least according to some scholars, more overstatement than heresy) and reportedly sent Patrick to Ireland as a missionary.

Septembr 10, 1224: The Franciscans (founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi) first arrived in England. They were originally called Grey Friars because of their gray habits. The most common habit worn by modern Franciscans is brown.

September 10, 1718: The Collegiate School at New Haven changed its name to Yale. Congregationalists, unhappy with an increasing religious liberalism at Harvard, had founded Yale, the third oldest college in America, in 1701.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Another wonderful cafe next to another wonderful cathedral (Mantes, France)

Thank God for a truly magnifique week in Paris and environs. The trip over and back was "a piece of cake" - much easier and smoother than I had anticipated. Accomodations just right. Weather, perfect! Impression of France and of the Church in France very favorable. And Paris is simply magnifique! More to come but first I need to catch up on things. Thank you for any prayers offered. The trip to Paris surpassed all expectations.

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