Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Louisiana Catholic Update FOr Dec 26th

It is time to start the Louisiana Catholic Update again. Many Bloggers were busy so I put it in hiatus for the past few days because of the holidays.

Catholic Tube has updated since the 23rd but he has a real fun vid a few days ago I wish to highlight. GO see Men in Black which he describes here as :who ever said priests don’t have any fun!!! What a lie! Here is the promo video for our annual Men In Black basketball game. Priests, deacons and seminarians vs. high school students from different parishes in the Diocese.

From The Recamier like many bloggers has not been updating as much this week because of company. However she had a nice update here for Dec 24th. As usual she has ton of historical stuff. I thought this was interesting:
On this date in history, in 1777 Captain John Cook discovered the island of Kiritimati in the Pacific. (Cook had named it Christmas Island; Kiritimati is the Gilbertese spelling of Christmas, pronounced kee-rees-mass.) In 1818 the hymn “Stille Nacht” (”Silent Night”) was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and Josef Mohr. (It is believed that the carol has been translated into over 300 languages and dialects around the world, and it is one of the most popular carols of all time. It is sometimes sung without musical accompaniment. Although written by Catholics, it is given special significance in Lutheranism.) And in 1914 on the front lines during World War I, English and German troops near Ypres, Belgium suspended hostilities during the “Christmas Truce”. (”Stille Nacht” (”Silent Night”) was sung simultaneously in English and German by the troops, as it was one of the few carols that soldiers on both sides of the front line knew.)

Catholic UnderGround that is the Louisiana Catholic based podcast has their Christmas message up

The Brown Pelican Society of course has their usual abundance of links and news we need to know. Since I am on my slow dial up computer today I will not post the individual links. But be sure to check them out today.

Full Circle has a entry on Adding Personal and Family content to Facebook

Cajun Cottage Under the Oaks first has a beautiful new header up. See her Christmas letter at My Christmas Letter . Check out her post My Christmas Prayers , A Quiet Christmas Eve, and lots of pics here at A Gibson Christmas.

Looking at the Birds and Considering the Lilies has a very nice Christmas post here at O magnum mysterium

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