Thursday, September 11, 2008

Seven Years Later

Hard to believe it has been seven years. Here is something worth checking out. It's a big file and will take a while to download. Hat tip KSH

The New Ocean

Here is the quote of the week from Ask Oxford - the Oxford English Dictionary website

Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.
Walter Ralegh (c.1552–1618), English explorer and courtier

Here is my question of the day: Does this still hold? I suspect there is a new ocean. Could it be space? How about the internet?

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Prayer for Labor Day

On this day, when we rest from our usual labors, loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human labor—in the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in family living. We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts always be pure of heart, for the good of others and the glory of your name. We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere. May those of us who are now retired always remember that we still make a valuable contribution to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of charity. May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our departed in your Kingdom as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Archdiocese of Detroit