Thursday, January 27, 2011

Marcel LeJeune's Response To Dawn Eden's Criticism of Christopher West

I'm not sure if you have any familiarity with the issue relating to the criticism of Christopher West, but I percieve this entry on the Aggie Catholic blog by Marcel LeJeune, which was written this past June, engaging one of West's critics, Dawn Eden, a particularly balanced and even-handed treatment so I thought I should share. Mr. LeJuene writes:

"My intent is not to prove Eden wrong nor is it to provide an uncritical defense of Christopher West. Rather, I view it as a corrective as someone who is somewhere in between."

Mr. LeJeune has had correspondence with both West and Eden so I believe that he writes with some authority and that this entry, though long, is very well worth reading.

There are a few interesting comments in the comment box as well.

Here's the link:

A Response To Dawn Eden's Criticism of Christopher West

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Holding Me

The other day I came across the Intercessor Relief website and noticed that my friend Sean who I had worked with at a Catholic summer camp a few summers ago had posted a song he wrote about the experience of the religious community he joined, the Intercessors of the Lamb, disbanding. If you are unfamiliar with the situation you can read this section of the Intercessor Relief website which explains it.

Here's a link to the song:

Holding Me

This song is very powerful as he is singing from his experience, which as I can imagine has been extremely trying. It is a great testimony of being faithful to following God even though we can't fully know where He is leading us, and clinging to Him in trust even when it seems your world is falling apart. The song also communicates hope and the courage and peace which comes from Christ.

Here is a picture I drew of Sean napping from the summer of '08.

Please pray for Sean and the others that are going through what he is going through.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Radiant Bride

I just wanted to share this photo that my friend posted today. She is a consecrated virgin for the Archdiocese of New York (the youngest in the country last I knew!) and today is the two year anniversary of her consecration. I could have posted a less blurry picture but I wanted to share this one as it is clear that she cannot contain her delight, she just glows!

She writes about consecrated virginity (well) at her blog: Sponsa Christi

Look to God that you may be radiant with joy! (Ps. 34:6)