Friday, December 08, 2006

Emily Byers to Continue Work as Columnist at the Daily Reveille

We have some excellent news to announce. The Daily Reveille has decided to keep on our very own Emily Byers. Her columns have been incredible and eloquent testimonies to the truth and it is a great joy to know that she has the oppurtunity to continue to write. So be sure to take a moment in your prayers to say a prayer of thanksgiving and a prayer for Emily as she continues her good work.

Coming to the Checkers on Sunday

The white flag is waving as we speed almost as fast as Dale Earnhardt Jr. towards the end of the semester. But before the checkered flag drops we will take one more turn around the track with each other as we watch the movie "Shadowlands" which stars Anthony Hopkins as C.S. "Jack" Lewis as he goes through his relationship with Joy Gresham. This movie provides a wonderful finale for the semester as it addresses many of the themes we have discussed this semester, so if you want to take a pit stop from finals, come to Ryan Hallford's residence at 8 o'clock this Sunday. Ryan lives at 4463 Tupello St and directions can be obtained by calling (504)-952-0247.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Paul Cat's "Be a Catholic" and His Review of Thrill of the Chaste

A funny yet saddening satire from founding Parousian Paul Catalanatto on his blog. You'll have to scroll down a little bit to find it.

Let Us Be Catholic

Paul has also done a review on Dawn Eden's Thrill of the Chaste so check that out as well.

Paul on Dawn Eden's Thrill of the Chaste

St. Nicholas

On the feast of St. Nicholas, Warren Throckmorton reflects on one of the stories of St. Nicholas and how we have not grown far from the same problems that St. Nicholas fought. This was found following a link from the New Oxford Review

St. Nicholas Fought Prostitution

Pregnancy Problem Center needs help

From Julie Orr, Baton Rouge's Respect Life Coordinator:

Dear Friends of Life,

The Pregnancy Problem Center needs help. The PPC assists over 200 women a month. One of their staff members who worked two full days a week is out due to her husband's illness (cancer). They are having a difficult time filling in for her, especially at this busy time of year. They could really use more volunteers. Please consider giving ½ day a week to this ministry or whatever time you can give. Anyone can volunteer. They provide the training. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 924-1400 for more information.

Please pass this message on to family and friends who may be able to help.

Thank you for all you do to support respect for all human life from conception to natural death.

God bless,

Julie M. Orr
Respect Life Coordinator
Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge

Emily Byers on the Fetal Pain Bill

I'm having a hard time writing this post. I can't decide whether to describe Parousian Emily Byers' latest column as being chiefly "incredible," "amazing," or "unbelievably awesome." This is Emily's last column of the semester, and she ended the semester by turning in one of her best columns (and if you've been reading her columns all semester, you know how high that praise is). So defintely take the time to read it, and make sure to check back in on it to see if the discussion gets lively again. If you've enjoyed reading Emily's columns, be sure to pray for her so that she may continue to be allowed to proclaim the faith in the Daily Reveille next semester.

Emily Byers on the Fetal Pain Abortion Legislation

If you've missed any of Emily's columns, this is the page that contains links to all of her columns during this semester.

Emily Byers writing for the Daily Reveille

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Dawn Eden's "Thrill of the Chaste"

If you're looking for Christmas presents, for someone else or just yourself, consider Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On from noted Catholic blogger Dawn Eden. She has plugged Parousian Emily Byers and linked to our blog, so we're glad for this opportunity to recognize her as well. So take a look at this book if you need to scratch off another name on the Christmas list.

Thrill of the Chaste from

Dawn Eden's blog

Monday, December 04, 2006

University of Florida Parousians

Apparently the University of Florida had a tremendous night last night. Not only was the football team invited to the BCS Title game, more importantly the first meeting of the University of Florida branch of the Parousians was held! Congratulations to the Gators for starting the group, and we will certainly be keeping them in our prayers. If anyone is interested in starting a Parousians group at another university, we'd love to help you out. Simply contact for information and the like. The UL branch should be up and running soon under the directorship of Sarah Metz, so we're looking forward to that. So if everyone could keep the Parousians and its expansion in their prayers, we'd appreciate it.

Advent & Life as Waiting

Father Raneiro Cantalamessa, the Pontifical Household preacher, had this to say about how Advent shows to us how life is very much about waiting.

Father Cantalamessa on Advent & Life As Waiting

Starting the New Year with Laughter

Think of it as a early Christmas present or as a great way to start off the new year. Either way, this stuff is hilarious. Enjoy.

Evangelism Linebacker

Baby Got Book

Shadowlands on Sunday

As we get further up and further in to this semester, the Parousians will take a break from the normal format and have a informal meeting in which we will watch the movie "Shadowlands." Starring Anthony Hopkins, it depicts the relationship between C.S. "Jack" Lewis and Joy Gresham and Lewis's deepening of understanding as a result. If you've read a Grief Observed, this movie gives excellent background about the woman and relationship that Lewis would eventually lose and contemplate on in that book. If you haven't read a Grief Observed....well, you really need to read it. This movie also plays on a lot of the themes we have discussed this semester and so will be a great way to conclude the semester. So hail the Dawn Treader if you must so that we can sail away into the new semester together. The movie will be shown in the usual meeting place, which is Ryan Hallford's resident at 4463 Tupello St at 8 o'clock. Directions as always may be obtained by contacting. Those not planning to attend should be warned that Reepicheep will be informed of your Tash-loving decision and so deuling may be inevitable (If that sentence doesn't make any sense to you, you have some reading to do over the holidays).

The Importance of Christ in Time

As we ring in the Catholic New Year (Happy New Year by the way), Archbishop Charles Caput of Denver discusses the prominence Christ should play in our conception of time.

Archbishop Charles Caput on Christ in Time