Monday, June 8, 2009

News from North Korea , Interview with Bishop Kevin Boland

Just a quick note - I read this morning in Google News, from, "A North Korean court today sentenced two American journalists to 12 years' hard labour after finding them guilty of committing "hostile acts", in a move certain to raise tensions with the US. Laura Ling and Euna Lee were each sentenced to 12 years of "reform through labour" for illegally entering the country and committing a "grave crime", said the state-run Korean Central News Agency." Please pray for these two young women and their families - pray that our government will find the skill of diplomacy to secure their release.
Fr. John Corapi says "Pray the Rosary every day. If we do not do this I’m afraid we’ll bear much of the responsibility for the state of the world—which is catastrophic." Sounds like a very good idea to me.

* From the Catholic Register, an interview with Bishop Kevin Boland of Savannah, Georgia. Posted by Tom Hoopes Sunday, June 07, 2009 9:00 AM.

Savannah, Ga., Bishop Kevin Boland was ordained in 1959 Ireland with 40 other men bound for spreading the Catholic faith throughout the world. On Wednesday, he’ll celebrate his 50 years as a priest. Here he recounts how he has seen vocations dry up in Ireland ... and revive in America.


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