|Just one more Smore!|
We even put up our US flag to get right into the spirit and are now watching a movie while eating popcorn.
|Just one more Smore!|
There has been much talk of late into the morality of lying. Can one lie "for a good cause"?
Two posts seem to cover the topic well - one by Father Jacob Maurer and another by Kevin O'Brien.
Basically the Church teaches that lying is evil by its very nature - that is, intrinsically evil - as per teh Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Lying is the most direct offense against the truth. To lie is to speak or act against the truth in order to lead someone into error. By injuring man's relation to truth and to his neighbor, a lie offends against the fundamental relation of man and of his word to the Lord. - CCC 2483We follow this principle and agree.
|A cleverly camouflaged Ninja.|
|Big steps and little steps|
|Mine? Eat Egg?|
|Even Princesses get Easter Eggs.|
|Carrying the cross|
|Bulk Holy Water|
|Should I or shouldn't I?|
|Romantic dinner for two|
|The Girls and their dolls|
|Clare's Jewellery Box - for Mum|
|Height is no barrier|
|Are you looking at me?|
|Mmmm - a Creaming Soda Spider|
|Armed and Dangerous|
|You shall not pass!|
On Tuesday to Thursday we attended talks held by Mons O'Rielly and a different guest speaker every day. On Friday we went to a prayer vigil outside the abortion clinic for 2 hours then wandered home the long way. The time after dinner turned into an impromptu hymn singing session with R, T and some of the girls. G played the violin then M taught some of us the Pride of Erin dance. All of a sudden someone said "We are going in to the city. Want to come?"
Immediately, everyone rushed around, changing clothes, checking hair and so on and so forth. One of the housekeepers had ordered 2 cabs and then an additional 2 cars worth of us suddenly decided to come as well. We had a bit of an issue with cars, but this was good for some of them because they kept running inside to change a shirt or pickup something that was forgotten.
When we got to Times Square we had to walk for ages to get to the first group. By then they had finished and were on their way home - so all that walking for nothing!
Our group of about 8 girls went in to Manhattan to do some shopping and then go to a baseball game. I went along because I was the only one in the group who hadn't planned on going to the baseball game, but I ended up going anyway. I was standing up all day because the baseball was 4 hours long! After the game, most of us went to dinner in Soho but Me, M, H and P sort of got separated from the rest and went to a diner. We wandered around for a while and almost got lost on the way home.
On Sunday after Mass we went to St Patrick's Cathedral. It is so beautiful. Everything is carved with a pattern or an angel or something. There are heaps of side altars to different saints and a gift shop right in the church.
I was sort of in charge of getting J and G to the ferry tour we were doing as a group by 1.30 pm. We got there at 1.45 pm because we got on the Downtown train instead of the Uptown train - twice!
After the tour, which was three hours around the islands, we went to dinner in a stretch limo. There were about thirteen of us. It was really loud and a bit squishy. The dinner was in a fancy restaurant and I sat with the Marionites, L and G. We finished first and then went shopping. It was pretty funny because P actually knew where we were going but TH was impatient and went on ahead. It's a good thing we only had to cross a few streets. And Boy! Can they shop! It was amazing how much TH bought and he is always trying to get a discount. We actually got home at a reasonable time tonight.
|A passing Statue of Liberty|
|Flying Trampolines, Batman!|
|Peter Monkeying Around|
|Just hanging around, doing nothing|
|Statue of Miss Liberty|