Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Heart Thread - 04/07/2009


My friend Kathy had requested prayers for a coworker. Here is an update:
On the baby and coworker (with the baby who was failing to thrive) - the baby has gained weight and is cooing and happy after surgery to correct the chronic problem.
Please thank everyone who kept this little guy and his mother in your thoughts and prayers.
May you all walk in the light.
Great-grandniece Clara is up to 3 pounds 1 ounce and Olivia has reached 2 pounds.

As we pray for Roseann, she is praying for all of us. What a gracious lady! (Check here and here.)

We remember those held in the light at OCICBW.

Mimi has a beautiful meditation this evening. If you have not read it yet, I commend it to you.

Pseudopiskie asks our prayers for WF and WFH.

Kirstin has not posted since spring break but we know this semester is very demanding as she continues her medical regimen.

Liturgical purists need to repent and the rest of us might pray for the soul of Fluffy who has posted music with the "Easter word" during Lent. Then again, if we were all Orthodox we would proudly sing Alleluia all year long. The "Byz-" in our title betrays some of my inclinations.

Let us remember Diane's father-in-law who has severe pneumonia.

Alcibiades shares a message from Bosco Peters following the death of daughter Catherine:
Bosco, Helen, and Jonathan are deeply thankful for the thoughtfulness of so many since Catherine died. Through kind words, hugs, flowers, gifts to Oxfam, prayers, recalling stories, baking, and practical help, so many people have shared in this great loss and are supporting us in it. Together we share our gratefulness for the years with our gorgeous, smiling, vivacious, quirky, kind-hearted Catherine. Thank you for supporting, remembering, and celebrating, and for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
Let us also remember the "larger" world:

Aftershocks in Italy as Rescues Go On
New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By RACHEL DONADIO and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO L’AQUILA, Italy - Powerful aftershocks jolted this crumbling city on Tuesday, hampering rescue efforts and toppling already fragile buildings, including the cupola of L’Aquila’s cathedral.
Quake Toll in Italy Rises to at Least 235 Washington Post

Peruvian gov't hails Fujimori sentence
Xinhua - ‎2 hours ago‎
LIMA, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Peru's Prime Minister Yehude Simon on Tuesday applauded the sentence of Former President Alberto Fujimori for human rights abuses.
Peru's Fujimori jailed for 25 years Aljazeera.net
Former Peruvian President Fujimori's conviction a milestone Christian Science Monitor
Condena contra Fujimori divide a la sociedad peruana
El Informador - ‎hace 4 horas‎
El dictamen final emitido este martes en contra de Fujimori, dividió este martes a la sociedad peruana. ESPECIAL LIMA, PERÚ.- La condena a 25 años de cárcel que recibió el ex presidente peruano Alberto Fujimori, calificada como un 'precedente' para la ...
25 años de cárcel a Fujimori por homicidio y secuestro Prodigy msn
RESUMEN: Texto de la sentencia contra Fujimori en Perú Pueblo en linea


Red Cross says doctors helped CIA "torture"
Reuters - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Health workers violated medical ethics when they helped interrogate terrorism suspects who were tortured at secret CIA prisons overseas, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Red Cross Report: Medics Grossly Violated Ethics NPR
Report Outlines Medical Workers’ Role in Torture New York Times

Iraq’s Newly Open Gays Face Scorn and Murder
New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and TAREQ MAHER BAGHDAD - The relative freedom of a newly democratic Iraq and the recent improvement in security have allowed a gay ...

Moldavie : violents heurts après la victoire des communistes
Les Échos - ‎Il y a 2 heures‎
Le gouvernement et l'opposition se sont mis d'accord hier en Moldavie pour procéder à un nouveau comptage des voix aux législatives après une journée de violentes manifestations contre la victoire des communistes au scrutin de dimanche. ...
La police moldave reprend le contrôle de la présidence Romandie.com
Le président moldave dénonce un coup d'Etat L'Express

Kigali Marks 15 Years of Genocide Tuesday
Voice of America - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Peter Clottey Today (Tuesday) is the 15 th anniversary of Rwanda's 1994 genocide which saw hundreds of thousands of mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus killed over a hundred day period.
Rwanda marks genocide with vigil BBC News
15 years later, Rwanda remembers the massacre CNN


I offer thanks for the legislature of Vermont and the supreme court of Iowa who have acted on behalf of equal rights for all citizens.

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us, unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


--the BB

2 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending for all, mentioned and un-mentioned!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers for all. Thanks for taking the time to do this, Paul.

And the medics helped the torturers. Sigh....