Thursday, December 13, 2007

Melbourne Catholic Bloggers

I had lunch today with Jeff Tan, another Melbourne Catholic Blogger whose website is One Bread, One Body. It is great to touch base with eachother like this--and a bit of a luxury, given that many visitors to this blog are from much further afield.

Other Melbourne Catholic bloggers are Marco Vervoost (aka Bob Catholic) and Athanasius. One day we will all get together for the long awaited Bloggers Supper.

Bit of surprising news that I hadn't realised before: Jeff works in the same office as the infamous L.P. Cruz. Perhaps he might join our little supper to liven things up a bit?

5 Comments:

At Friday, December 14, 2007 2:21:00 am , Anonymous Christine said...

Jeff works in the same office as the infamous L.P. Cruz.

Well, to quote the Disney folks, it's a small world after all!

Thinking back, I'm always amused to remember that my beloved mom, whose Prussian Lutheran persona was about as deeply entrenched as they come, nevertheless wouldn't enroll me in an LCMS school when we lived in Idaho.

She said those "LCMS Lutherans" are too argumentative!

I can't remember which Lutheran body we worshipped with when we lived in Adelaide and Mildura (this was in the early 1950's) -- I do remember a large part of the congregation was made up of German immigrants like ourselves -- but when we came to the U.S. we did worship at a couple LCMS congregations but as I recall for the most part it was LCA churches.

One of the finest Lutheran congregations I was ever a member of (before the ELCA merger) was an AELC congregation. Their pastor was a fine and dedicated servant of the Word and the "catholicity" and liturgical integrity of their worship was beautiful, without the fundamentalist tendencies I am seeing in some of the newer, more "evangelical" LCMS churches that are springing up in the U.S.

 
At Friday, December 14, 2007 3:31:00 pm , Blogger L P Cruz said...

Dave,

It is an honor to be mentioned in your hall of fame ;-) Except as you know there is a caveat, I am not a Roman Catholic blogger, catholic but not roman as you know.

I will be happy to join if the tab is on you ;-) a poor benighted Protestant at least deserves such sympathy.

Blessings this Christmas and happy blogging.

LPC

 
At Saturday, December 15, 2007 10:43:00 am , Blogger Schütz said...

Of course, I know you are not Catholic, LP! That's what would make it so much fun! Jeff and Athanasius are lay folk (well educated and informed and opinioned), and Marco and I are both former Lutheran pastors, although Marco comes to the Church via Traditional Anglicanism. So given your Catholic, Pentecostal and Lutheran background, I think that would make a fine dinner conversation!

P.S. You will be waiting a long time for an invite if the conditions are that I pick up the tab...!

 
At Saturday, December 15, 2007 5:46:00 pm , Blogger Past Elder said...

God bless me!

I'm going to have to step it up a notch so I can be infamous too!

Oh well, we'd probably get the seats by the kitchen door anyway like some of our forebears. But, brother Lito, if it got too bad we could repair to your place for runzas and our respective versions of Spanish, and time for me to watch drains drain "backwards".

Oh, I forgot, I wasn't invited. I'm not even infamous. Rats. I suppose, Bruder Schuetz, that if your picking up the dinner tab ain't going to happen then picking up the Qantas tix is TOTALLY out of the question.

 
At Sunday, December 16, 2007 10:16:00 pm , Blogger Schütz said...

You're right there, brother!

 

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