South Texas Catholic (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, April 18, 2003 Page: 2 of 20
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April 18, 2003
South Texas Catholic
Letters ROM trie editors-
PltOIJl) TO BE BRITISH
By Georgina Stark
Where Britain and the
United States were once
great enemies, we have, for
a far longer period of time,
been great friends and allies.
As a Brit, this had led me
to believe that Americans
knew as much about us, our
leaders and how our coun-
try is run as we did about
them. When I arrived to the United States I realized
that I couldn’t have been more wrong. People would
ask me, “So, who is Tony Blair then?”; “What does the
Prime Minister do?”; “What’s the United Kingdom?”
People don’t ask me these questions anymore.
Being British, with a husband and a brother who are
both military pilots, one in the US Navy and one in
the Royal Air Force, people now ask me what I think
about Britains involvement in the war against Saddam.
And I always say that, unlike the Dixie Chicks, I am
proud of our leader Mr Blair and I am proud to say
I’m British, not European, just British.
For a country that could fit into the state of Texas more
than three times, we are remarkably strong, in our mili-
tary manpower, in our morality and in our loyalty. Many
times I have heard US officials on the news say that the
British military’s conduct in this war in Iraq should be an
example to the world over. I say that Mr Blair’s strength
and loyalty to the United States should be an example to
the rest of Europe.
In our own times of need, when we need others to lean
on and help us out, it becomes clear who our real friends
are. The same has been true in this war. The United
States has found a true friend in Britain and I pray it
will be a friendship that can stand the test of time. Iraqi
citizens will remember those who were brave enough to
send their own men and women into battle to set them
free and stand up to their long time aggressor.
When I first moved to the United States last year, I
too was guilty of some misconceptions. I believed that
we were two countries divided by a common language; I
now know that we are two countries united by a com-
mon cause. It is true what they say back home: the Eng-
lish Channel is far wider than the Atlantic.
On The Front Cover:
Title: Christ Bearing the Cross
Artist: Marco Palmezzano (1459-1539)
Date: c. 1535
Medium: Oil on wood
Credit Line: Vatican Museums, Vatican City State
Description: This painting was part of Cardinal
Ferrieri’s collection, which was bequeathed in 1888
to the Holy Congregation of Propaganda Fide by a
testamentary provision. From there it was transferred
to the Vatican, in 1912, and has been exhibited in the
Pinacoteca since 1934.
In the half-length painting, Christ bears the cross
on his shoulder. His hands are modeled by the light,
and his head, in nearly perfect profile, is surrounded
by a delicate halo and tilts downward. The texture of
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the wood is defined realistically in the pictorial descrip-
tion of the cross.
Christ is isolated against a neutral backdrop, painted
a dark color. He wears a red tunic with delicate gold
embroidery around the neckline and cuffs. On his
right shoulder is a monogram. His hair and beard are
rendered in detail and a crown of thorns pierces his
forehead. Neither pain nor the drops of blood mar the
perfection of Christ’s features. He is resigned, yet regal,
in his suffering.
(This painting is currently on display at the Houston
Museum of Natural Science as part of the “Saint Peter and
the Vatican” exhibition, through July 27.)
South Texas Catholic
Georgina A. Stark
Msgr. Thomas Meany
Paula J. Goldapp
Joe P. Hardeman
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Corpus Christi Cathedral, Good Friday Service,
Apr. 19-Corpus Christi Cathedral, Easter Vigil Mass,
Apr. 20 - Corpus Christi Cathedral, Easter Mass,
Apr. 22 - Rockport, Priests’ Golf Tournament
Apr. 23 - Corpus Christi,Omni Bayfront, Lyceum
Reception and Dinner, 5:30 p.m.
Apr. 24 - Corpus Christi, Chancery, Tape “Our
Shepherd’s View”, 1:30 p.m; Corpus Christi, St. Peter,
Prince of the Apostles, Confirmations, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 27 - Corpus Christi Cathedral, Lay Ministers’
Commissioning Mass, 9:30 a.m; Corpus Christi
Cathedral, Altar Servers’ Recognition Mass,
Apr. 28 - San Antonio, Mexican American Cultural
Center Board Mtg.
Apr. 29 - Corpus Christi, Stephanie and Brent
Bottom’s home, 2733 Ocean Drive, Bishop’s Guild
Spring Reception, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 30 - Banquete, St. Michael the Archangel,
Confirmations, 6:30 p.m.
May. 1 - Corpus Christi, Omni Bayfront, Corpus
Christi Bar Association Law Day Luncheon,
11:45 a.m; Corpus Christi, Ramada Inn, Pastors,
DRE’s, Youth Ministers’ Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
May 2-Corpus Christi, Chancery, Staff Mass, 11:30
a.m; Corpus Christi, Cathedral, Multi-Cultural Mass,
May 3 - Corpus Christi, Cathedral Hall, Study Day
for Deacons, Religious, Laity, 10:00 a.m.
May 4 - Corpus Christi, Cathedral, Diaconate Mass,
9:30 a.m; Corpus Christi, Cathedral, Central Deanery
Confirmations, 2:30 p.m.
May 6 - Corpus Christi, Kenedy Foundation
Executive Committee Mtg., 8:00 a.m; Corpus Christi,
Most Precious Blood, Confirmations,
May 7- Corpus Christi, Christ the King, Confirmations,
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