Stats for November 2011

Last month did not see many stand-out posts, at least not when it comes to the number of visitors. Some old posts continue to be popular, but there are also some current topics visible. The consistory, the prayer vigil for all nascent life, Archbishop Léonard, Bishop Ter Schure… as well as some lighter topics, such as the Catholic Youth Day and the re-consacration of the cathedral in Paramaribo.

Here’s the list:

1: A gentle pope, but rock solid in the execution 69
2: Under the Roman Sky 61
3: Prayer vigil for ‘all nascent life’ – the Dutch response 50
4: I have one or two things to explain to you 44
4: Cardinals according to John Allen 43
5: Impressions from the Catholic Youth Day 39
6: Oh, not again… 35
7: Het probleem Medjugorje 35
8: Let me say once more…, Some personal thoughts about a resignation, “The cathedral has been resurrected” 32
9: A new deacon 29
10: Serious questions about the guilt of Msgr. Ter Schure, The bishop’s other diocese, Pornography or art? 28

All in all, the blog received 3,754 visits this month, which is a contintuation of the slow rise in visits since September.

A new deacon

Tomorrow our diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden will gain a new transitional deacon: Mr. Tjitze Tjepkema (46) will receive the ordination from the hands of Bishop Gerard de Korte at the church of St. Boniface in Leeuwarden. In May or June of next year he will be ordained to the priesthood.

Mr. Tjepkema is a former Protestant minister who became a Catholic in 2007, only a few months after me. He studied for the diaconate and priesthood in Italy and has already started working in parishes in the south of the province of Drenthe.

As a sign of his duty to proclaim the Gospel, a deacon receives the word of God at his ordination

Photo credit: Sarah K. McIntyre