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Pope Francis: Because of Mary, We Are Not Orphans CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 2, 2017 On January 1 — the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God — Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and emphasized in his homily that "we are a people with a Mother; we are not orphans." "Mothers are the strongest antidote to our individualistic and egotistic tendencies, to our lack of openness and our indifference," he preached. "A society without mothers would not only be a cold society, but a society that has lost its heart, ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/pope-francis-because-of-mary-we-are-not.html
Pope on New Year's Day: Mary's Motherhood Teaches Us Humility, Tenderness CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 2, 2017 ... of Jesus and after, Mary did not try to "understand" or to "master the situation," the Pope pointed out, but instead, she treasured what happened, protecting and guarding "in her heart, the passage of God." "Deep within, she had learned to listen to the heartbeat of her Son, and that in turn taught her, throughout her life, to discover God's heartbeat in history," he continued. Mary does not say much in the Gospels, and she does not make any big speeches or perform amazing deeds, but what she ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/pope-on-new-years-day-marys-motherhood.html
Rich Offerings Even in Persecution (Guest Article by Julian Kwasniewski) NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 24, 2016 ... the lamps hung form silver chains, and a silver crucifix stood on the altar… For the great feasts we had a golden crucifix a foot high. It had a pelican carved on the top, and on the right arm an eagle with outstretched wings, carrying on its back its little ones, who were learning to fly; and on the left on the left arm a phoenix expiring in flames so that it might leave behind offspring; and at the foot was a hen gathering her chickens under her wings. The whole was worked in gold by a ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/H44NHWcexH0/rich-offerings-even-in-persecution.html
Pope: By Pretending to Be Unaware of the Excluded and Rejected, We "Turn Our Face Away From God" CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 13, 2016 ... Sunday, of the extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy gathered the "discarded" to St. Peter's Basilica: the homeless, the poor, people in some way central to the teaching of Pope Francis. In the Angelus reflection following the Mass the Pope noted that, "human constructions, even the most sacred, are transient and we should not place all of our trust in them. How many alleged certainties in our lives that we thought were definitive, proved ephemeral! On the other ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/pope-by-pretending-to-be-unaware-of.html
Vatican Opens Cause of Nun Who Saw Host Turn Blood-Red CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 3, 2016 ... title "Servant of God" after the Congregation for the Cause of Saints concluded that there were "no obstacles" to her candidacy. The development is likely to be formally announced in a declaration from the Vatican later in the year. The Vatican had been petitioned to open the Cause by Bishop Joseph de Metz-Noblat of Langres, a French diocese close to where Mother Garnier grew up. Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints, wrote to the bishop ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/vatican-opens-cause-of-nun-who-saw-host.html