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Did George Washington Die a Catholic? GLORIA ROMANORUM - February 20, 2017 Traditional portrait of Washington praying at Valley Forge. With the celebration of Presidents' Day, and George Washington's birthday just a few days away (February 22), I often recall a passage from a book I had read to my children several years ago entitled: Saint Katharine Drexel: Friend of the Oppressed . The author of this historical novel, Elizabeth Tarry, includes a scene in which the child Kate Drexel dreams about far away lands and her heroes, Saint Francis and ...http://gloriaromanorum.blogspot.com/2017/02/did-george-washington-die-catholic.html
Homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 19, 2017, Year A BIG C CATHOLICS - February 12, 2017 The Sermon on the Mount , Fra Angelico, 1436 - 1443. Fr. Charles Irvin Senior Priest Diocese of Lansing ( Click here for today's readings ) Yogi Berra once said: "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." Way back in 1865 Lewis Carroll published a novel for children. Alice in Wonderland was its name. In that novel we find Alice one day wandering around in a dream world. She stops and asks a cat: "Would you tell ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/02/homily-for-7th-sunday-in-ordinary-time.html
Fr Tony Flannery Vows to Keep Fighting for Church Reform CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 1, 2017 ... public ministry. The Mass was "a once off" to mark his 70th birthday this month and 40 years as a priest. Attended by over 800 people, mostly neighbours and friends, it came "close to being the loveliest day of my life", he said. Killimordaly is home territory. "I grew up in this community, and in the house where I am now living." The rural area in Galway is "traditional in many ways" but the people "showed clearly to me how much has changed in our church. ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/fr-tony-flannery-vows-to-keep-fighting.html
Christmas Message 2016 (500th Post) CATHOLIC TRADITIONAL LOOKING FOR WIFE - December 25, 2016 ... problems being evicted onto the street (which is my preferred place rather than public housing) will cost me my life. In my immediate area there's no priest available to administer Extreme Unction nor step in and say a Requiem Mass for me and properly bury me, so I have to be very careful what I do. In order for me to properly practice the Catholic Faith, I'm going to have to be rescued from my current moribund situation. I don't know how it's going to work out, but I do need ...http://catholiclookforwife.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-message-2016-500th-post.html
Advent Thoughts HUMBLEPIETY - December 15, 2016 Advent Thoughts I am approaching my first Christmas at Holy Family, almost a year has passed since moving into the parish, I am no longer "the new priest" and as the new year is soon to introduce itself, I am in reflective mood. Advent has been a busy time, this is not unexpected, the parish is not unlike many up and down the country, and the pastoral call from day to day is full on. Funerals, sick calls, liturgies, schools, hospital visits, administration, correspondence, ...http://humblepiety.blogspot.com/2016/12/advent-thoughts.html
A Look Back at Pope Francis' 2016 Highlights CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 15, 2016 ... leadership in the Church. Moving on to speak about the Holy Father's Pastoral Visits in 2016, Allen suggested that the most striking might be the shortest; the one-day trip to the Greek island of Lesbos in April. According to him, this visit displayed the overarching themes of the Year of Mercy: ecumenism and reaching out to the peripheries. Pope Francis met with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece during the visit to the island, and he ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-look-back-at-pope-francis-2016.html