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Towards an Ecclesiology of Merciful Love- II: Schism: Triumph of Faith or Failure of Love? MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - February 6, 2017 ... is preached, the sacraments are confected and, centrally, the Eucharist is celebrated. As the history of the local church from the time of the Apostles till now is reflected in its liturgy and its understanding of the faith, Tradition is pluriform in its origins. However, as Word and Eucharist are identical in every celebration, not withstanding the differences in form and culture, so each local church is ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2017/02/towards-ecclesiology-of-merciful-love.html
A Template for Real Catholic Reform in 2017 (Commentary) CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 17, 2017 ... anniversary year offers a sterling opportunity to reevaluate and come to a deeper appreciation of the way the Church herself responded successfully to the need for reform 500 years ago, and in this way to draw out lessons for the ongoing reform required by the Church today. Of the many important characteristics of the Catholic revival, five stand out as particularly crucial as well as immediately applicable to the present historical context. The centrality of the sacraments Martin Luther's ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-template-for-real-catholic-reform-in.html
Blesseds Luigi and Maria (Corsini) Beltrame Quattrocchi COMMUNIO - November 25, 2016 ... married couple to be beatified together (in 2011). We have few married couples among the saints and blesseds in comparison to those in religious life and priesthood. It was Pope John Paul II who held up for us the Quattrocchis who lived an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. Luigi, a lawyer and civil servant, died in 1951 at the age of 71; Maria, who dedicated herself to her family and to several charitable and social Catholic movements, ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/11/blesseds-luigi-and-maria-corsini-beltrame-quattrocchi/