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A Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - May 24, 2015 Today, we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday. Some of you may ask yourselves, "What is the origin of Pentecost in the Catholic Church?" According to the New Catholic Dictionary of 1929, the word Pentecost is Greek for "pentecostes" which means "fiftieth." This feast "commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, and takes its name from the fact that it comes nearly fifty days after Easter. It was a Jewish festival, and has been observed in ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-homily-for-today.html
Bishop Ratko Perić at Medjugorje: Unity Is More Important Than Charisms CATHOLIC LIGHT - May 20, 2015 Bishop Ratko Perić recently performed the rite of confirmation at St. James parish in the town of Medjugorje, notorious as a site of so-called apparitions. His visits to the parish to perform the rite of Confirmation are often an occasion for him to remind the people of the town that the Catholic faith does not depend on unreliable claims of visions, but on the revelation Christ entrusted to the Church. Here is the homily from his most ...http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/bishop-ratko-peric-at-medjugorje-unity-is-more-important-than-charisms/
Honolulu to Restore the Sequence of the Initiation Sacraments GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - April 29, 2015 ... read with excitement a post yesterday about the bishop of Honolulu, Bishop Larry Silva. You can read the article from their Catholic newspaper here . The bishop is inaugurating a process for the restoration of the order of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism-Confirmation-Eucharist). Many dioceses across Canada and the United States have done so, some with great success, others with limited success or even failure, resulting in a "un-restoration." The process ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2015/04/honolulu-to-restore-sequence-of.html
10 Quotes From Pope Benedict XVI on Faith TOM PERNA - April 12, 2015 Today in the Catholic Church we celebrate the exceptional faith of St. Thomas the Apostle, who after seeing the wounds of Jesus Christ for himself professed the great words – "My Lord and My God." In the Eastern Churches, this Sunday is known as Thomas Sunday . When writing about this event in today's Gospel (John 20:19-31), St. Augustine of Hippo says Thomas "saw and touched the man, and acknowledged the God whom he neither saw nor touched; but by means of what he ...http://tomperna.org/2015/04/12/10-quotes-from-pope-benedict-xvi-on-faith/
Assessing Your Parish THE FIFTH COLUMN - March 10, 2015 ... best to prepare their own children from reception of Confession? Sacrament of Confirmation Are all Catholic adults who approach the sacrament of marriage confirmed? Are parents, as primary educators, preparing their own children for reception of Confirmation? Are parents encouraged to prepare their children at or about the age of reason, as universal Church law recommends (Canon 97.2, 843.1, 852.1, 885)? Are all children in the parish being ...http://skellmeyer.blogspot.com/2015/03/assessing-your-parish.html