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Seven Irish Columbans Among 84 Modern-Day Martyrs of Korea Who May Be Beatified CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 17, 2017 ... announcement in 2014 that 124 martyrs from the 18 th and 19 th centuries were to be beatified that year and the announcement in 2013 by the Korean bishops that they would seek the beatification of 84 modern martyrs who died during the 20 th century," said Fr Cyril Lovett, a former editor of the Far East magazine, a publication that highlights and promotes the Columban Fathers' activities. "In fact, it is because the Korean bishops are the promoters of this cause that the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/seven-irish-columbans-among-84-modern.html

"Why Saint Thomas Aquinas Opposed Open Borders" MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - February 11, 2017 Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., discussing this passage from the Summa Theologiae , writes ( Catholic Family News , January 31, 2017): Every nation has the right to distinguish, by country of origin, who can migrate to it and apply appropriate immigration policies, according to the great medieval scholar and saint Thomas Aquinas. In a surprisingly contemporary passage of his Summa Theologica, Aquinas noted that the Jewish people of Old Testament times did not admit visitors from ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2017/02/why-saint-thomas-aquinas-opposed-open.html

Why Cultural Renewal Requires a Restoration of Meaning CRISIS MAGAZINE - January 30, 2017 ... points, is one of the most corrosive forces in our culture, and it is by recovering the power and willingness to define that conservatives can make headway in cultural politics. Marriage, justice, life, morality: we need fixed definitions of terms like these if we hope to have a cohesive society. We should take our cue from Richard Weaver, the midcentury conservative philosopher and rhetorician. In The Ethics of Rhetoric , Weaver wrote that the noblest argument is the argument from definition. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/Ex-oW_TnUP8/cultural-renewal-requires-restoration-meaning

Enjoy a St. Brigid and St. Verdiana S.K.I.L.L. T.I.M.E. + and a Luncheon "Tea" Plan TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - January 29, 2017 Just a few days away, on February 1, is the feast day of St. Brigid and St. Verdiana , so today, I have been planning our saint-inspired S.K.I.L.L. T.I.M.E. + in connection to these saints as well as planning details for hosting a small saint luncheon tea with friends. In case you, too, enjoy weaving saint-based learning, food, and fun into your days, too, I thought I'd share my plans. Saints Brigid and Verdiana S.K.I.L.L. T.I.M.E. + { ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2017/01/enjoy-st-brigid-and-st-verdiana-skill.html

St. Francis De Sales, Mentor and Model JEAN M. HEIMANN - January 24, 2017 ... that he become a lawyer and politician. However, he felt called to the priesthood and was ordained during the time of the Protestant Reformation. The Catholic Church at this time was losing many of its parishioners to the new churches of the Protestant Reformation and Francis set out to restore Catholicism to the area around Lake Geneva known as Chablais. For three years, he trudged through the countryside, his feet frozen and bleeding, as he trampled through the snow. No one ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/01/st-francis-de-sales-mentor-model/

For Salt Lake, the Oscar – In Asian Church Milestone, Bishop Solis Goes to Utah WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - January 10, 2017 ... The third and last Asian named a bishop for the US' Latin church (all until now auxiliaries), as well as the first to be ordained in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, before taking the helm of the San Pedro Region – comprising 70 parishes, 8 high schools, four hospitals and more in southern LA County – Mahony entrusted his new deputy with a unique assignment upon Solis' 2004 arrival: shepherding the cultural diversity of the mammoth, 5 million-member archdiocese (itself ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2017/01/for-salt-lake-oscar-in-asian-church.html

Encounter 2017 Gathering in NYC Blends Talks, Music, Spirituality CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 5, 2017 Members of the Catholic lay ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation are gearing up for their annual gathering in New York City, a three-day event featuring lectures, music and socializing. Labeled a "cultural event," the free gathering takes place January 13-15 in New York City and features talks by scientists, writers, economists as well as exhibits and music. "It's a blend of music and culture a lot of talk about different ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/encounter-2017-gathering-in-nyc-blends.html

Te Deum on New Year's Eve NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - December 31, 2016 It has long been a custom in Catholic churches to sing the Te Deum, the hymn of thanksgiving par excellence , on New Year's Eve, to thank God for all of the blessings received over the course of the previous year, and then to invoke His blessings for the coming year by singing the Veni, Creator Spiritus on New Year's Day. In Rome, the Pope and cardinals resident in the city traditionally attended the Te Deum ceremony on December 31st at the church of the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/iDKnkdatuh4/te-deum-on-new-years-eve.html

Immaculate Conception: December 8th ... NOON TIME ... Special Hour of Grace BATTLE BEADS BLOG - December 8, 2016 The Hour of Grace The 8th of December is an important day - the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is also the day on which in 1947 Our Blessed Mother gave us the Hour of Grace. Our Lady said as follows: "It is my wish that every year, on 8th December, at noon, the HOUR OF GRACE FOR THE WORLD be celebrated. Many divine and bodily graces will be received through this devotion. Our Lord, my Divine Son Jesus, will send His overflowing mercy if good people ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/12/immaculate-conception-december-8th-noon.html

St. Andrew's Feast Day With Christmas Novena (November 30th - Christmas Eve) BATTLE BEADS BLOG - November 30, 2016 The Christmas Novena Say 15 times a day from St. Andrew's Day (30 November), ending on Christmas Eve Hail, and blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight in Bethlehem in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, Oh my God, to hear my prayers and grant my desires, through the merits of our Savior, Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother. Amen. (Mention your intentions.) (It is piously believed that ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2015/11/st-andrews-feast-day-with-christmas.html

Is Traditionalism a Spiritual Malady? NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 14, 2016 ... to die for it, too. I don't care who says otherwise." Yes, sometimes we will make mistakes in our particular judgments, but it is a peculiarly modern (post-modern?) temptation to want to float in a region of non-judgment, where we can avoid the painful necessity of making up our minds and coming down on this or that side of the fence. We'd rather sit on the fence and pretend we have a superior disposition because we are not like those Pharisees down there on ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/Ez3DUDnOvV4/is-traditionalism-spiritual-malady.html

How Should We Care for Body of the Deceased? A CATHOLIC LIFE - November 13, 2016 A fitting reflection during November, the Month Dedicated to Pray for the Souls of the Dead who are in Purgatory. Remember, cremation (despite what modern men are saying) has always been prohibited for Catholics : Image Source: Catholic Cravings St. Augustine "On the Care of the Dead," (circa 422): The care with which we bury the dead expresses our faith in the victory over everlasting death which Our Lord Jesus Christ has won in our human nature by His ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/Vu5WjYTIh80/how-should-we-care-for-body-of-deceased.html

7QT: Veteran's Day, Soldier Saints, and Giveaway CATHOLIC FIRE - November 11, 2016 We salute you! Thank you for your service! 1. Happy Veteran's Day, U S A ! What is Veteran's Day? On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year 1918, an armistice was signed, ending the "war to end all wars." November 11 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during the war in order to ensure a lasting peace. In 1938 Congress ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/11/7qt-veterans-day-soldier-saints-and.html

Catholicism Embodied: "The Pivotal Players" INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - November 10, 2016 Catholicism embodied: "The Pivotal Players" George Weigel Catholic World Report In Bishop Barron's new DVD series, six of the most striking personalities in Catholic history take center stage, the adventure of their lives serving to deepen our understanding of the "faith once delivered to the saints" (Jude 1:3). Looking for some uplift after this tawdry election cycle? Some inspiration for tackling what lies ahead? A good way to ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/11/catholicism-embodied-the-pivotal-players.html

A Catholic Satirist at Work: Evelyn Waugh's Helena CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 4, 2016 This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), Catholic convert and novelist. I had never read anything by Waugh and thought it was time I gave him a go, especially since I love English Catholic literary figures. Problem is, Waugh specialized in fiction and I don't. So I decided to try something with a little history in it: Waugh's 1950 historical novel Helena , which he called his favorite of his own works. The ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/e7buPx-9JNk/catholic-satirist-work-evelyn-waughs-helena

What Every Evangelist Needs to Know CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 4, 2016 Editor's note: The following address by Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln was delivered at the Spirit Catholic Radio/Catholic Answers Evangelization Conference in Omaha on October 29, 2016. This version has been slightly shortened. ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ Dear friends in Christ, I am very glad to be here with you for this conference sponsored by Catholic Answers and Spirit Catholic Radio. I am ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/SP8rZnRw-UI/make-disciples-nation

To Trace All Souls Day INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - November 2, 2016 To Trace All Souls Day Fr. Brian Van Hove, S.J. Ignatius Insight As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger once said so well, one major difference between Protestants and Catholics is that Catholics pray for the dead: "My view is that if Purgatory did not exist, we should have to invent it." Why? "Because few things are as immediate, as human and as widespread—at all times and in all cultures—as prayer for one"s own departed dear ones." Calvin, the Reformer of Geneva, had ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/11/to-trace-all-souls-day.html

A Must-Have Picture Book for All Saints Day TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - October 28, 2016 ... I was absolutely delighted when I contacted Catholic author/illustrator Sherry Boas to see if I might review a copy Jackie's Special Halloween and received an immediate reply, followed by a package from Catholic Word that contained a copy of Jackie's Special Halloween in it. What is Jackie's Special Halloween About? In Jackie's Special Halloween , a pumpkin named Jackie yearns to experience all of the activities of Halloween and ends up being chosen by a ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-must-have-picture-book-for-all-saints.html

The Legends of Saints Simon and Jude NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - October 28, 2016 ... Gospel and were eventually martyred. The pre-Tridentine Roman Breviary, on the other hand, gives a much more elaborate account of their lives after the Lord's Ascension. St. Simon is said to have preached the Gospel in many places, which are not specifically named. When St. James the Less was killed by King Herod in 44 A.D., Simon was chosen by the other Apostles to succeed him as bishop of Jerusalem. Having governed the mother church of Christianity for many years, and reached the age of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/HwIywPIHe9U/the-legends-of-saints-simon-and-jude.html

Catholic-Lutheran Hurdles Still Exist, but Surprising Progress Has Been Made CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 27, 2016 Ahead of Pope Francis' coming trip to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic and Lutheran leaders have said that while there is still a long way to go toward unity, seemingly impossible steps have already been made. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, told journalists Oct. 26 that the coming joint commemoration of the Reformation marks "the first time in the history ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/catholic-lutheran-hurdles-still-exist.html