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"We Need to Be the Field Hospital, Not Judge Judy" – On March Eve, O'Malley'S Call: "Pro-Life" Means Pro-Poor WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - January 21, 2015 ... for Life in Washington to mark tomorrow's anniversary of the ruling has always provided the most significant platform on the issue both for the movement's base in the trenches and the horde of hierarchs on-hand to lead them, that's become all the more the case over these last two years in which the head of the USCCB's pro-life apparatus has suddenly emerged as the principal North American adviser to the Pope – and, by extension, the Vatican's most influential American ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/01/we-need-to-be-field-hospital-not-judge.html
CPCSM and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (Part 6) THE WILD REED - January 6, 2015 ... year. I'd joined Dignity within weeks of my arrival in Minnesota, and its welcoming environment provided me my first opportunity to meet other gay Catholics. Diacou's article also includes insightful comments from two of the co-founders of the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM), the organization I've served as executive coordinator since 2003. Both these co-founders, Bill Kummer and David McCaffrey, have since died (Bill in 2006 , and ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/01/cpcsm-and-archdiocese-of-st-paul-and.html
Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - November 30, 2014 ... Advent marks the beginning of a time of prayer and fasting in preparation for the coming of the Lord, it is placed as the first Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar. Today marks the First Sunday of cycle A of the Liturgical Year. What "coming" are we preparing ourselves for during the Advent Season? We are preparing ourselves for the coming of the Lord Jesus in three ways: (1) First of all, we are preparing ourselves for the coming of the Lord as the Judge, ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2014/11/homily-for-today_30.html
Catholic Dilemma 286: Difficulties in Saying the Rosary THE HERMENEUTIC OF CONTINUITY - November 9, 2014 ... death and resurrection, raising our minds and hearts to God in praise and thanksgiving, and drawing new resolve for our Christian lives. Both the vocal prayers and the mysteries on which we meditate, draw us directly to Christ. Our Lady does not ask for attention for her own sake but for the sake of her Son. In any kind of prayer we are prone to distractions. The Rosary can make these more obvious, leading us to try (though always in tranquillity of soul) to ...http://the-hermeneutic-of-continuity.blogspot.com/2014/11/catholic-dilemma-286-difficulties-in.html
All Souls Day ~ November 2nd BATTLE BEADS BLOG - November 2, 2014 ... Purgatory essentially requires belief in two realities: 1. that there will be a purification of believers prior to entering heaven and 2. that the prayers and masses of the faithful in some way benefit those in the state of purification. As to the duration, place, and exact nature of this purification, the Church has no official dogma, although Saint Augustine and others used fire as a way to explain the nature of the purification. Many faithful Catholics, including Pope Benedict XVI, ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2014/11/all-souls-day-november-2nd.html
To Trace All Souls Day INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - November 2, 2014 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." ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2014/11/to-trace-all-souls-day.html
Evaluating... AUNTIE JOANNA WRITES - October 16, 2014 ... church that he helped to build at Niegovic, and then pondering his portrait in St Florian's in Krakow... Today is the anniversary of his election as Pope in 1978. Then followed the extraordinary missionary journeys, the assassin's bullet, the consecration of the world to Fatima, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the huge gatherings for prayer and Mass on every continent, World Youth Day, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Theology of ...http://joannabogle.blogspot.com/2014/10/evaluating.html