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Cardinal Etchegaray's Retirement Means the End of an Era CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 30, 2017 ... peace and to the human person. Cardinal Etchegaray epitomizes all the characteristics of the modern Church. If there is something we deem to be new, it is possible he had done it already. The news of Cardinal Etchegaray's departure was spread by Angelo Scelzo, former deputy director of the Holy See Press Office and a good friend of the cardinal. Scelzo penned a Jan. 20 article on the Italian Bishops Conference's newspaper Avvenire and reported that, before leaving, Cardinal ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/cardinal-etchegarays-retirement-means.html
Holy Child - Santo Nino. GLORIA OLIVAE - January 17, 2017 ... Darn kids! The whole world is too emotional; i.e it does things without thinking but only from feelings. They elect a president and refuses to recognize him. Asked why? They say because they do not like him. That is not a reason; that is pure emotionalism. Though they call it 'their reason' it is in fact irrational. Demonstrators don't make sense and it is impossible to talk to them because they are irrational. Thus Pope Gregory XVI condemned demonstrations. The first Christians never ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2017_01_01_archive.html#5066267139830792546
Monday Diary: Almost Excruciatingly True Stories: By the Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin ADAM'S ALE - January 16, 2017 ... most likely. Thus we have now for many centuries triumphed over nature to the extent of making certain secondary characteristics of the male (such as the beard) disagreeable to nearly all the females - and there is more in that than you might suppose." For these reasons, Tony Vasinda wrote an article over at the Catholic Beard Balm Co. that "All Catholic Men Eventually Grow Beards." Read it HERE . But for the time being, it remains somewhat controversial. But hey, a guy can ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2017/01/monday-diary-almost-excruciatingly-true_16.html
Serviam! - Philip Kosloski - A Practical Guide to Discerning God's Will BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - January 7, 2017 ... journey there by learning to listen and be of service. At the beginning of the second chapter Philip says: "The next step in following God's will (espeically in the "big" things, like vocational discernment for example) is by obeying God in the "little things" on a daily basis. If we are obedient in small things, we will be better prepared to follow God in the "big" things." And it is from learning to do the little things well and follow in them day in and day out that we will really ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/wyv3XRNJ_Eo/serviam-philip-kosloski-practical-guide.html
Outspoken Bishop Steps Down After Almost Two Decades Leading Calgary's Catholics, Cites Health Reasons WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD - January 5, 2017 ... McGratton was someone I studied with as he was two years ahead of me in the Seminary. He shares many if not all of the same characteristics of personality that I admire in Bishop Henry - albeit at a somewhat 'lower volume' when it comes to public pronouncements. Calgary's gain is Peterborough's loss. But any successor to +Fred Henry will have big shoes to fill. + Bill McGratton will fit the bill quite nicely. Outspoken bishop steps down after almost two decades leading ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/oOuOI/~3/rr2TP9iJRcA/outspoken-bishop-steps-down-after.html
Chinese Leader Tells Catholics: Follow Socialism, Not the Vatican CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 31, 2016 ... allows worship only in state-sanctioned churches. Many of China's estimated 12 million Catholics are thought to worship in underground congregations. Starting under Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican has sought to unite Chinese Catholics under the Holy See. Pope Francis has said that both sides had resumed meetings of working groups over the naming of bishops, an issue central to the dispute between both sides. But just last week, the Vatican said it was saddened that the ordination of two new ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/chinese-leader-tells-catholics-follow.html