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Pastoral Letter MARY AND JOSEPH'S GEM - November 27, 2016 ... policy concerning the preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is also in preparation. The people of our Diocese have also expressed a clear desire for the introduction of the Permanent Diaconate. So beginning in January, we will define the sort of diaconal ministry that we need in our Diocese and candidates will be invited to speak either with their parish priest or a nominated priest about an interest in ordination or to simply know more about what it entails. ...http://mariesgem.blogspot.com/2016/11/pastoral-letter_27.html
Sosa: The Face of God Is Multicoloured and Multicultural CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 8, 2016 ... we don't want to act alone. The Society of Jesus loses its meaning if collaboration with others is lacking. We are thus called to embark on an enormous conversion, because in many parts of the world we are still harbour a sense of nostalgia about when we used to do everything, there is no other solution but to share the mission. I sincerely believe the opposite is true: our life is based on our collaboration with others. The other theme is multiculturalism and interculturalism because it is a ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/sosa-face-of-god-is-multicoloured-and.html
November 2 - Commemoration of All Souls FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - November 2, 2016 ... brief if necessary at all. Another point is that those in the purgatorial state – they cannot pray for themselves – but we can pray for the completion of the process in them – and it counts very much. How many souls will be released into heaven from purgatory by this very ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2016/11/november-2-commemoration-of-all-souls.html
Zacchaeus SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONAL - October 31, 2016 ... crushed. I had been imagining his Confirmation, ever since we had had him christened as an infant. But I had to let him go. If he was going to be an adult in the church, I had to let him be a man. My husband and I sat quietly in the car, not knowing what to do next. A few minutes later, our son unexpectedly appeared, like a vision in his glowing red robe. Our son said, "I changed my mind. I want you to be there." I said to my husband, "Quick! Take his picture! By that tree, ...http://spiritualdevotional.blogspot.com/2016/10/zacchaeus.html
The New Bishop of Changzhi and the Many Voices on China-Vatican Dialogue CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 25, 2016 ... October there will be a meeting of the two delegations to finalize the last details of the agreement. But AsiaNews sources in China and others close to the Vatican have denied that this meeting will take place in October stating that it wlill take place at a later date. The Holy See Press Office has not commented on this news, but on October 22 issued a dispatch stating that October 24 to 26 " the sixth meeting of the Working Group between the Holy See and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-new-bishop-of-changzhi-and-many.html
For Mgr Marcuzzo, Pilgrimages Are an Instrument of the New Evangelization CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 29, 2016 ... but not the mother, the son but not the brother . . . Lately, a group of eight new Jordanian deacons wanted to hold a prayer retreat in the Holy Land, but had to desist because two of them had their visa application rejected." "Security issues" have been cited, but they are laughable because "our Christians are not involved in anything related to terrorism, or acts of violence, or protests." The same is happening to Egypt's Christians, according to patriarchal vicar of Jerusalem. In recent ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/for-mgr-marcuzzo-pilgrimages-are.html