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Pastoral Letter MARY AND JOSEPH'S GEM - November 27, 2016 ... what he said or they were distracted by other matters. In the busy secularisation of our world, many have drifted away but, if we are persistent and constant in our living of the Gospel, in our kindness and care for those around us in need, then people will be drawn back with a new sense of searching and commitment. Pope Francis asks us if we have the courage to walk with others, even while they are walking away from the Church? I believe we have. We begin this Season of Advent and prepare for ...http://mariesgem.blogspot.com/2016/11/pastoral-letter_27.html
Here's What the VP Candidates Said About Abortion Last Night CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 5, 2016 http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/heres-what-vp-candidates-said-about.html
Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin: "We Cannot Obtain Grace Unless We Suffer Afflictions." BIG C CATHOLICS - August 22, 2016 ... interest, Rose cropped her hair and rubbed pepper on her face causing it to blister. Her mother in particular, insisted that Rose marry. Against her mother's wishes, Rose took a vow of virginity. This contest of wills persisted for a decade. Emulating Saint Catherine of Siena, the future saint spent many hours contemplating Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, practicing severe chastisements and fasting. Her acts of self-denial were often harsh. For Lent, Rose would abstain from ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/08/saint-rose-of-lima-virgin-we-cannot.html