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Good Friday of the Lord's Passion G-MANS JOURNEY - April 14, 2017 Reading 1 Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted. Even as many were amazed at him so marred was his look beyond human semblance and his appearance beyond that of the sons of man so shall he startle many nations, because of him kings shall stand speechless; for those who have not been told shall see, those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard? To whom has the arm of the LORD ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2017/04/good-friday-of-lords-passion.html
Movies: "Bitter Harvest" HELL BURNS - April 4, 2017 ... friends told me that KGB-types continued to hunt down and assassinate those who were Soviet-resisters. Some of my friends won't even use their actual surnames. Mandatory follow-up viewing: "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" (2015) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4908644/videoplayer/vi3224023833?ref_=tt_ov_vi , Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary. 6,000 Ukrainians have already died in the ...http://hellburns.blogspot.com/2017/04/movies-bitter-harvest.html
The Roman Amphitheater of Pola and Persecution Denial GLORIA ROMANORUM - March 30, 2017 ... perfect loveliness and peace!" said I to an Istrian priest who resided in the city, and who had come aboard at Rovigno. "And yet what different associations that amphitheater gives," he replied.... The above snippet is taken from John Mason Neale 's novella, The Daughters of Pola: Family Letters Relating to the Persecution of Diocletian which is about to be republished after being generally unavailable for over a century. Written in 1861, this little gem of a book is a great ...http://gloriaromanorum.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-roman-amphitheater-of-pola-and.html
Happy St. Valentine's Day P R WOMAN FOR CHRIST - February 13, 2017 I remember asking my mother to buy a stack of Valentine's cards, one for each of my second grade classmates. Every one of us headed home that Valentine's Day afternoon with a stack of cards asking us to "be someone's Valentine!" I certainly had one from my second grade crush, Jimmy K. Alas, Jimmy's dad was transferred to Cleveland for his job. My Jimmy K. "Valentine" disappeared, and ...http://prwomanforchrist.blogspot.com/2017/02/happy-st-valentines-day.html
Silence A FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS - January 28, 2017 ... Greene, and in this novel about a hunted priest captured by the government I do see similarities to The Power and the Glory . I'm about half way through. I'm enjoying it so far. The depiction of what is going through the priest's mind as he sneaks into Japan during the 17th Century when the Japanese government tried to crush Catholicism in Japan is believable. He is optimistic, heroic, then afraid, and when captured struggling not to betray ...http://paxchristirochester.blogspot.com/2017/01/silence.html
Christus Mansionem Benedicat! MAN WITH BLACK HAT - January 6, 2017 ... holy water known as "Epiphany water." The blessing for it, which takes place only for this occasion, is to be found in the traditional Rituale Romanum , and includes a prayer of exorcism. The blessed chalk and the holy water are then taken home, to be used that evening. + + + We begin with the Sign of the Cross, and the words of Psalm 71(72) "Deus, judicium": Give the King your justice, O God, * and your righteousness to the King's son; That he may rule your people righteously * and the poor ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2017/01/christus-mansionem-benedicat.html
He Was a Runner for the Japanese Mafia. Now He's a Catholic Priest CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 26, 2016 ... priest. The child of a military family, Donald (his family called him Donnie), moved from Virginia to Southern California with his parents at the age of 10. He was enticed by the lifestyle of Southern California, and by the age of 13, was living solely for pleasure, a pursuit that would eventually lead to a downward spiral landing him in rehab, jail, and with suicidal thoughts. When his dad announced one day that the family would be moving to Japan, Donnie became "enraged" at ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/he-was-runner-for-japanese-mafia-now.html