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Supreme Court to Consider Religious Prayer at Government Meetings CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 10, 2013 ... faith in the public square, the Supreme Court on Wednesday began to consider religious prayers that convene government meetings. At issue in Greece v. Galloway is whether such invocations pass constitutional muster, even when government officials are not purposefully proselytizing or discriminating. Can a town council, for example, open its meetings with prayers invoking Jesus Christ, as happened repeatedly in the town of Greece, N.Y.? ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/11/supreme-court-to-consider-religious.html
The CATHOLIC CHURCH in the Era of the Poor Widow. GLORIA OLIVAE - October 27, 2013 ... whole picture of the Catholic Church we must put together into a unified whole the 34 descriptions from the 34 Gospel Readings in Ordinary Time. Secondly note that the readings, especially the Gospels, give the characteristics of a bad and good member of the Catholic Church.....up to the 28th Sunday after which the Gospel describes only the good members. Thirdly, note that the Gospels do not say why Lazarus deserved to go to heaven. It does not say what extra work the faithful servants did to ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2013_10_01_archive.html#6795018056314122220
Supreme Court Term Touches on Prayer, Religious Liberty CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 19, 2013 ... began Oct. 7, will address several prominent issues in the public square, including freedom of speech for pro-life demonstrations, prayer in legislative settings, and religious freedom. Limits on pro-life protests outside of abortion clinics are being challenged in the upcoming case "McCullen v. Coakley." The petitioners argue that a Massachusetts law limiting sidewalk counseling for women entering abortion clinics violates the First Amendment. They claim that limiting the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/10/supreme-court-term-touches-on-prayer.html
Football and Fasting PEWSPECTIVE - September 9, 2013 This kind [of demon] can only come out by prayer and fasting....Mark 9:29 It was an interesting weekend for a fast and it generated a lot of discussion. I found myself at a business meeting, planned long in advance, meals included, with work through the afternoon of Saturday, and a big sit-down dinner at night. Nearly all of the participants were Roman Catholic. What to do in light of the call for a day of prayer and fasting? This was, ...http://pewspective.blogspot.com/2013/09/football-and-fasting.html
Pope: May Day of Reflection on Ethics in Mining Benefit Industry, Workers CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 9, 2013 ... multinational corporations involved in this sector – Christians, followers of other religions, and non-believers – but above all because it is the first occasion in which senior mining executives have come together, close to the Successor of Peter, to reflect on the importance of their human and environmental responsibilities. In other words, they wish to make a serious examination of conscience on what must be done so that their industry may offer a constant positive contribution ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/09/pope-may-day-of-reflection-on-ethics-in.html