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2015 Franciscan Federation Conference FRANCISCAN LIFE - June 30, 2015 Each year I usually write an article about the Franciscan Federation conference, using as my guide the schedule posted on the federation's website. This year, however, I had the privilege of being present for the entire conference in Indianapolis. We arrived at the hotel Friday afternoon and after checking in, looked for a place to get some lunch. What started out with a small group gradually grew to a bit of a reunion as more of our sisters found their ...http://franciscanlife.blogspot.com/2015/06/2015-franciscan-federation-conference.html
Dionysius Alive and Well: On Hierarchical Incensation NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - June 15, 2015 At the Solemn Vespers held on the opening day of the Sacra Liturgia conference , June 1, 2015, I witnessed a memorable sign of the true nature of the Church and of the cosmos: the elaborate incensation during the Magnificat. I have seen incense used at Vespers before, but never so elaborately, or, one might say, to such a Baroque extent (with "Baroque" as an altogether laudatory appellation). After all, incensing, like every sign used in worship, must be ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/wDw_vdXF8wg/dionysius-alive-and-well-on.html
Religious Liberty THE ONE TRUE FAITH - June 12, 2015 ... pilgrims came here for religious freedom. What happened after that is well, human concupiscence. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is planning a Fortnight for Freedom. On June 21 (I'll remind you.) we are invited to pray a fortnight until July 4th, for religious freedom in our country. There are suggestions for the fortnight, also. Fortnight Spotlight... Pope Francis and Religious Freedom, Quotes from Our Holy Father Fortnight for Freedom in U.S. Church . . . ...http://theonetruefaith-faith.blogspot.com/2015/06/religious-liberty.html
Pew Research and Beauty GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - May 12, 2015 sday greetings to all. You may have already seen today's report from the Pew Research Center concerning "America's Changing Religious Landscape." The opening paragraph tells the story. "The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, these changes are taking place across the religious landscape, affecting ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2015/05/pew-research-and-beauty.html
CONCLUDING COMMENTS….Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal VOX NOVA - April 30, 2015 ... comments well worth reading. The opening addresses are available for view at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rC1PxAdbFUc . This final post recaps the exchanges among participants following the opening addresses and doesn't begin to do justice to the depth of these conversations. These structured exchanges were closed to public so that participants would feel safe in speaking candidly. Full disclosure: The comments below reflect my distillation of others' views ...http://vox-nova.com/2015/04/30/concluding-comments-polarization-in-the-u-s-catholic-church-naming-the-wounds-beginning-to-heal/
The Pope on the Importance of the "Hidden Christians" of Japan VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - March 20, 2015 ... Xavier. ... For many of these missionaries, as well as for some of the first members of the Japanese Catholic community, their witness to Christ led to the shedding of their blood. … We recall especially Saint Paul Miki and companions whose steadfast faith in the midst of persecution became an encouragement for the small Christian community to persevere in every trial". Another aspect of this rich patrimony is the discovery of the "hidden Christians" - those who conserved the Christian ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-pope-on-importance-of-hidden.html
Dom Alcuin Reid on the 50th Anniversary of Mass in the Vernacular NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - March 7, 2015 ... fruit of the requests submitted by the Italian bishops to the Consilium and of the prompt and positive responses it increasingly gave to such requests. The leadership of the Consilium and, seemingly, most Italian bishops, regarded the maximum use of the vernacular as being of great importance, if not as indispensable, in achieving a participatory and truly pastoral liturgy. "The fundamental norm from today and in the future is to pray understanding every phrase and word, to complete [them] ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/gyO1JHpIDqQ/dom-alcuid-reid-on-50th-anniversary-of.html