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Families and Vocations: What's the Connection FRANCISCAN LIFE - November 11, 2015 ... on the family and the times are ripe to do more to create a culture of vocations among families and in parishes. To support this goal, the 2015 National Religious Vocation Conference/CARA recently released findings of a study on the "Role of the Family in Nurturing Vocations to Religious Life and Priesthood." The survey focused on both men and women religious and diocesan priests and seminarians who entered religious life since 2000 as well as on their family members. The ...http://franciscanlife.blogspot.com/2015/11/families-and-vocations-whats-connection.html
November Feast Table – Rebuilding Culture WILDFLOWERS AND MARBLES - November 4, 2015 ... little way for me to serve. For years this practice of setting up a simple monthly display and a monthly liturgical book basket grew. And then…we remodeled. My humble little wooden table used for our first family Feast Table had been drafted into service elsewhere, and after tearing down walls and opening up spaces (which I am still smitten with!) I couldn't find a place that would work well for our family Feast Table. Last month I had my teen son sliding a bookshelf ...http://wildflowersandmarbles.com/2015/11/04/november-feast-table-rebuilding-culture/
At the Synod, the Moment of Truth... Part I WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - October 9, 2015 Since its opening early Monday, this climactic Synod on the Family hasn't just met strictly behind closed doors, but mostly away from the Aula in its 13 circuli minores , the small(er) discussion groups divvied up by language. A stark change from the prior methodology – in which each member's set-piece speeches before the entire gathering dominated the first week and beyond – while several prelates in attendance have taken to either giving interviews on ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/10/at-synod-moment-of-truth-part-i.html
The Weekly Francis – Volume 117 – 6 October 2015 THE CURT JESTER - October 6, 2015 ... Migrants and Refugees 2016 Speeches 5 September 2015 – To members of the Parish Evangelisation Cell System 7 September 2015 – To the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Portugal on their "ad Limina" visit 11 September 2015 – To participants in the General Chapter of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians) 27 September 2015 – Apostolic Journey of the Holy Father to Cuba, to the United States of America and Visit to the United ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/splendoroftruth/lNZE/~3/5t4ijh4sW7w/
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri Explains How the Synod on the Family Will Unfold VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 2, 2015 ... participants in the Synod and all the faithful of the world, on an initiative of the Italian Episcopal Conference, which has invited families, movements and ecclesial associations. At nightfall the beauty of the family will shine through lighted torches. The trustful invocation of the Holy Spirit by the People of God is the prelude to the work of the Synod; indeed, we recall the important tone given to the last Extraordinary General Assembly by the Holy Father, with the ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/10/cardinal-lorenzo-baldisseri-explains.html
The Conference in Detroit: Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters With Same-Sex Attraction... (Gay) ABBEY ROADS - August 10, 2015 ... to 12. It should be interesting. Welcoming and Accompanying Our Brothers and Sisters with Same-Sex Attraction An international conference designed to help answer the questions posed in the Lineamenta for the 2015 Synod on the Family: "The pastoral care of persons with homosexual tendencies poses new challenges today, due to the manner in which their rights are proposed in society. How can the Christian community give pastoral attention to families with persons with homosexual ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-conference-in-detroit-welcoming-and.html