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Book Review: Mortal Blessings SPIRITUAL WOMAN - September 17, 2014 Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2014 I am a daughter of aging parents. While I don't know the day or the hour, I know that the time is coming when I will need to walk with them on their final journey home. Death is part of life, and as a Catholic, I understand that it is the doorway to a different level of existence. Yet I fear all that may come before, and the grieving that will come after. I do not know ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/SPBgN/~3/mSFqbHsrJN0/book-review-mortal-blessings.html
Pope at General Audience: Works of Mercy Essential for Salvation CATHOLIC FIRE - September 10, 2014 ... of those who are blinded by evil, so they may soon see the light of truth and repent for their mistakes. May the Lord bless you and protect you always". Speaking to the thousands of pilgrims who crowded St Peter's Square for the appointment, the Pope said the Church does not teach us about mercy through theoretic lectures but through the actions of the saints who have visited those in prison, of mothers who teach their children to share what they have with those in need, through women like ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/09/pope-at-general-audience-works-of-mercy.html
Tolkien on Modernity, Part I AIRMARIA.COM - July 21, 2014 ... restored and released after having been kept from the public for many years. In 1958 Tolkien gave a speech at a dinner given in his honor in Rotterdam, which was attended by about two hundred enthusiasts of his mythology. The entire event was recorded and then forgotten about. Subsequently, the recording was found and then hoarded like part of Smaug's treasure. Now it has been rescued from the clutches of the dragon and all are about to share in the fortune. It is a wonderful ...http://airmaria.com/2014/07/21/tolkien-on-modernity-part-i/
Proclaiming the Whole Counsel of God: A Word to Priest and Parents From St. Paul ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON - June 2, 2014 The first reading from Today's Mass is Paul's farewell speech to the presbyters (priests) of the early Church. Here is a skilled bishop and pastor, exhorting others who have pastoral roles in the Church. Lets take a look at this text and apply its wisdom to Bishops and priests as well as to parents and [...]http://blog.adw.org/2014/06/proclaiming-the-whole-counsel-of-god-a-word-to-priest-and-parents-from-st-paul/
The Trouble With Being a Hobbit SERVANT AND STEWARD - May 30, 2014 With the end of the academic year fast approaching, we are not only entering into a period of preparation for exams, but also of farewell dinners, speeches, and toasts, all of which reminds me that, if I may quote the great J.R.R. Tolkien, "I am in fact a hobbit, in all but size." It is in this that I especially find myself to be hobbit-like because, like me, "they rather dreaded the after-dinner speech of their host (an inevitable item)." I have never ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/xuy1XqfWLrY/the-trouble-with-being-hobbit.html
Pope's Morning Homily: Christian Joy Is Gift From God MISSIONARY PRIEST BLOGGER - May 30, 2014 ... that comes to all of us when we take the wrong road". When , "to put it simply", "we try to buy happiness, joy, [the happiness and joy] of the world, of sin. In the end there is a void within us, there is sadness". And this, he reiterated , "is the sadness of the wrong sort of happiness". Christian joy, "is a joy in hope, which comes". But the Pope said in times of trial "we do not see this. It is a joy that is purified by trials, our everyday trials: 'Your sorrow will turn to joy'. But it's ...http://missionarypriest.blogspot.com/2014/05/popes-morning-homily-christian-joy-is.html
Ascension Thursday REFLECTIONS OF AN RSCJ - May 29, 2014 ... but I think He still has some mixed feelings about leaving them. He knows it is time and He gives them a farewell speech and let's them see Him ascending. What does His Heart feel as He leaves His Mother and His chosen ...http://reflectionsofanrscj.blogspot.com/2014/05/ascension-thursday.html