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Christ-Mass: Day 9 (The Holy Name of Jesus) MAN WITH BLACK HAT - January 2, 2017 "On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing ..." The traditional Roman calendar associates this day with the Holy Name of Jesus. It used to be associated with the day before, with the Feast of the Circumcision. (In fact, the Gospel reading for both feasts is identical.) Then in 1913, Pope Pius X moved it to the Sunday between the second and the fifth January inclusive, and in years when no ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2017/01/christ-mass-day-9-holy-name-of-jesus.html
Fr Brian D'Arcy: 'I Feel Sad at Christmas, Because I'm Convinced That Priests Should Be Married, and I Was the Marrying CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 19, 2016 If I could tell you about my Christmas day, I would be a great prophet, because I have no idea what Christmas is going to bring; it's different every year. The lead-up is a very busy time for me. There is an extraordinary lot of poor people still in the country. Since I began writing for the Sunday World, which is now 41 years ago, I've always had letters from very sad families. I received two this morning - very genuine letters from people who don't really know how they ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/fr-brian-darcy-i-feel-sad-at-christmas.html
Salesian Provincial Father Michael Casey to Be Chief Celebrant at Funeral Mass of Father Michael Ross RIP CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 2, 2016 ... Faustina and his important ministry in this regard played a large part in the success of the annual Divine Mercy Conference. A special message of condolence by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chair of the Council for Communication of the Irish Episcopal Conference, will be delivered at this Mass. Father Ross died peacefully on Sunday 30 October surrounded by his loving family and Salesian community in the kind care of the staff of Saint James's Hospital, Dublin. Funeral arrangements are as follows: ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/salesian-provincial-father-michael.html