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Irish Church Leaders Among Witnesses to Historical Ecumenical Event CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 6, 2016 ... will probably grow stronger now." The bishop of Limerick was invited to the event as one of a group of bishops of various churches who hold an ecumenical meeting promoted by the Focolare Movement each year. "For over thirty years this experience of fraternity and sharing between bishops of many churches, including the Lutheran church, has been taking place, building up a deep spiritual communion", he said. Asked about what comes after Lund, Bishop Leahy referred to the joint ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/irish-church-leaders-among-witnesses-to.html
Papal Liturgist Says Divisions Over Worship 'Distort the Mass' CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 26, 2016 ... the priest. There are situations where priests may not be giving completely correct guidance, he said, and there are directors that could be doing better. But in either case, conflict and division should be avoided and "humility and communion be truly safeguarded," he said. This, like with all disagreements, he said, requires that all sides be very patient with each other, sit down and talk, and explain the reasons behind their positions. But if no conclusion or final point is ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/papal-liturgist-says-divisions-over.html
A City Oozing Cubby Blue GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - October 24, 2016 ... here in Chicago. As you know, the Chicago Cubs are heading to the World Series for the first time since the 1940's. The city is absolutely electric. On Saturday afternoon, I decided to travel downtown for early voting. Here is Daley Plaza, with the iconic Picasso sculpture in the background. "Cubby Blue" is everywhere! The city seems to be oozing it. At Mass yesterday at Old Saint Patrick's, a young couple with their five year-old son got up after communion to ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-city-oozing-cubby-blue.html
Reflection for the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Part 2 THE CATHOLIC SCHOLAR - October 12, 2016 ... Mass but really singing out from the heart in praise or even in pain. We are all called to make music before God. It doesn't matter how good your voice is or if you have any musical ability at all. Music is an integral part of human life, and like ever other element of human existence, it should be used to draw us closer to God. So find a song you love, and sing it to God, or maybe even compose a brand new song in His honor. Whatever you do, see if you can follow the Psalmist's advice and sing ...http://thecatholicscholar.blogspot.com/2016/10/reflection-for-28th-week-in-ordinary_12.html
Justice & Mercy - First Things Link VIDEO MELIORA, PROBOQUE; DETERIORA SEQUOR - October 7, 2016 ... Christian heart. Bernard then commences a rhapsody of praise: No longer of judgment alone or mercy alone, but of mercy and judgment I will sing to you, O Lord. I shall never forget your precepts, mercy and judgment will be the theme of my songs in the house of my pilgrimage, until one day when mercy triumphs over judgment, my wretchedness will cease to smart, and my heart, silent no longer, will sing to you. It will be the end of sorrow. We require both judgment and mercy. My ...http://poncer.blogspot.com/2016/10/justice-mercy-first-things-link.html
We Are Our Scars. IS MY PHYLACTERY SHOWING? - September 24, 2016 ... it holds. The Owyhees are a perfect example. Anyhoo, after I watched my grandson Nathyn's team trounce their opponents (with Nathyn carrying the ball for 5 yards, and playing on both offensive and defensive lines), and then watching BSU slog through a messy win over OSU (second PAC-12 win this season), I went to wash dishes. AS I usualy do, I put on Pandora to listen as I worked. One of the artists in my mix is a Christian singer who, for some reason I don't know, just tugs on my heart. ...http://theocoid.blogspot.com/2016/09/we-are-our-scars.html
Two Hymns I Will Not Sing SEASONS OF GRACE - September 3, 2016 ... into the Sunday liturgy. Here are two songs which I heartily decline to sing, and why: 1. A PLACE AT THE TABLE Oh ho! You think you can fool me, saving the good stuff until the second stanza. That's where you want me to join in a thinly-veiled feminist hissy-fit about the all-male priesthood and women's ordination and stuff. That's where you ask me to sing, For woman and man, a place at the table Revising the roles, deciding the share With wisdom and grace, dividing the power ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/two-hymns-i-will-not-sing/