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Pope Francis' Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2017 CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 12, 2017 ... others. To be welcoming is a necessary condition for making this journey a concrete reality: God made himself one of us. In Jesus God became a child, and the openness of faith to God, which nourishes hope, is expressed in loving proximity to the smallest and the weakest. Charity, faith and hope are all actively present in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, as we have rediscovered during the recent Extraordinary Jubilee. But the Evangelists reflect also on the responsibility of the one ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/pope-francis-message-for-world-day-of.html
"Only the Holy Spirit, As Spirit of Communion in Love, Can Unite Us in Truth": The Patriarchate of Romania & Metropo MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - January 10, 2017 Communique: Any clarification regarding faith must be made in ecclesial communion, not in disunion. Please find below the position of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church about recent evolutions in Romania regarding reception of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 2016): During the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, gathered on Friday, 16 December 2016, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2017/01/only-holy-spirit-as-spirit-of-communion.html
Book Review: Looking Good: A Visual Guide to the Nun's Habit NUNBLOG - December 16, 2016 A few weeks ago I noticed a flurry of posts on Twitter about a new book on nuns' habits. Featuring very basic illustrations, it described the habits of some 43 communities from the perspective of graphic design. The Daughters of St Paul were among the communities, so naturally I was particularly interested in the book! When they contacted me by direct message, I asked for a review copy, even a digital one. In response, they sent me a print copy of Looking Good: A visual ...http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2016/12/book-review-looking-good-visual-guide.html
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM by Father David (plus)THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH THE EUCHARIST GIVES a FORETASTE OF THE KINGDOM OF MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - December 2, 2016 THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM The basic problem between the Catholic and Orthodox churches is that, when the schism happened neither church was aware of any breach on its part with the tradition that it had faithfully received and lived since apostolic times, and neither believed that it was rejecting any doctrine it had previously taught. If there had been any infidelity to the truth, both sides blamed the other. The other part of the problem was the complete inability of ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-elephant-in-room-by-father-david.html
Catholic-Lutheran Hurdles Still Exist, but Surprising Progress Has Been Made CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 27, 2016 ... centenaries with a tone that was a bit triumphalist and polemic on both sides," he said, explaining that the goal now is to not only to join together for the anniversary, but also to recognize 50 years of Catholic-Lutheran dialogue. The dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics "was the first bilateral dialogue that the Catholic Church launched right after the Council in 1967, and this is also a sign of gratitude that we could discover all there is in common between Lutherans and Catholics," ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/catholic-lutheran-hurdles-still-exist.html