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A New Hope - February 4, 2015 Anybody familiar with the Star Wars saga will know that when Episode IV of Star Wars was re-released, it was given the subtitle, A New Hope . It symbolized the rise of the Jedi after their apparent destruction in the prequels. While not equating the diocese with the Death Star or the destruction of Jedis, I had a sense of New Hope this afternoon. I went to the Pastoral Center for our Priests' Council meeting. It was a whopper, nearly two and a half hours ...http://mydailymusing.com/index.php?/archives/2127-A-New-Hope.html
The Rooming House Pope ROOMIN' HOUSE BLUES - February 4, 2015 ... that constituted his style. I explored his background. As Bishop he had ridden the bus to work. His parents had been refugees from Mussolini to Argentina. He group up watching the films of Italian anti -fascists. He was conservative on doctrine, but close to the poor and had organized a network to rescue people from the Argentinian Junta. His economic pronouncements and advice to the church stirred up opposition from Fox News commentators and certain, mainly American ...http://roominhouseblues.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-rooming-house-pope.html
Papal Gaffes. ABBEY ROADS - January 22, 2015 ... of com box entries to enumerate the many horrible gaffes traditionalists and secular media attributed to Bl. Paul VI - the real PPVI, not the impostor. Pope Francis is simply the soup du jour among Catholic politicos, pundits and bloggers - who find him intolerable, not excluding the traditional enemies of the Church in secular media of course - they know how to pit everyone against one another. ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/01/papal-gaffes.html
Note on the Creation of New Cardinals VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - January 5, 2015 ... the full text of a note from the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., on the creation of new cardinals in the upcoming consistory, to be held on 14 February. "Considering the usual number of 120 electors, there were 12 places 'available' in the College of Cardinals. Although the Pope has slightly exceeded this number, he has remained very close to it, so it has substantially been respected. The most evident criterion is that of universality. ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/01/note-on-creation-of-new-cardinals.html
New Cardinals Named - Not One From the United States. ABBEY ROADS - January 4, 2015 ... Jewish moms want a doctor, Catholic moms want a bishop. This idea of success is apparent among ordinary lay Catholics as well as among religious and clergy, yet maybe more so among clergy. I'm sure it is the same the world over - but it strikes me that in the United States it may be more pernicious. It's often connected to success and personal achievement as well as power and prestige - worldly honors. (I suppose historically Europe was worse because of the nobility and ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/01/new-cardinals-named-not-one-from-united.html
Saints, Synods and Steubenville: A Year in Review ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO BLOG - December 31, 2014 ... go, but we know that his many gifts and talents are being put to good use in this new assignment. An exciting event in the life of the global Church took place at the end of April. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized. Given Saint JPII's history in our archdiocese (he visited Toronto in 1984 and 2002) and the large number of Polish Catholics in our area, the event had strong local resonance. We set up a website to highlight stories, memories and events ...http://archdioceseoftoronto.blogspot.com/2014/12/saints-synods-and-steubenville-year-in.html