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LGBT and Christian SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONAL - May 31, 2015 ... the LGBT community. Over 40% of the homeless teens and young adults in America are LGBT-- and were ostracized and by their families. How can we claim to follow Jesus, and yet turn anyone into a "throwaway"? How can we dare to say, "I love God", yet hate these youths, to the point of casting them out of, not just families, but out of religion and of all hope of the spiritual realm? How do countless churches dare to sing, "All Are Welcome"-- and yet reject, and even hate others? Recently, I ...http://spiritualdevotional.blogspot.com/2015/05/lgbt-and-christian.html
Four New Priests for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois SERVANT AND STEWARD - May 24, 2015 Yesterday was a day of great joy in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois that I am sorry to have missed. His Excellency the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki ordained four men to the priesthood of Jesus Christ in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception : Fathers Marty Smith, Samuel Bagyo, Adam Prichard and Jason Stone were ordained priests today in Springfield, Illinois pic.twitter.com/fGjXQdMDwF — Bishop Paprocki ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/k6_oXQIty1Q/four-new-priests-for-diocese-of.html
A New Photo of Father Tolton SERVANT AND STEWARD - May 23, 2015 A couple of days ago one of the priests of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois kindly sent along a copy of the notes he took during a presentation given to the priest of the diocese by the Most Revered Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, on the proceeding of the cause for the beatification and canonization of the Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton . Together with the notes he sent a scanned image of a photograph of Father Gus that we had ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/MLImccZLXF8/a-new-photo-of-father-tolton.html
The U.S. Bishops' Interventions on the Liturgy at Vatican II NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - May 11, 2015 ... are in broad agreement (e.g. the use of the vernacular for private recitation of the breviary), on other things there is considerable diversity of thought. Some extracts to whet your appetite: There are, indeed, many among the clergy and laity who, imbued with historicism, rather than with true pastoral sense, look for great changes without sufficiently considering their usefulness to the faithful. (Francis Cardinal Spellman, 22 Oct 1962) [T]he psychological and mental dispositions of our ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/6A-c_q1y22M/the-us-bishops-interventions-on-liturgy.html