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The Advent Window, Revisited THE CLOISTERED HEART - December 2, 2013 ... time when someone rushing through a store might catch the strains of an old familiar carol, one she's heard every Christmas since childhood. Yet this time, the words sound.... different. She remembers pictures of a babe in a manger, and some part of her seems to thaw.... This is a season when we can acknowledge (like at no other time) the One Who was born for us. After all, few of our friends will toss out cards that happen to have nativity scenes on them. Neighbors visiting our home won't be ...http://www.thecloisteredheart.org/2013/12/the-advent-window-revisited.html
St. Peter - Pine Bluff SNUP'S VIEW FROM THE BACK PEW - November 10, 2013 ... interesting was at the Offertory, that is when the parish did the announcements. Father also thanked all the veterans that were called up to the altar. There were bells at the Consecration. The Our Father was sung. Everyone held hands at the Our Father. I got a dirty look for not participating. This parish does the thing where the put the gift baskets at the foot of the altar and you walk up and put your gift in. My biggest problem with this is that I feel like that Pharisee who goes and says ...http://viewfrombackpew.blogspot.com/2013/11/st-peter-pine-bluff.html
I'm Still Not Going Back to the Catholic Church (Opinion) CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 4, 2013 ... ex-Catholic whose decision to leave the Catholic Church is not challenged by Francis's words, but rather confirmed. Just over two decades ago, when I began the process to enter the Roman Catholic Church as an adult convert, I chose to receive instruction at a university parish, figuring that the quality of teaching would be more rigorous. After three months of guided meditations and endless God is love lectures, I dropped out. I agreed that ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/10/im-still-not-going-back-to-catholic.html
Dreher: "Pope Francis Only Confirms My Decision to Leave" the Catholic Church. A HARD Look at Where We Are. FR. Z'S BLOG - September 30, 2013 ... is worth a close look, but here are some longish samples. NB: While I disagree with Dreher's decision to leave the Catholic Church, I sure understand how he got to that point and I have to agree with a great deal of what he says about the squishy , formless pabulum Catholics have been fed for decades . Dreher, offering a salutary warning, also makes a connection between the destructive "spirit of Vatican II" and its potential replacement, a "spirit of Francis". There has been ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/jxuCD6WfcEw/
The Answer Is Yes. BYZANTINE, TEXAS - September 29, 2013 ... have drummed Cardinal Pirelli out of the Church too. As it is, I can't remember anything of the Firbank novel except that christening of the ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-answer-is-yes.html
My First Experience of the African Mass TOM PERNA - August 27, 2013 Anyone that reads my blog posts is aware that I have found a new love for the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church and recently wrote a post about breathing with both lungs of the Church . Within this motif, I have found myself interested in experiencing how other cultures pray and worship Jesus Christ in the tradition of Catholicism. After all, Catholicism has been THE Universal Church from Acts 2. This past Sunday, I was blessed to attend St. James ...http://tomperna.org/2013/08/27/my-first-experience-of-the-african-mass/
"A Catholic Conversation on Race, Religion & The March on Washington" GW CATHOLIC Q & A - August 23, 2013 This news just came in (in addition to the "Catholic Conversation...): Cardinal Wuerl to Celebrate Mass, Participate in Prayer Service Commemorating 50 th Anniversary of March on Washington On Sunday, August 25, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, will celebrate a Mass for Peace and Justice on the occasion of the 50 th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Mass will provide an ...http://gwcatholicforum.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-catholic-conversation-on-race.html