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For the Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - January 5, 2017 St. Charles Borromeo "When Saint Charles was dying he had the picture of the dead Christ brought to him, so that he could die happily in the thought of his Savior's death. And this is really the remedy for all those who fear death: to think often of Him Who is our life, and never to think of one without the other." -- St. Francis de Sales ( Letters 512; O. XIV, pp. 119-120) As the patron saint of catechists, St. Charles Borromeo is very ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/11/for-memorial-of-st-charles-borromeo.html
Where Have All the Irish Priests in America Gone? (Comment) CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 5, 2017 ... years of the twentieth century, 62% of American bishops were Irish-American, half of whom had been born in Ireland. In the 1950's an astounding 80% of the priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were Irish born. My father told me that when the Irish came to America at the end of the nineteenth century there was little opportunity and much prejudice in most of the professions. What was left for them and where they eventually rose to power were politics, law enforcement, the trades and ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/where-have-all-irish-priests-in-america.html
Politics May Complicate Sainthood for Pakistani Martyr (Comment) CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 31, 2016 ... them to villages to see how Christians truly live in a country where they're less than two percent of the population, most consigned to illiteracy, poverty, and chronic second-class citizenship. Bhatti would later recall that when he was 13, he heard a Good Friday sermon about the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross, and says he decided then and there he would dedicate his life to defending Christians and other minorities in the country. In college he founded an organization for ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/politics-may-complicate-sainthood-for.html