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Conversion Is a Prerequisite to Ecumenism, Pope Francis Says CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 19, 2017 ... view which today we agree on," he said, and voiced his gratitude. However, at the same time "we keep alive in our hearts sincere contrition for our faults," he said, pointing to the current divisions among Christians. Francis also said, as illustrated during his trip to Sweden, "theological dialogue remains essential for reconciliation" among Christians, Catholics and Lutherans in particular, but noted that this dialogue has already "advanced through steadfast commitment." ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/conversion-is-prerequisite-to-ecumenism.html
A Template for Real Catholic Reform in 2017 (Commentary) CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 17, 2017 ... of Rome itself. In his five and a half years as pope, Sixtus completed St. Peter's Basilica and erected the obelisk of Nero in front of it, built the Vatican Library and its wing in the papal palace, practically reconstructed the Quirinal and Lateran Palaces, created straight streets for pilgrims connecting the major basilicas, built the Aqua Felice aqueduct and the Via Sistina, and established the hospital of San Girolamo. Great saints, mystics and martyrs True Christian reform is above all ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-template-for-real-catholic-reform-in.html
Optional Memorial of St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr BIG C CATHOLICS - December 28, 2016 December 29th, is the optional memorial of Saint Thomas Becket (1119-1170), the 12th century English statesman, Archbishop of Canterbury and martyr. A close associate of King Henry II, in the year 1155, he was appointed Chancellor of England. Seven years later, Becket was named Archbishop of Canterbury, and his relationship with the monarchy deteriorated. Eventually, his refusal to submit to Henry's jurisdiction resulted in Becket's six-year exile in France. Not long after ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/12/optional-memorial-of-st-thomas-becket.html