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The Audacity of Pope: The 'Francis Doctrine' Puts the Vatican Back on the World Stage RNS A FRIAR'S LIFE - June 5, 2014 ... Impagliazzo, president of the Rome-based Community of Sant'Egidio, a Catholic organization active in conflict resolution and peace brokering, said last summer . "We must prepare for a new age of political audacity for the Holy See." Yet this Argentine pope — who intentionally took the name of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of peace — is also wading into a geopolitical arena that is in many respects much more complicated than the binary, ...http://afriarslife.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-audacity-of-pope-francis-doctrine.html
Thursday, June 5, 2014 FR. CARMEN MELE, O.P.: TODAY'S HOMILETTE - June 4, 2014 Memorial of Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr (Acts 22:30.23:6-11; John 17:20-26) St. Boniface, the patron of Germany, was martyred while at work as a missionary. Born in late seventh century England, Boniface was commissioned by the pope to convert pagan tribes. Doing so, he endeavored to realize the vision that Jesus proclaims in today's gospel. Jesus is praying for unity. The words he uses – "'so that they may all be one'" – are often quoted ...http://cbmdominicanpreacher.blogspot.com/2014/06/thursday-june-5-2014.html
The Paschal Mystery, the Priesthood FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK - April 13, 2014 ... something he chooses but a life which God has chosen for the ones that He calls. Those called respond freely with a "yes" or a "no" or even a "not at this time." It is not a career. Each priest is in persona Christi , that is, in the person of Christ . Why? Simply because he is to teach as Christ taught, to forgive as Christ forgave, to save souls as Christ saved. As a matter of fact, it is correct to say that Christ teaches, forgives and saves today through the life of each priest. So, this ...http://stmichaelpastorsdesk.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-paschal-mystery-priesthood.html
Apostle of Brazil Canonized; The Passing of Bishop M. Pearse Lacey THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - April 6, 2014 ... Blessed Francois de Laval , the first bishop of Quebec, were canonized by "equivalent canonization." All three saints were beatified together in 1980. They were put on a fast track to sainthood after Pope Francis waived some of the usual procedures in response to requests from the Canadian and Brazilian bishops' conferences. President of the Brazilian bishops' conference, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, announced in December that their request for Anchieta's canonization had ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2014/04/apostle-of-brazil-canonized-passing-of.html