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The Holy Fire FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - April 21, 2014 ... clericalising them, the clergy seemed to feed and encourage their devotion. In the video of the Miracle of the Holy Fire the clergy seem to do their own thing and they laity there's, is there a clue that the laity here are predominantly rather loud men, not in suits? They could be a football crowd. It strikes me that perhaps one key to new-evangelisation is simply putting as much effort into promoting popular devotion as we have into the Liturgy, maybe somehow especially amongst men. ...http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-holy-fire.html
Pope Francis: Kiss the Crucifix, Kiss the Wounds of Jesus MISSIONARY PRIEST BLOGGER - April 16, 2014 Pope Francis: kiss the crucifix, kiss the wounds of Jesus Pope Francis took part in a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014 Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA Vatican City: In his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us. "This week, it will do good for us all to look to the ...http://missionarypriest.blogspot.com/2014/04/pope-francis-kiss-crucifix-kiss-wounds.html
Rising From the Ashes. THE CITY AND THE WORLD - April 7, 2014 ... to bring my camera; since I wasn't serving that night, I thought I might take some photos of the service. I only took a couple of photos during the service, including the image seen above, but in retrospect I am very glad that I did so, as those photos may be the last ones taken in the church before it burned down. Driving out to St. Elias on Saturday evening after the fire, I thought of many things. Above all, I thought of the clergy and the parishioners who ...http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2014/04/rising-from-ashes.html
If You Haven't Given Up Laughter for Lent… CNS BLOG - April 1, 2014 VATICAN CITY — It may be Lent, but the Catholic Church hasn't given up its sense of humor as part of this penitential season. A group of Jesuits, Dominicans and a UK news agency are all having a bit of fun this April Fools Day. A digitally manipulated photo posted on the "Independent Catholic News" website. http://www.indcatholicnews.com is an online news service in the UK. The online news service in the UK, Independent Catholic News ...http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/if-you-havent-given-up-laughter-for-lent/
Homily: Halftime Grace for Lent BUKAS PALAD - March 30, 2014 http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/03/homily-halftime-grace-for-lent.html
Pope Sneaks Off to Confession Ahead of Hearing Them TE DEUM LAUDAMUS! - March 29, 2014 ... in St. Peter's Basilica on Friday afternoon. The order of the celebration included Psalms, readings from Sacred Scripture, and hymns, all focused on the theme of repentance and God's boundless mercy. The service was a part of the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, being celebrated throughout the Rome diocese and in many local Churches throughout the world, in which the faithful receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and then become special ambassadors of Christ's mercy, ...http://te-deum.blogspot.com/2014/03/pope-sneaks-off-to-confession-ahead-of.html
WDTPRS Laetare 4th Sunday of Lent (2002MR): "With Prompt Devotion and Eager Faith" FR. Z'S BLOG - March 28, 2014 ... Laetare Sunday there is a slight relaxation of Lent's penitential spirit, because today we have a glimpse of the joy that is coming at Easter, now near at hand. The custom of using rose vestments is tied to the Station churches in Rome. The Station for Laetare Sunday is the Basilica of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem where the relics of Cross and Passion brought from the Holy Land by St. Helena (+c. 329), mother of the Emperor Constantine (+337), were deposited. It was the custom ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/1LdqiY4_Dgk/