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Pope Francis Goes to Confession EWTN NEWS - VATICAN NEWS - March 17, 2017 Vatican City, Mar 17, 2017 / 12:47 pm ( EWTN News/CNA ).- At the end of his annual Lenten penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis was the first to go to the sacrament of confession, afterward hearing the confessions of seven laypeople, three men and four women, in attendance.http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EwtnNews-Vatican/~3/FW3FqdtWcK0/new.php
A Lenten Meditation on an Unconventional Ash Wednesday CRISIS MAGAZINE - March 9, 2017 ... not help but reflect that this incident was one of those only-in-America paradoxes that can be so fascinating to those who want to observe life. Things like this break some old preconceptions about our secular society that is really not so secular. I saw in the fact that so many receive ashes as a sign of God calling the nation to him. It awakened hope in me amidst a nation in crisis. Quintessentially American You have to admit there is something quintessentially American about the idea of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/2rJUIwsQ2g0/unconventional-ash-wednesday
Ash Wednesday: Ancient Tradition Still Thrives in Modern Times CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 28, 2017 ... Nashville, Tennessee, thinks the appeal of Ash Wednesday is partly because participants receive a "marker of identity" as Catholics. The day also has rich symbolism, he said, of both flawed humanity and mortality. He pointed out that even though a large percentage of Catholics do not go to confession they will attend this very penitential service because they "get a sense of repentance and a kind of solidarity in it." "Clearly it touches on a deep sense of ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/ash-wednesday-ancient-tradition-still.html
The Royal Hours of Epiphany Eve NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 5, 2017 The Royal Hours are a special service which is held three times a year in the Byzantine Rite, on Christmas Eve, Epiphany Eve, and Good Friday. It consists of the Hours of Prime, Terce, Sext and None, followed by a service called the Typika, the closest parallel to which in the Roman Rite would be the so-called dry Mass. (These five parts are said one after the other without interruption.) They are known as "Royal" from the tradition that the Byzantine ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/jQu_g5CeyOk/the-royal-hours-of-epiphany-eve.html
Theologian: Shared Communion With Protestants Would Be Blasphemy and Sacrilege CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 2, 2017 ... commemorate the Lord's death and resurrection in the Holy Supper . . . profess that it signifies life in communion with Christ and await his coming in glory." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Disclaimer No responsibility or liability shall attach itself to either myself or to the blogspot 'Clerical Whispers' for any or all of the articles placed here. The placing of an article hereupon does not necessarily imply that I agree or accept the contents of the article as being ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/theologian-shared-communion-with.html
The Royal Hours of Christmas Eve NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - December 23, 2016 The Royal Hours are a special service which is held three times a year in the Byzantine Rite, on Christmas Eve, Epiphany Eve, and Good Friday. It consists of the Hours of Prime, Terce, Sext and None, followed by a service called the Typika, the closest parallel to which in the Roman Rite would be the so-called dry Mass. They are known as "Royal" from the tradition that the Byzantine Emperor and his court would attend them at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople; ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/x6CIIuBVsMA/the-royal-hours-of-christmas-eve.html
2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A FATHER DYLAN'S SERMONS & TALKS - December 3, 2016 http://fatherdylanjames.blogspot.com/2016/12/2nd-sunday-of-advent-year-a.html