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I Just Can't Sing It Anymore GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - March 23, 2017 ... emotional each time I join in singing it. When I sing the words, "my home and native land," I recall my ancestors who emigrated to the United States from Canada. I am French-Canadian by ethnicity and ancestry through and through. I have come to love Canada, chiefly because of the marvelous people I have met and befriended in my many trips there in the last thirty years. They embody hospitality. When the festivities on Tuesday evening turned to the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner , I began ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2017/03/i-just-cant-sing-it-anymore.html
Vatican Keeps a Tight Grip on the Bishoprics CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 8, 2017 In recent decades, popes have reinforced centralised control of the Catholic Church by influencing who gets promoted in each country. In his determination to implement his policy of "restoration", Pope John Paul II, throughout his 26-year pontificate (the second longest in the history of the Catholic Church), assiduously used the appointment of bishops throughout the world as a key mechanism to achieve his objective. His ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/vatican-keeps-tight-grip-on-bishoprics.html
The Bishop of Brooklyn on Amoris Laetitia THE STONE OWL - February 24, 2017 ... there. Since he didn't give a press conference, it would have been rather difficult for Bishop DiMarzio to listen to ...http://showard1.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-bishop-of-brooklyn-on-amoris.html
The Maltese Bishops Cannot Alter St John Paul II's Teaching – But They Can Damage Church Unity (Comment) CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 27, 2017 ... with a positive reception in many quarters, as Edward Pentin observes in the National Catholic Register. The Criteria are problematic, to say the least. Firstly, they say – claiming to follow Amoris Laetitia – that if "a separated or divorced person who is living in a new relationship manages, with an informed and enlightened conscience, to acknowledge and believe that he or she are at peace with God, he or she cannot be precluded from ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-maltese-bishops-cannot-alter-st.html
Polish Parliament Recognizes Coronation of Mary As Nation's Queen CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 18, 2017 ... anniversary of the first canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa. "Polish Sejm, convinced of the special importance of Marian devotion for our homeland – not only in the religious aspect, but also social, cultural and patriotic – establishes 2017 the Year of the 300th anniversary of the Coronation of the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa," the resolution of the lower house of parliament stated. More than 94 percent of Poland's population being ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/polish-parliament-recognizes-coronation.html
Project Will Digitize Catholic Records of Boston Archdiocese CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 16, 2017 Two of Boston's most venerable institutions are teaming up to create an online database of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholic Church documents to help people trace their family histories. The New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Archdiocese of Boston on Tuesday announced the project that was first talked about two years ago. It's the first time a significant number of sacramental records from any U.S. diocese have been digitized on this ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/project-will-digitize-catholic-records.html
"Habemus Mamam" – Amid US Immigrants' Fears, Francis Sends a "Message of 'Pope'" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - January 15, 2017 ... the moment been anchored by a personal message from the Pope – and one intended specifically for the nation's newcomers, at that. Given the sizable fear among US Catholicism's formidable immigrant presence amid Friday's swearing-in of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President, the national week's close in the fold's premier migrant hub brought an extraordinary moment as Francis himself sent a "message of hope": one pointedly rooted in the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2017/01/habemus-mamam-amid-us-immigrants-fears.html