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From the Boss' Desk, a Call to US: "Break Down Walls and Build Bridges" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - November 16, 2016 While each USCCB plenary invariably opens with the sending of a telegram to the Pope to pledge the bench's fidelity and prayers, it is anything but custom that the Roman pontiff issues a reply... This time, however, that has indeed happened. As if the message of the elections needed further hammering home – let alone from the Man in White – Tuesday's closing public session on the Floor saw an unprecedented cameo from the Boss himself, addressing the body (and, ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/11/from-boss-desk-pointed-call-to-break.html
Sistine Chapel Choir Releases New Album for Jubilee of Mercy CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 10, 2016 ... Vatican's Press Office by the Prefect of the Pontifical Household Archbishop Georg Ganswein, as well as Clemens Trautmann, president of Deutsche Grammophon. In his speech for the event, Archbishop Ganswein said the CD and accompanying booklet make one immediately aware of "the spiritual reasons for a music so refined and sublime." With this Mass Palestrina, "the prince of Roman polyphony" both tried and succeeded "to respond to what the Council of Trent asked of liturgical ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/sistine-chapel-choir-releases-new-album.html
Full Text: Pope Francis' In-Flight Press Conference From Azerbaijan CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 3, 2016 During his flight from Baku, Azerbaijan to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists aboard the the papal plane. He reflected on his trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan, marriage and divorce, and homosexuality and gender identity. He also addressed the next consistory of cardinals, the Nobel Peace Prize, and St. John Paul II. Please find below the full text of the press conference, translated by Catholic News ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/full-text-pope-francis-in-flight-press.html
Pope in Georgia Blasts Gender Theory As the 'Great Enemy' of Marriage CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 1, 2016 In a lengthy, off-the-cuff speech in Georgia, Pope Francis said the world today is at war with marriage, and urged couples to fight against modern threats to the sacrament such as gender theory. Speaking to Irina, a Georgian wife and mother who gave her testimony in front of Pope Francis and hundreds of priests, seminarians and religious Oct. 1, the Pope said "you mentioned a great enemy of marriage today: gender ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/pope-in-georgia-blasts-gender-theory-as.html
Sniffing Out New Bishops Is a Papal Priority CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 1, 2016 To say a bishop "smells like his sheep" is considered high praise today and is one of the top characteristics Pope Francis says he wants in bishops and candidates for the position of guiding a diocese. But like many of the other traits Pope Francis says he is looking for, there is no fool-proof smell test and, in fact, a variety of sheep with varied scents are present in most dioceses. Pope Francis' instruction – almost a plea – ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/sniffing-out-new-bishops-is-papal.html
Beijing Issues New, Harsh Draft Regulations on Religious Activities CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 24, 2016 ... religions "must not do": cause conflict with other religions or non-believers; provoke ethnic divisions; favor religious extremism; divide the nation; practice terrorism (art. 4). "Sinicized" religions without foreigners To be "under the law", religions must be "guided" by the government of the people, by the departments of Religious Affairs, the county and village authorities who have the right to intervene in religious activities (art. 6). In addition, each religious group "must adhere to ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/beijing-issues-new-harsh-draft.html
** 'NZ CATHOLIC' Website: Facebook: Full text articles: In issue no. ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - September 17, 2016 *** 'NZ CATHOLIC' Website: http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NZ-Catholic/262886647205656 Full text articles: https://goo.gl/6YI1V6 In issue no. 499, Sept 18 - Oct 1 2016: New editor for 'NZ Catholic' ... Social service Sister promotes justice groups ... Hospitality key to interfaith relations ... John Kleinsman: Euthanasia and assisted suicide: Any law is ultimately a bad law ... St Teresa of Kolkata: a two-page feature ... Otago youth ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2016/09/nz-catholic-website-httpwww.html