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Catholic Church Announces 'Prayer Day' for Sex Abuse Victims CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 12, 2016 Pope Francis on Monday announced plans for a worldwide day of prayer for the victims of sexual abuse, in line with a proposal from his child protection panel. The panel, a commission of experts which advises Francis on efforts to combat clerical child sexual abuse, said the initiative had been made by an abuse survivor. "The commission believes that prayer is one part of the healing process for survivors and the community of believers," a statement ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/catholic-church-announces-prayer-day.html
Statement of Bishop-Elect Fintan Monahan CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 9, 2016 Bishop-Elect Fintan Monahan was presented today before a large gatering of the faithful of the Killaloe diocese at the Pastoral Centre of the Cathedral Parish in Ennis. He spoke to the gathering and introduced himself as well as sharing his reaction to his appointment as Bishop of Killaloe by Pope Francis. Go mbeannaí Dia dhíbh ar fad agus fáilte romhaibh inniu. It is with great humility and a deep sense of unworthiness that I come here to join you today. When ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/statement-of-bishop-elect-fintan-monahan.html
An Analysis of the Internecine Ukrainian Debates BYZANTINE, TEXAS - August 3, 2016 ... squabble between the ROC and the Greek Catholics is part of a wider power play, in which the ROC is seeking to assert its ecclesiastical authority over the entire country in defiance of the fervent nationalism stirred up by Russia's behaviour towards ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2016/08/an-analysis-of-internecine-ukrainian.html
"Deaconesses": Pope Establishes "Special Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women" RORATE CÆLI - August 2, 2016 [For background on decision, see previous post .] From the Holy See Press Office Bollettino : On May 12, 2016, the Holy Father, in the course of the meeting -- in the format of dialogue in the Paul VI Hall -- with the participants at the Plenary Assembly of Superiors-General, expressed his intention of "establishing an official commission that can study the question" of the Diaconate of women, "especially regarding the first years of the Church". After ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/08/deaconesses-pope-establishes-special.html
NCCHM and Peter Kolar in Concert GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - June 27, 2016 Monday greetings on a beautifully sunny day here in the Midwest. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I attended the 25th annual meeting of the NCCHM (National Council for Catholic Hispanic Ministry) at Catholic Theological Union (my alma mater ) here in Chicago. These were three exhausting days for me, chiefly due to the fact that, although I studied and spoke Spanish in high school and college, my Spanish language skills are woefully lacking these days. More than half of ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2016/06/ncchm-and-peter-kolar-in-concert.html