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Pause for Prayer: SATURDAY 3/28 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - March 27, 2015 Christ of St. John of the Cross - Dali My favorite Eucharistic Prayer is no longer found in the book we use at the altar but its beautiful language and rich Paschal theology still stir my heart. From a presider's point of view, this text seemed to pray itself, so easily did it lend itself to proclamation. And this was a perfect prayer for Palm Sunday, following the proclamation of the gospel of Christ's suffering and death. I commend these excerpts for ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2015/03/pause-for-prayer-saturday-328.html
Cosette Marie CANDID CATHOLIC LIVING - March 26, 2015 ... have to say goodbye to another baby? Why can't I just run away from the pain? Why is grieving so bitter? Why is healing so slow? But answers are scarce when questions are ambiguous and devoid of direction. The prayers of others are what sustained me during a time when personal prayer was filled with silence and wailing. Support came in the form of warm meals made by local friends, flowers, cards and gifts sent from loved ones too far to bring ...http://candidcatholicliving.blogspot.com/2015/03/cosette-marie.html
Cardinal Celebrates Requiem Mass for King Richard III; Thousands Queue to View Coffin SUNLIT UPLANDS - March 23, 2015 ... Surely we can be confident that, despite the haste and the violent confusion of the time, this same Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated by the Greyfriars for the repose of the soul of the defeated King at the time of his burial in their church here in Leicester in August 1485. Indeed we know that Richard was a man of anxious devotion who kept and marked his own book of prayers and who must have attended Mass throughout his life. Remarkably we also know that this vestment that I wear this ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SunlitUplands/~3/kxjl4sSI5WA/cardinal-celebrates-requiem-mass-for.html
Pope's Telegram for Terrorist Attack in Tunisia VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - March 20, 2015 ... the Tunisian people. He asks the Lord to welcome the departed in His peace and to comfort those who are seriously injured. As a pledge of consolation, the Pope asks that God might grant His abundant blessings to ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/03/popes-telegram-for-terrorist-attack-in.html
In Thanksgiving for Cardinal Egan HANDING ON THE FAITH - March 7, 2015 ... Reilly, Sr. Kevin John Shields, myself and representatives from the Office of the Superintendent of Schools — sat down with him four hours a day, three days a week for two years, writing the first edition of the Guidelines for Catechesis. The Catechist Formation Program was also developed at this time, as well as the first Handbook for Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education. The Fall Catechetical Congresses were expanded to two sites and additional Regional Catechetical Offices ...http://blog.archny.org/faith/?p=956
What the Church Needs to Cope With When Loved Ones Die. REFLECTIONS AND RUMINATIONS - February 22, 2015 ... hope, and not with a tenor of foreboding. It is our faith that arms us with a spiritual weaponry to be able to say like St Paul "oh death, where is your sting?" (1 Cor. 15:55) at these liminal moments in life. Liturgy plays a pivotal and critical role in these times when we are at life's borders. But liturgists also need to be highly tuned to two things at the same time in order for the richness that good liturgy seeks to be experienced – to bring hope and comfort, as well as to pray for ...http://frlukefong.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-church-needs-to-cope-with-when.html
The Martyrs of Libya, and Prayers for the Dead SCELATA - February 20, 2015 ... this life!) Well, of course, nothing goes to waste in the economy of salvation, so that's not really the issue, but how about this? Can I put my prayers, any indulgences such as I may gain, any merit I might accrue from, (for once uncomplainingly?) suffering -- can I put them at the disposal, so to speak, of the beloved departed? tell him or her that if he or she has no need, to just... spread them around where they'll do the most good? So I have decided to make someone I knew ...http://scelata.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-martyrs-of-libya-and-prayers-for.html