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Fact-Checking God and Government: Did Obama Remove the Words "Under God" From the Pledge of Allegiance? SEASONS OF GRACE - February 9, 2016 ... given equal stature, alongside a poker chip in the President's pocket. But today I read that the "charms" (his word, not mine) are apparently increasing. Also bringing him "good luck," President Obama explained to a CBS reporter, are guitar picks from Bruce Springsteen and a small image of "Lady Guadalupe." (Perhaps she's a long-lost sister of "Lady Gaga" and "Lady Antebellum"?) Anyway, the President considers Our Lady of Guadalupe–as she is known to Catholics and others throughout the ...http://kathyschiffer.com/politics-culture/fact-checking-god-and-government-did-obama-remove-the-words-under-god-from-the-pledge-of-allegiance/
The Pope Receives Vatican Employees: Live the Jubilee in the Domestic Church Too VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - December 21, 2015 Vatican City, 21 December 2015 (VIS) – This morning in the Paul VI Hall Pope Francis exchanged Christmas greetings with the employees of the Holy See and Vatican City State, and their families. Francis thanked all present for their work and for their efforts in doing all things well, even when there is no recognition. He addressed in particular those who have carried out the same type of work for many years, acknowledging that routine is not always easy to accept as ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-pope-receives-vatican-employees.html
Heaven Is for Real: Secrets Colton Burpo Didn't Tell You in the Book or the Movie SEASONS OF GRACE - December 14, 2015 http://kathyschiffer.com/books-film/heaven-is-for-real-secrets-colton-burpo-didnt-tell-you-in-the-book-or-the-movie/
Aloha! Celebrating Our Values With an Hawaiian Twist! FRANCISCAN LIFE - November 27, 2015 Over the years we've had a number of values seminars for our employees here at the motherhouse and at our retirement residence--Assisi House--which is down the road from the motherhouse. In fact, in one of our earlier values seminars shortly after I began working at the motherhouse, the employees--as part of a discussion--helped to finalize and explain those values: relationship, collaboraton, and stewardship. This year's Employee Values Seminar was a ...http://franciscanlife.blogspot.com/2015/11/aloha-celebrating-our-values-with.html
Quote of the Day THE WILD REED - November 17, 2015 A fter 11 years of prayer and careful discernment, I experienced a moment of clarity in 2013. My primary vocation in this life is a simple one: to be a living witness to a gay life lived in Jesus Christ – and to carry that witness to the church and to the LGBT community. . . . Whatever injustice I faced at the hands of church leaders, I had an early awareness that God was prepared to use this experience in a powerful and life-giving way. – Sam Albano Quoted in ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/11/quote-of-day_17.html
Letter to the Cardinal Secretary of State on Questions Related to the Reform of the Roman Curia VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 27, 2015 ... Institutions of the Apostolic See, although not expressly indicated in the Apostolic Constitution Pastor bonus, with the exception of the Institute for the Works of Religion. I therefore request, Your Eminence, that the provisions I have mentioned be brought to the attention of all the Superiors of the Dicasteries, the Offices and Bodies of the Roman Curia, as well as the Commissions, Committees and connected Institutions, as well as the Governorate, highlighting in particular the aspects ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/10/letter-to-cardinal-secretary-of-state.html
Sunday Word, 18 Oct 15 TO FIND FRUIT - October 18, 2015 ... to the Hebrews. In gospel language, the pattern of Jesus' life, is selfless serving. In the words of Jesus' prayer it is to forgive those who trespass against us . We never cease to grow into the pattern of Jesus, our high priest . Selfless service; forgiving as we have been forgiven; regular prayer and worship: all are goals of Christian living. Confidence in Jesus, confidence supplied by Jesus is the grace that fuels Christian living. Because Jesus knows us ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2015/10/sunday-word-18-oct-15.html