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The Pope Visits the President of the Italian Republic: "We Have Common Concerns and Convergent Responses" VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - November 14, 2013 ... place on 8 June, when the Italian Head of State visited the Vatican. Today, the Bishop of Rome returns this visit. Pope Francis thanked President Napolitano for his many gestures of attention in these first eight months of his pontificate, which he described as a continuation of those demonstrated during Napolitano's seven years of office during the pontificate of Benedict XVI. He recalled his predecessor with affection, recalling his 2008 visit to the Quirinale, which he described as the ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-pope-visits-president-of-italian.html
The Coming Food Stamp Riots and Our Lady's Warning to Father Stefano Gobbi LA SALETTE JOURNEY - October 22, 2013 ... already cut off some welfare benefits for the month of November... North Carolina has become the first state to cut off welfare benefits to poor residents in the wake of the partial federal government shutdown, ordering a halt to processing November applications until a deal is reached to end the federal standstill. More than 20,000 people - most of them children - receive monthly benefits aimed at helping them buy food and other basic supplies through North Carolina's welfare ...http://lasalettejourney.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-coming-food-stamp-riots-and-our.html
Supreme Court Term Touches on Prayer, Religious Liberty CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 19, 2013 ... began Oct. 7, will address several prominent issues in the public square, including freedom of speech for pro-life demonstrations, prayer in legislative settings, and religious freedom. Limits on pro-life protests outside of abortion clinics are being challenged in the upcoming case "McCullen v. Coakley." The petitioners argue that a Massachusetts law limiting sidewalk counseling for women entering abortion clinics violates the First Amendment. They claim that limiting the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/10/supreme-court-term-touches-on-prayer.html
Catholic Mom and Military Spouse Shares on Shutdown Realities for Catholic Military Families CATHOLICMOM.COM - October 4, 2013 ... must cease immediately until further notice. At first I thought, that is okay, we will just attend a service off post. Then I began to think about the message and what was really occurring in some military communities. ALL Catholic services must cease. This means no daily or weekend masses, no religious education, no reconciliation, no counseling, no baptisms, no First Holy Communions, no weddings, and any other Catholic services you can think of. The Archdiocese for the Military Services ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Catholicmomcom/~3/6m1HCDl5884/
Middle East Situation BLUE EYED ENNIS - September 3, 2013 http://blueeyedennis-siempre.blogspot.com/2013/09/in-few-more-days-ill-be-offline-until.html
New Guidance Refines the Rules for Faith-Based/Government Partnerships CLERICAL WHISPERS - August 24, 2013 ... creation under President George W. Bush of what is now known as the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the formal collaboration of government and religious institutions has steadily expanded, though not without growing pains. A set of guidelines issued Aug. 2 by the Office of Management and Budget aims to clarify some of the areas that have, at times, appeared to be a little muddy. For example, the guidance changes the term for what kind of religious activity ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-guidance-refines-rules-for-faith.html