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"We Come to Bid Our Farewell in This Earthly Life to Cardinal Desmond Connell" CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 25, 2017 Eucharist was central in Cardinal Desmond Connell's teaching and Eucharist was central in his life, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said at the solemn funeral Mass in St Mary's Pro Cathedral on Friday morning. Addressing mourners, including relatives of the Cardinal, 24 archbishops, bishops, as well as members of the Dublin diocesan clergy, members of religious orders and former staff and carers, Archbishop Martin said they were gathered to "bid our farewell in ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/we-come-to-bid-our-farewell-in-this.html
Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Funeral Mass of the Late Cardinal Desmond Connell RIP CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 24, 2017 ... who lead new disciples to Christ…" Today a Bishop is called to carry out so many functions that it could easily be overlooked that the Bishop is in the first place a preacher and a teacher of the word of God. The centre of this Archdiocese of Dublin is not Archbishop's House nor the Diocesan Offices. It is this Cathedral and especially this altar where the Bishop leads the celebration of the Eucharist and this Chair or Cathedra which is the symbol of the teaching role of the bishop. ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/homily-of-archbishop-diarmuid-martin-at.html
Good and Faithful Servant THE CURT JESTER - February 21, 2017 ... prayer day in and day out despite all those years when I held her faith in little regard. In my then atheistic pride her faith was something I had to put up with. To the end she never wavered in her faith or her prayers. In those final days when she could hardly communicate – she was still making the sign of the cross. Towards the end she was taken into a hospice to help to manage the pain. Our two children and myself basically lived in the same room at the hospice with ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/splendoroftruth/lNZE/~3/X9PMZy5knlI/
Talking at Rise Up About Attending Mass HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - December 31, 2016 ... now I have a new hero, even though I have been a priest longer than he's been alive! There's hope for the future with a man like that in Parliament. Sunday Mass at St. Hugo the Awful parish is a dreadful affair. The music is truly terrible, and the preaching is worse. The church is unattractive, and the people aren't friendly. On the other hand Sunday Mass at St. Horace the Cheerful is a delight. The music is well chosen and well performed. The young pastor ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/12/talking-at-rise-up-about-attending-mass.html
Ministry of Parish Catechist and Permanent Deacon to Be Introduced in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 8, 2016 ... marriage preparation and school management, stewarding and in reaching out to those in various kinds of need. "In the near future, I hope to offer two new possibilities, of a voluntary nature, to people already involved and to those who might wish to participate in new ministries in our parishes. These are the two ministries of Parish Catechist and of Permanent Deacon." Outlining the Ministry of Parish Catechist, Bishop Duffy said, "The first pastoral initiative I wish to introduce is the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/ministry-of-parish-catechist-and.html
To Trace All Souls Day INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - November 2, 2016 ... woman whipped because she was discovered praying at the grave of herson and hence was guilty, according to Calvin, of superstition". "In theory, the Reformation refuses to accept Purgatory, and consequently it also rejects prayer for the departed. In fact German Lutherans at least have returned to it in practice and have found considerable theological justification for it. Praying for one's departed loved ones is a far too immediate urge to be suppressed; it is a most ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/11/to-trace-all-souls-day.html