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Year II Eighth Monday in Ordinary Time Καθολικός διάκονος - May 23, 2016 ... In the opening passage of his message for Lent this year, Pope Francis wrote: Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others (something God the Father never does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure … Our heart grows cold. As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don't think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/05/year-ii-eighth-monday-in-ordinary-time.html
St. John Paul II the Model for Priests and Bishops DA MIHI ANIMAS - May 6, 2016 The following comes from Cardinal Wuerl at the NCR: One of the powerful, enduring legacies of St. John Paul II's nearly 30-year pontificate, are the priests and bishops whose vocations were inspired and formed by the newly canonized saint's efforts: the JP2 Generation. One young priest whose heart was captured by St. John Paul II from the very beginning he stepped out onto St. Peter's balcony was a Father Donald Wuerl, ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/05/st-john-paul-ii-model-for-priests-and.html
130 Years Ago Today the Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton Was Ordained a Priest SERVANT AND STEWARD - April 24, 2016 ... Father Tolton's priestly ministry. Although race relations in Chicago were not better than in Quincy, Father Tolton served whoever sought his assistance. The steadiness in his fidelity to his priestly ministry clearly is evident in both Quincy and Chicago. He understood the demands being placed upon him as the only African-American priest in the United States of America. He would labor in the vineyards of the Lord as long as needed. Unfortunately, his labors were cut short in 1897. In ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/_oBTzzSZnhs/130-years-ago-today-servant-of-god.html
Dorothy Day's Cause for Sainthood Advances COMMUNIO - April 19, 2016 Today, Timothy Cardinal Dolan , Archbishop of New York, announced that he was setting up the various commissions to study and advance the canonization process for the Servant of God Dorothy Day. This part of the canonical process, the Inquiry on the life of Day needs to argue for the Chuch that she lived a life of "heroic virtue." Dorothy Day was the founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Dorothy Day is a convert to Catholicism (1927), a mother, and a Benedictine Oblate. ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/04/dorothy-days-cause-for-sainthood-advances/
Will Dorothy Day Soon Be Named "Venerable"? SEASONS OF GRACE - April 19, 2016 Big news today out of New York, where Cardinal Timothy Dolan has moved the possible beatification and canonization of Dorothy Day into a new phase. Today Cardinal Dolan opened the canonical Inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day, Catholic convert and founder, with Peter Maurin, of the Catholic Worker Movement. The Inquiry will determine whether Dorothy Day lived a life of "heroic virtue" in the eyes of the Church. A press release from the Archdiocese of New York explains: ...http://kathyschiffer.com/faith/will-dorothy-day-soon-be-named-venerable/
Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - February 3, 2016 ... lowliness and calls to mind the ways he has not spoken well. One of the seraphim comes to him and cleanses his tongue by a searing ember. Because this mark is laid upon him, he responds affirmatively to the King's mission for him. His prophetic role is made credible because he is one who glimpsed the Lord and lived. Paul, too, speaks of his unworthy character, as one who, by all rights, ought not to be a disciple, but through the grace of God has been called into his service. Because the Lord ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2016/02/fifth-sunday-of-ordinary-time.html