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VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni: "To Advance Firmly Towards This Process of Listening, Understanding, Discernment and Action" CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 20, 2017 ... Gospel message". "Large portions of the world territories" recalled the Cardinal, are entrusted to the "pastoral concern" of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who explained: "If it is true that often these are countries where Catholics are a minority, it is equally true that the peoples of those Countries are entirely entrusted to it, Christians and non-Christians, with an even greater and binding responsibility on precisely how many have not yet been reached ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/vatican-cardinal-filoni-to-advance.html
What Is Pope Francis Up to Now? NUNBLOG - March 9, 2017 ... discern the call to priesthood and saying (yet again) that making priestly celibacy optional is not the answer that many people seem to think it is. The article in Crux and some of the online conversations I saw were quick to affirm that most of the Eastern Churches ordain married men. No one seems to be wondering what the priesthood asks of those married men (and their wives), but Byzantine Father Thomas Loya, the son and grandson of Byzantine priests, explained in one of our Theology of the ...http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-is-pope-francis-up-to-now.html
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time. BE PERFECT, As the Heavenly Father ........ GLORIA OLIVAE - February 20, 2017 ... perfectly. Note the great need for grace to know and to be able to obey the command. Here is the ordinary way of loving one's neighbor. St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote; love for husband or wife or children consist in teaching them, first, the 'fear of the Lord.' This is a supernatural fruit of the Holy Spirit unattainable through human means. It is attainable only through unceasing prayer. So Pope Benedict was right when he decided to spend most of his time praying for the Church because the need ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2017_02_01_archive.html#4901039519602708962
Sunday Word, 22 Jan 17 TO FIND FRUIT - January 22, 2017 ... disciples may never have become a group. The apostolic band never would have remained together on their own. Jesus' Holy Spirit unified them. Holy Spirit unified all who would be baptized into Messiah Jesus. Baptism unites individuals into the body of Christ. His body was communities of Christians—from the beginning to our day. And like our day early Christians faced the challenge of dissension and fractured unity. Dissension tore the Corinthian community of Christians. Its not that ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2017/01/sunday-word-22-jan-17.html
The Homily G-MANS JOURNEY - January 22, 2017 ... Gospel of Matthew. "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us." [Mt. 1:23] Consequently, we can logically conclude that the promised ideal Davidic King that Isaiah referred to was our Lord Jesus. Continuing with today's First Reading, [Is. 9:1-4] it was said, "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness - on them light has shined." ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-homily.html
Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - January 8, 2017 ... mystery was not made known to humanity as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that is, the Gentiles have become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel." [Eph. 3:2-3, 5-6] When and under what circumstances did God reveal to the apostles that the Gentiles were called to become members of the Body of Christ? This answer is found in the Acts of the Apostles. When Saint Peter was ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2017/01/homily-for-today.html
The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus and More on the New Jesuit Saint, Peter Faber BLUE EYED ENNIS - January 2, 2017 Image source The second round of today's news from the Vatican ( see previous post today here .) Today, January 3rd, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass for The Feast Of The Most Holy Name of Jesus at the Jesuit Mother Church in Rome, along with 300 fellow Jesuits, and gave thanks for the New French Jesuit Saint Peter Faber/Pierre Favre. Click here also. Extract - " In his homily, Pope Francis spoke of the particular way in which the Jesuit Order is marked – and desires to ...http://blueeyedennis-siempre.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-feast-of-holy-name-of-jesus-and.html