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So Much Is Happening on January 1! HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - January 1, 2017 ... about those who aren't. When I was a boy, the requirement to attend Mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation was front and center in Catholic life. Looking back, I realize how cleverly the Church reinforced holy days of obligation—the seven or eight weekdays when we had to go to Mass: if you went to a Catholic school, holy days were holidays! Going to Mass seemed a small price for a day without class. That's just a ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/12/i-was-ordained-less-than-year-when.html
** NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE Cardinal Dew challenges MPs on ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - December 10, 2016 *** NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE Cardinal Dew challenges MPs on euthanasia http://www.catholic.org.nz/nzcbc/fx-view-article.cfm?ctype=MRART&loadref=84&id=1387 Cardinal Dew spoke on behalf of the bishops of New Zealand to the written Submission to the Health Select Committee on their End of Life investigation, today at Parliament ... *** 'NZ CATHOLIC' Website: http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2016/12/nz-catholic-bishops-conference-cardinal.html
John the Baptist's Annual Advent Call to Repentance FATHER RAY'S 'OTHER' CORNER - December 4, 2016 (Second Sunday of Advent (A): This homily was given on December 4, 2016 at St. Pius X Church, Westerly, R.I., by Fr. Raymond Suriani. Read Matthew 3: 1-12.) [For the audio version of this homily, click here: Second Sunday of Advent 2016 ] Can you imagine how they felt? Can you imagine the thoughts that were running through their minds? Can you imagine the things they were tempted to do to John the Baptist? I'm talking about the Pharisees ...http://fatherrays.blogspot.com/2016/12/john-baptists-annual-advent-call-to.html
Preparing to Vote in the 2016 Election FATHER RAY'S 'OTHER' CORNER - November 6, 2016 (Thirty-second Sunday of the Year (C): This homily was given on November 6, 2016 at St. Pius X Church, Westerly, R.I., by Fr. Raymond Suriani. Read 2 Maccabees 7: 1-2, 9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:6-3:5; Luke 20: 27-38.) [For the audio version of this homily, click here: Thirty-second Sunday 2016 ] Some people believe that God is like a clockmaker. That is to say, he's distant from his creation. A clockmaker builds the clock and winds it ...http://fatherrays.blogspot.com/2016/11/preparing-to-vote-in-2016-election.html
** NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE Bishops delighted Cardinal appointed ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - November 5, 2016 *** NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE Bishops delighted Cardinal appointed to Congregation for Divine Worship (2 November 2016) http://www.catholic.org.nz/nzcbc/fx-list-articles.cfm?ctype=BSART&loadref=83 The New Zealand Bishops were informed of Pope Francis' decision to appoint Cardinal Dew to the Congregation for Divine Worship during their Conference meetings last week. The bishops welcomed this appointment and the opportunity this provides for ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2016/11/nz-catholic-bishops-conference-bishops.html
All Saints' Day BATTLE BEADS BLOG - November 1, 2016 All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/11/all-saints-day.html