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The Pope's Border Song – Francis Names Pierre As Nuncio to US WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - April 12, 2016 ... second-largest outpost since 2007 – the reported choice would mark another move by Francis to highlight the "peripheries" toward which the pontiff has ceaselessly prodded the church; Pierre's first assignment as a Nuncio was a four-year stint (1995-99) in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. In addition, two weeks after the Pope's long-desired stop at Mexico's US border – and subsequent doubling-down on the advocacy that spurred it – what ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/04/border-song-pierre-named-nuncio-to-us.html
CHECKING ON OUR DOGMAS - The Definition of SIN - III GLORIA OLIVAE - March 19, 2016 ... cannot love any body anyway we want. We have to love husband, wife, and children 'as God had loved us.' There is a command to love one's neighbor and one's enemies, like mistresses, prostitutes, gays and some bishops. Essentially, The command of Charity demands that we teach them all the commands of God and how to obey them, i.e. to evangelize them. Mistresses are commanded not to tempt husbands, Prostitutes are commanded to find another job. Gays are ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_03_01_archive.html#1403055661597805941
Nuncio Vobis? Mexico Legate Tipped for US Border Crossing WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - March 10, 2016 ... days after the topic came up here – the choice of his successor as Nuncio to the US is reportedly at hand: in a piece published earlier today on his Settimo Cielo blog, the conservative Italian vaticanista Sandro Magister said that Archbishop Christophe Pierre (above), the 70 year-old French-born legate to Mexico, is the Pope's selection for the DC posting, with an announcement said to be "imminent." A mission-chief for 20 years – and the Vatican's man in Mexico ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/03/nuncio-vobis-mexico-legate-tipped-for.html
After the "Decade," the Checchio Diocese – Pope Names NAC Chief to Metuchen WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - March 8, 2016 ... having earned both a JCD and MBA in later studies, the bishop-elect served in a host of South Jersey parishes and Chancery posts before returning to his Roman alma mater as vice-rector in 2003. Upon becoming the NAC's 22nd rector at age 39 in late 2005 – the first Italian-American to hold the post – Checchio oversaw an extraordinary period of growth and vitality for the Stateside church's most prominent formation house, increasing enrollment by some two-thirds (a spike which made ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/03/welcome-home-now-with-hat-pope-names.html
The Holy Father Is Ill, They Say. ABBEY ROADS - February 25, 2016 ... there was nothing." - Today's homily. He cancelled appointments for the day because he has a fever. I wonder at his stamina - how he never stops, never takes a vacation - at his age! I wondered how he avoids getting sick, being in daily contact with so many? Today he has a fever and must rest - I pray he recovers quickly. He still gave his homily this morning at S. Marta. He was very much in my thoughts as I prayed this morning, reflecting on the readings at Mass. I had hoped ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-holy-father-is-ill-they-say.html
Political Correctness Is an Oxymoron FREEDOM THROUGH TRUTH - February 9, 2016 ... lives. From Wikipedia comes a definition of Political Correctness as follows: Political correctness (or PC for short) means using words or behavior which will not offend any group of people. Most people think it is important for everyone to be treated equally, fairly and with dignity. Some words have been used for a long time that are unkind to some people. Sometimes these words have now been replaced by other words that are not offensive. Such words are described as politically correct. The ...http://freethroughtruth.blogspot.com/2016/02/political-correctness-is-oxymoron.html
OCA Trying to Strengthen Its External Affairs Efforts BYZANTINE, TEXAS - January 25, 2016 ... Bishops—His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin; His Eminence, Archbishop Michael; and His Grace, Bishop Paul—were present, as was His Grace, Bishop Alexander, who chairs the Office. Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of External Affairs, and Dr. Paul Meyendorff also attended, while Archpriests John Erickson and Alexander Rentel participated by phone. Others present included Archpriests John Jillions and Eric G. Tosi, Chancellor and Secretary respectively; ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2016/01/oca-trying-to-strengthen-its-external.html