→ TIP: To search for an exact phrase, put quotes around it. For example, "where can i get tickets to see the pope".
14 Odd Facts About Vatican City CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 15, 2017 YOU'RE aware that Vatican City is home to the Pope and serves as the Roman Catholic Church's HQ. You've even heard about the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Plus, you religiously watch The Young Pope , starring Jude Law . So you know pretty much everything there is to know about the place, right? Wrong. For example, did you know you that no one is a born citizen of the country? Or that it has the highest wine consumption in the world, and it's said ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/14-odd-facts-about-vatican-city.html
Pope: Hope in God, Who Never Disappoints, and Not in Idols Like Power and Wealth CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 11, 2017 ... present at the Vatican for the general audience. A hope that permeates the liturgical season of Advent and which Christmas wakens in God's people. "But - he added - it is important that this hope is placed in what really can help us to live and to give meaning to our existence. This is why the Scripture warns against false hopes: These false hopes that the world presents to us, exposing their uselessness and showing the senselessness. And it does so in many ways, but ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/pope-hope-in-god-who-never-disappoints.html
Why I Wear the Habit – A Nun's Reflection on Religious Life CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 28, 2016 As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life concluded at the start of this year, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a "visible sign" that God exists and loves every person. Though the official Year for Consecrated Life concluded earlier this year, it's actually "the beginning of helping people get reacquainted with religious life," said Sr. Mary Christa of the Sisters of Mercy of Alma. She said that while there are ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/why-i-wear-habit-nuns-reflection-on.html
What Happens When You Give the Pope a Birthday Present? CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 17, 2016 Pope Francis will receive thousands of gifts for his 80th birthday Saturday, from heads of state and the ordinary faithful. Among these gifts are a wood-framed pair of glasses made from part of a 1,600-year-old olive tree. That gift is from Viktor and Sand Jeromil of Croatia, the newspaper Croatia Week reports. Gifts like these from the faithful are often presented to the Pope in the form of pictures. Gifts from heads of state, however, are ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/what-happens-when-you-give-pope.html
Lottery Tickets for Pope's Charities on Sale CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 28, 2016 A communiqué released on Thursday by the Governatorate of Vatican City State informs the general public that lottery tickets for Pope Francis' charities are on sale. The funds collected will be distributed in part to assist those affected by the earthquakes that struck central Italy on 24 August and 30 October, and in part to aid the homeless. The Lottery will end on 2 February 2017 with the drawing of the winning ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/lottery-tickets-for-popes-charities-on.html
During Jubilee for Prisoners, Pope Tells Inmates Not to Lose Hope CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 6, 2016 On Sunday Pope Francis held a special Mass held for prisoners inside St. Peter's Basilica, telling them that while paying the price for their crimes is necessary, they must never lose hope for the future or the desire for true freedom. In his Nov. 6 homily, the Pope pointed to how in his letter to the Romans St. Paul refers to God as "the God of hope." By saying this, "Paul almost seems to tell us that God too hopes. While this may seem paradoxical, it is ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/during-jubilee-for-prisoners-pope-tells.html