Monthly Archives: March 2013

BEFORE MEETING YOU I DID NOT EXIST

!!!! The Crucifixion by Matthias Grunewald JUSTIFIED AS A GIFT THROUGH FAITH IN THE BLOOD OF CHRIST 2013 Good Friday Sermon in St. Peter’s Basilica by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. (born July 22, 1934), an Italian Catholic priest in … Continue reading

Posted in EVANGELIZATION

CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED ON TO BE A LOT OF ANVILS

!!!! MARCH 29, 2013 THE SANCTIONED ABUSE OF THE FAITH BY WES PRUDEN Atheists think they’re on the march, “like a mighty army,” as a favorite hymn of the church describes the followers of the Christ, and this angers and … Continue reading

Posted in ANTI-CATHOLICISM | 1 Comment

POPE FRANCIS IS SEARCHING FOR A WAY, EMINENTLY PRACTICAL, TO DEFINE HIS PAPACY IN THE SPIRIT OF THE RAVENNA DOCUMENT

!!!! He’s Pope But Doesn’t Want To Say So The reticence of Francis to highlight his powers as supreme head of the universal Church. The effects and the possible developments of this silence. The status of the question in an … Continue reading

Posted in POPE BENEDICT XVI, POPE FRANCIS, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH | 1 Comment

SAINT FRANCIS IS CALLING YOU TO PRAYER WITH THE IVORY HORN GIVEN TO HIM BY SULTAN MALIK-AL-KAMIL

!!!! Saint Francis embracing Sultan Malik-al-Kamil The Great Week is here, putting into perspective each day of every week. Following the events of Christ’s Passion expands our biological existence into a life of hope. The solemn ceremonies are like the … Continue reading

Posted in LENTEN REFLECTION

THE JESUITS, THE JESUIT POPE, THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS, THE FUTURE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

!!!! Saint Ignatius Loyola Pope Francis April 08, 2013, Issue The Humble Pope Catholic reform through evangelical purification By George Weigel NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Rome – Twenty-first-century ecclesiastical heraldry may strike some as an arcane hangover from a long-gone past, when bishops … Continue reading

Posted in POPE FRANCIS

CHANGES, YES CHANGES ARE HAPPENING ALREADY, SMALL CHANGES, BUT BIGGER CHANGES ARE COMING ALSO

!!!! Pope, Bishops, Curia. The Reforms That Are Coming A “council of the crown” around the pope, with cardinals from the five continents. A drastic trimming of offices. A shakeup for the IOR. Novelties and unknowns of the pontificate of … Continue reading

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MIRABILE VISU: THE NEW YORK TIMES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN OUTPERFORM BOYS AND YOUND MEN IN BOTH EDUCATION AND KEY ASPECTS OF THE WORK FORCE

!!!! Lesbian Wedding BEST OF THE WEB TODAY March 21, 2013 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE Boys Hardest Hit But the decline of marriage is no bargain for women either. By JAMES TARANTO Now and then truth emerges in surprising … Continue reading

Posted in FAMILY LIFE

PRIESTS, CELIBACY, CHASTITY, PREGNANCY, MARRIAGE, LAICIZATION, SUSPENSION, FATHERHOOD, CANON LAW, NATURAL LAW

!!!! Some thoughts on Cdl. Bergoglio’s comments on clerical celibacy and chastity by Dr. Edward Peters Dcn. Greg Kandra links to an interview that then-Cdl. Bergoglio gave last year on celibacy. Assuming the general accuracy of the translation, some interesting points … Continue reading

Posted in CANON LAW, CHASTITY, FAMILY LIFE, FATHERHOOD, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, POPE FRANCIS, SEXUALITY, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST

THE ABSENCE OF MEDIA ATTENTION T0 THE HORROR OF THE PHILADELPHIA MASS MURDER OF VIABLE INFANTS REFLECTS BADLY ON OUR SOCIETY’S FUTURE

!!!!! Doctor Kermit Gosnell     The Unmourned By Mark Steyn March 20, 2013 12:06 P.M. NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE In 2011, I wrote about mass murder at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion “clinic”: From the Office of the District Attorney in Philadelphia: Viable … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion

ARCHBISHOP SALVATORE CORDILEONE PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS OPINION OF EMINENT CANONIST EDWARD PETERS RE NANCY PELOSI

!!!! Nancy Pelosi Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Nancy Pelosi will not change on her own by Dr. Edward Peters Communion time in St. Peter’s is, for the vast majority of lay persons (not heads of state, and not folks chosen to receive … Continue reading

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