Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pope to impose Pallium on metropolitan archbishops

Pope to impose Pallium on metropolitan archbishops

LIST OF ARCHBISHOPS WHO WILL RECEIVE THE PALLIUM 

1. Patriarch Manuel Jose Macario do Nascimento Clemente, patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal

2. Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp., of Bangui, Central African Republic

3. Archbishop Carlo Roberto Maria Redaelli of Gorizia, Italy

4. Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna, S.C.I., of Beira, Mozambique

5. Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu of Visakhapatnam, India

6. Archbishop Antonio Carlos Altieri, S.D.B., of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

7. Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Lodz, Poland

8. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain

9. Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone of San Francisco, California, USA

10. Archbishop Rolando Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D., of Caceres, Philippines

11. Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera Lopez of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

12. Archbishop Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

13. Archbishop Carlos Maria Franzini of Mendoza, Argentina

14. Archbishop Lorenzo Ghizzoni of Ravenna-Cervia, Italy

15. Archbishop George Antonysamy of Madras and Mylapore, India

16. Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto of Delhi, India

17. Archbishop John Wong Soo Kau of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

18. Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, Canada

19. Archbishop Sérgio Eduardo Castriani, C.S.Sp., of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

20. Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva, Fiji Islands

21. Archbishop Alfonso Cortes Contreras of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

22. Archbishop Alexander King Sample of Portland in Oregon, USA

23. Archbishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem of Calabar, Nigeria

24. Archbishop Jesus Juarez Parraga, S.D.B., of Sucre, Bolivia

25. Archbishop Fabio Martinez Castilla of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

26. Archbishop Ramon Alfredo Dus of Resistencia, Argentina

27. Archbishop Mario Aurelio Poli of Buenos Aires, Argentina

28. Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grusas of Vilnius, Lithuania

29. Archbishop Michael Owen Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa, USA

30. Archbishop Duro Hranic of Dakovo-Osijek, Croatia

31. Archbishop Moacir Silva of Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil

32. Archbishop Jozef Piotr Kupny of Wroclaw, Poland

33. Archbishop Sergio Alfredo Gualberti Calandrina of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

34. Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi of L’Aquila, Italy

The following archbishop will receive the pallium in his Metropolitan See:

35. Archbishop Francois Xavier Le Van Hong of Hue, Vietnam

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Prayer | Marriage Unique for a Reason

Prayer | Marriage Unique for a Reason


God our Father,
we give you thanks for the gift of marriage:
the bond of life and love,
and the font of the family.

The love of husband and wife
enriches your Church with children,
fills the world with a multitude
of spiritual fruitfulness and service,
and is the sign of the love of your Son,
Jesus Christ, for his Church.

The grace of Jesus flowed forth at Cana
at the request of the Blessed Mother.
May your Son,
through the intercession of Mary,
pour out upon us
a new measure of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
as we join with all people of good will
to promote and protect
the unique beauty of marriage.

May your Holy Spirit enlighten our society
to treasure the heroic love of husband and wife,
and guide our leaders to sustain and protect
the singular place of mothers and fathers
in the lives of their children.

Father, we ask that our prayers be joined
to those of the Virgin Mary,
that your Word may transform our service
so as to safeguard the incomparable splendor of marriage.
We ask all these things through Christ our Lord,
Amen.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Judge Not? | Catholic Answers

Judge Not? | Catholic Answers

When faced with the immoral behavior of loved ones, how can we be sure to rightly judge behavior? In Jesus’ own words, we must start by taking the logs out of our own eyes—by making sure we are doing the best we can to live lives of good example. We must also strive to form our consciences correctly so that we know sin when we see it. Finally, we must not jump to conclusions about another’s culpability in sin.

Pope Francis: riches and worldly cares suffocate life

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pope Francis: treasures we can take with us

Pope Francis: treasures we can take with us

The treasures we have given to others, that we take with us. And that will be our merit – in quotation marks, but it is our ‘merit’ of Jesus Christ in us! And that we must bring with us. And that is what the Lord lets us bring. Love, charity, service, patience, goodness, tenderness are very beautiful treasures: these we bring with us. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pope calls for Christian Unity during general audience

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Pope calls for Christian Unity during general audience

“We Catholics should pray together, but we should also pray with other Christians. We must pray so that God may grant us all unity. Unity!"

Pope's General Audience: Selfishness leads to division. Let us pray for Christian unity

Pope's General Audience: Selfishness leads to division. Let us pray for Christian unity

Catechesis in English... click on the link above to view more...

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

In our catechesis on the Creed, today we consider the Church as the Body of Christ.  Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, received in Baptism, we are mystically united to the Lord as members of one body, of which he is the head.  The image of the mystical body makes us realize the importance of strengthening our union with Christ through daily prayer, the study of God’s word and participation in the Sacraments.

Saint Paul tells the Corinthians that the Body of Christ, while one, is made up of a variety of members.  Within the communion of the Church, and in union with the Pope and Bishops, each of us has a part to play, a gift to share, a service to offer, for building up the Body of Christ in love.  Let us ask the Lord to help us reject every form of divisiveness and conflict in our families, parishes and local Churches.  At the same time, let us ask for the grace to open our hearts to others, to promote unity and to live in harmony as members of the one Body of Christ, inspired by the gift of love which the Holy Spirit pours into our hearts.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pope Francis: Let us pray for our enemies!

Pope Francis: Let us pray for our enemies!

"Let me just ask this question and let each of us answer it in our own heart: 'Do I pray for my enemies? Do I pray for those who do not love me? 'If we say' yes', I will say, 'Go on, pray more, you are on the right path! If the answer is' no ', the Lord says:' Poor thing. You too are an enemy of others! '. Pray that the Lord may change the hearts of those." 

Francis at 100 days: 'the world's parish priest' | National Catholic Reporter

Francis at 100 days: 'the world's parish priest' | National Catholic Reporter


In late April, a veteran Italian cardinal entered a restaurant in the Trastevere neighborhood frequented by Vatican personnel who work in the nearby Piazza San Calisto. Now well over 80, this cardinal generally looks the part of an ecclesiastical heavyweight, wearing crimson-trimmed garments and sporting elaborate insignia of office. On this day, however, he was dressed in modest black clerical clothes without the usual refinements.
Asked about his look, the cardinal delivered an epigrammatic reply.
"Under this pope," he declared, "simple is the new chic!"

Ave verum corpus- William Byrd

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lutherans and Catholics: From Conflict to Communion

Lutherans and Catholics: From Conflict to Communion

"From Conflict to Communion" is the name of a joint document from the Lutheran-Roman Catholic International Commission on Unity which was presented at a press conference on Monday at the Lutheran World Federation headquarters in Geneva. The lengthy text looks at the joint responsibility for the division of the Western Church in the 16th century, addressing the challenges of healing those memories and working together for reconciliation and common witness to the world.

Pope Francis: Jesus is the secret of a Christian's benevolence

Pope Francis: Jesus is the secret of a Christian's benevolence

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Miraculous Rosary: MDM Condemned as HERETICAL by Slovakian Conference...

Miraculous Rosary: MDM Condemned as HERETICAL by Slovakian Conference...: The Slovakian Conference of Bishops have issued a letter warning the faithful to stay away from the FALSE messages put out by supposedly Irish seer "Maria Divine Mercy"...

Friday, June 14, 2013

An authentic culture of life

Politics and Christians in the Holy Land | National Catholic Reporter

Politics and Christians in the Holy Land | National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis receives Archbishop of Canterbury (Full texts)

Pope Francis receives Archbishop of Canterbury (Full texts)

Pope Francis holds first meeting with the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

Pope Francis holds first meeting with the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

ASIA/ISRAEL - Christian graves vandalised in the cemetery in Jaffa

ASIA/ISRAEL - Christian graves vandalised in the cemetery in Jaffa

Pope Francis: Humility is needed to understand and transmit the Gospel

Pope Francis: Humility is needed to understand and transmit the Gospel

'I have never found that the Lord began a miracle without finishing it well'

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Herbert L. Talbott- Obituary -Leppert Mortuary | Leppert Mortuary, Indianapolis IN

Herbert L. Talbott- Obituary -Leppert Mortuary | Leppert Mortuary, Indianapolis IN

Apocalypse when?

Pope Francis: We must control our words, we must avoid putting people down

Pope Francis: We must control our words, we must avoid putting people down

Rabbi Skorka: The Pope is a true friend. Thanks to him I was able to accept the concept of death

Rabbi Skorka: The Pope is a true friend. Thanks to him I was able to accept the concept of death

“What do I mean when I say a true friend? Well, he's someone I can freely talk to, no topic is off limits. I can have an open heart to heart conversation with him.”

From the movies to a convent

Decoding popular fiction about the church

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cardinal Burke on the Sacred Heart

Pope launches into spontaneous Q&A with students

Pope launches into spontaneous Q&A with students

When a student doubting his faith asked for words of encouragement, he likened the faith a long walk. “To walk is an art,” he said, “To walk is the art of looking at the horizon, thinking about where I want to go but also enduring the fatigue. And many times, the walk is difficult, it is not easy… There is darkness… even days of failure… one falls… 
"But always think this: do not be afraid of failure. Do not be afraid of falling. In the art of walking, what is important is not avoiding the fall but not remaining fallen," he said. "Get up quickly, continue on, and go. … But it is also terrible to walk alone, terrible and boring. Walking in community with friends, with those who love us, this helps us and helps us get to the end.”

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pope at Mass: The subtle danger of idolatry

Pope at Mass: The subtle danger of idolatry

"It’s not enough to say: 'But I believe in God, God is the only God.' That’s fine, but how do you live this out in your life’s journey? Because we can say, 'The Lord is the only God, there is no other', but then live as if He was not the only God and have other deities at our disposal ... There is a danger of ' idolatry: idolatry, which is brought to us through the spirit of the world. And in this Jesus was clear: the spirit of the world, no. At the Last Supper he asks the Father to defend us from the spirit of the world, because the spirit of the world leads us to idolatry. "

Monday, June 3, 2013

John XXIII's hometown

Remembering John XXIII

Pope Francis: war is the suicide of humanity

Pope Francis: war is the suicide of humanity

"‘Turn to us, o Lord, and have mercy on us, because we are sad, we are distressed. See our misery, and our pain and forgive all sins,’ because behind a war there are always sins: there is the sin of idolatry, the sin of exploiting men on the altar of power, sacrificing them. ‘Turn to us, o Lord, and have mercy, because we are sad and distressed. See our misery and our pain.’ We are confident that the Lord will hear us and will do anything to give us the spirit of consolation. So be it.”