The anti-Francis pundits have now offered their initial two (some less) cents worth of commentary on the Holy Father's recent Apostolic Exhortation, Beloved Amazon. They are to be found on both the far right, (the Pope is a liberal), and the far left, (the Pope is a conservative), sides of the Church's center aisle. As… Continue reading Holy Sprit: Once Forgotten Now Denied
On one of our pilgrimages to Lourdes my husband, Dennis, and I were witness to the awesome power of God’s healing love and mercy towards a young boy who fought and cursed and scratched and howled blood-hurtling screams as he was led to the baths from a side entry by his Priest and Shrine attendants,… Continue reading The Baths at Lourdes: A Place of Common Miracles
Dear brothers and sisters, 1. Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the mysterious path of grace that is revealed to the simple and gives new strength to those who are weary and tired. These words of Christ express the… Continue reading Pope Francis’ Address for World Day of the Sick on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, viaticum is defined as "the last Sacrament of the Christian". Normally, viaticum is given during the administration of the Sacrament of the Sick to those who are near, or in danger of, death. It has been reported that Kolbe Bryant attended the 7 A.M. Sunday Mass at his… Continue reading KOBE BRYANT’S VIATICUM: PASSING OVER TO THE FATHER
The US Bishops finally got around to acknowledging the ongoing efforts of President Trump and his Administration in defending Religious Liberty. In a letter dated January 15, 2020, to commemorate Religious Freedom Day, Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. of Youngstown, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, made a special… Continue reading US Bishops Praise President Trump’s Defense of Religious Liberty.