Monthly Archives: January 2012

More on the new Patriarch of Venice

I posted earlier today on the Holy Father’s appointment of Bishop Francesco Moraglia as Patriarch of Venice, an archdiocesan see from which has come three popes in the past 100 years. The Catholic News Agency¬†today is running a nice little … Continue reading

Posted in Church News | Comments Off on More on the new Patriarch of Venice

Minnesota Marriage Minute #5

Posted in Marriage and Family | Comments Off on Minnesota Marriage Minute #5

Quote for the Day

“Come sing, O ye who have strayed, now you are called to penitence, which cancels error and grants trust to those who humbly seek it.” – Jacopone da Todi, OFM

Posted in Prayer and Meditation, Spirituality | Comments Off on Quote for the Day

The Future Pope?

This morning, at noon Rome time, the Holy Father nominated Bishop Francesco Moraglia of the Italian diocese of La Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato to be the new Patriarch of Venice. I suspect this will raise some interest among those who are looking for … Continue reading

Posted in Church News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Future Pope?

Calling all Deacons! – The Authority of Service

The Holy Father’s Angelus message centers around today’s passage from the Gospel of Mark in which a man with an unclean spirit is cleansed by Jesus. Benedict XVI made a remarkable comment on the nature of authority. We all have … Continue reading

Posted in Deacons, Evangelization, Fundamental Theology | 2 Comments

The Venerable English College Turns 650 Years Old

The Catholic News Agency (www.catholicnewsagency.com) reported that the Catholic seminary in Rome for English seminarians turned 650 years old yesterday. This compares with the North American College where United States seminarians go to study, which turned 150 years old last … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Health Care | Comments Off on The Venerable English College Turns 650 Years Old

Church of the Week

St. Olaf Catholic Church Mabel, Minnesota

Posted in Churches of the United States | Comments Off on Church of the Week

Quote for the Day

“As we know, in vast areas of the world, faith is in danger of being extinguished like a flame that runs out of fuel. We have before us a profound crisis of faith, a loss of the sense of religious … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelization, Popes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Quote for the Day

Virtues of the Cross

Today is the memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas. In the Office of Readings for this day there is a selection from one of his conferences in which is described the totality of Christian virtue in the Cross. I will translate … Continue reading

Posted in Prayer and Meditation, Saints and Prophets | Comments Off on Virtues of the Cross

A Light to the Nations

Yesterday in my homily at 6:30 am Mass, I spoke of my experiences being present for papal Masses celebrated by three popes in 1978. The memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus was being celebrated, and the Gospel for the day … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelization, Papa Luciani (Pope John Paul I), Popes | Comments Off on A Light to the Nations

Quote for the Day

“The more we come to know the heart of Christ, the more will our hearts be awake, beating with the rhythm of the Spirit.” — Josephine Rush, OSF

Posted in Spirituality | Comments Off on Quote for the Day

Minnesota Marriage Minute #4

Posted in Marriage and Family | Comments Off on Minnesota Marriage Minute #4

Quote for the Day

“It never pays to become discouraged at thd faults of others or at your own.” –Venerable Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.

Posted in Spirituality | Comments Off on Quote for the Day

Marriage Booster

Found this 60 second audio on marriage from For Your Marriage (http://foryourmarriage.org) Enjoy! CCCSports60

Posted in Marriage and Family | Comments Off on Marriage Booster

Our Youth, the Bearers of Hope!

The Holy Father recently spoke of youth and hope in his Angelus address. He said, in part, (my translation of the Italian original): In the present world economic and social crisis, I wish for a new year marked concretely by … Continue reading

Posted in General Interest | Comments Off on Our Youth, the Bearers of Hope!