Pope Francis and Curia Reform

I’d like to share this interesting article with you about Pope Francis and the Curia reform that folks are expecting from him. As I said when he was first elected, this Holy Father will be full of surprises. The article is courtesy of Catholic News Agency’s  Andrea Gagliarducci. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/minor-appointments-by-pope-francis-signs-of-curial-reform/

Feast of the Assumptlon of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Blessed Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

With great joy the Church celebrates this feast day of our Blessed Mother, the day on which we commemorate her bodily resurrection and glorification of the Lord at the end of her life. On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII announced the Apostolic Constitution, MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS, defining the doctrine of the Assumption. Speaking to a jubilant crowd of more than 500,000 people packed into St. Peter’s Square, Pope Pius XII proclaimed, “Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body (more…)

Slip Slidin’ Away

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For the past many months, the refrain of singer Paul Simon’s song, “Slip Slidin’ Away” has kept rolling around in my head, repeating itself over and over again. For awhile there, it really did seem as though things were slip slidin’ away for Fenelon Clan. And, so, even though I didn’t initially like the song when it hit the Top 40, it has been my companion of late. (more…)

Will we be a Peter, or will we be a John?

On August 6 we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, that spectacular moment when our Lord appeared in all his glory to the Apostles Peter, James, and John.

While he was praying his face changed in appearance 
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, 
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus 
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. (more…)