Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cardinal Dolan to pray at Republican and Democratic conventions

From CathNews New Zealand In a sign of the importance of Catholics in American political life, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has been invited to pray at the national conventions of both the Republican and Democratic parties. The archbishop … Continue reading

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St Aidan of Lindisfarne

St Aidan’s Feast Day is 31st August in the Roman Catholic and Anglican calendars. Here is a link to a fascinating article in the Independent of April 2008 proposing him as a new patron saint for Britain. The following background … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Veil: two tales

Whenever I am able to, I go on the three-day, 105 km. annual walking pilgrimage at Pentecost, between the two Cathedrals: Notre Dame in Paris to Notre Dame in Chartres. It is the one of the largest pilgrimages of its … Continue reading

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In Castel Gandolfo from 30 August: The meeting of the Pope’s alumnae dedicated to ecumenism

From L’Osservatore Romano The traditional summer seminar of Benedict XVI’s former students, members of the so-called Ratzinger Schülerkreis, will be held in Castel Gandolfo from 30 August to 3 September. The theme this year will be “Ecumenical results and questions … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: The Truth is the truth, there is no compromise

 The feast of John the Baptist’s martyrdom, “reminds us, Christians of our time that we can not stoop to compromises with the love of Christ, his Word, the Truth. The Truth is the Truth and there is no compromise”, said … Continue reading

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A Warning from the Lord to Priests, and a request for prayers

By: Msgr. Charles Pope The first reading from Wednesday of this week is a significant admonition for priests. Permit in this post for one priest to wonder aloud how this warning from the Lord might apply to us who are … Continue reading

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St. Augustine: Late Have I Loved You, Beauty so Ancient and so New!

Today is the Feast Day of St. Augustine of Hippo. From The Crossroad Initiative “Late have I loved Thee.”  In this famous excerpt from his Confessions (Lib. 10, 26. 37-29, 40: CSEL 33, 255-256), St. Augustine wrestles like Job with … Continue reading

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World Youth Day Rio opens registration Aug. 28

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 27, 2012 / 03:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers for World Youth Day Rio 2013 announced that registration for the event will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The Director of Registration, Sister Maria Shaiane Machado, explained … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Advice to Saint John Bosco

by Valdis Grinsteins Saint John Bosco recounts a vision in which the Blessed Mother emphasizes how important youth education is, as well as its inherent dangers We must not worry about appearances when it comes to what people may think … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: Homily at Youth 2000 prayer festival in Walsingham

The sight of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II jumping from a helicopter into the Olympic Stadium might have led many of us to ask: can this really be true? And, of course, our eyes were deceived as an RAF parachutist … Continue reading

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Tradition and freedom: lectures of young Joseph Ratzinger

The first years of Professor Ratzingers teaching as remembered by his students. The room was always packed. The students adored him. He used a beautiful and simple language. The language of a believer by Gianni Valente From 30giorni It was … Continue reading

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Lebanon: The hopes and uncertainties surrounding Benedict’s visit

For now there are no signs that the Pope’s visit will be postponed, as he is keen to show his closeness to Christians in the Middle East. It is in the interest of all forces in the field, not least … Continue reading

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Angelus: We understand because we have believed – Pope Benedict.

Today, Pope Benedict prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered at the Pope’s summer residence at Castel Gandalfo. Before the recitation of the Marian prayer, the Holy Father reflected on the day’s readings. The Gospel of the day relates the … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Twentyfirst Sunday in Ordinary Time; E.F:Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Do you also wish to go away? By Fr. Thomas Rosica Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 26, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ephesians 4:32–5:2, 21-32; John 6:53, 60-69 E.F: Galatians 3, 16-22; Luke … Continue reading

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Pope among donors to restoration of Algeria’s Basilica of St. Augustine

 With a personal donation, Pope Benedict XVI — a longtime scholar of the works of St. Augustine — has contributed to the restoration of the Basilica of St. Augustine in Annaba, Algeria, near the site where the fourth-century saint served … Continue reading

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