Daily Archives: December 30, 2012

The Holy Father: Angelus – A prayer for all the families of the world

(Vatican Radio) This Sunday, as tens of thousands thronged St Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI marked the Feast of the Holy Family with a special prayer for “all the families of the world”: That parents “seriously concern” themselves with their … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

We have just heard of the passing of JoyfulPapist’s mother. Please remember her in your prayers. May she rest in peace. Amen.

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Communication Failure

At my last appraisal, I was told to attend a course on “root cause analysis” so that I might become the hospital’s “Inquisitor General” in the crusade against clinical mistakes. I am not sure such a course is necessary, as … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Holy Family

This article was originally published in 2011. The Feast of the Holy Family celebrates the family unit and the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. The feast usually falls on the Sunday after Christmas. If Christmas is a Sunday, then … Continue reading

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