It’s about time too. The episcopate has been empty since even before i moved to Nashville last February. I’d like to congratulate father Choby and give him the promise to keep him in my prayers. Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Reverend David R. Choby as the eleventh Bishop of Nashville. Rev. Choby will be ordained [...]
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Pope Begins Liturgical Year With Call to Holiness – Gives Spontaneous Homily on First Sunday of AdventBy Marc • Nov 28th, 2005 • Category: the Church, The Pope is Dope
Papa Ben’s message here really touched me. It’s good to be in Advent again. Please read it and join me as I wait in joyful hope. VATICAN CITY, NOV. 27, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Presiding over vespers of the First Sunday of Advent, Benedict XVI began the new liturgical year with an appeal to holiness. In a [...]
Here is a link to the now infamous picture of Pope John Paul the Great wearing the glasses of U2′s Bono. The pic is hosted by Flickr.
The world was in shock today when it was learned the earthly leader of over one billion Catholics has human failings and possibly even cavities. Film at eleven.
I haven’t seen a whole lot of buzz about this around the blogosphere. The film about the early career of Pope John Paul the Great will be on the Hallmark channel tonight. I am hoping for a rerun, because I’ve got to be in to the office early in the morning (0230) and I’m going [...]
According to Zenit and many other outlets, Papa Ben is working on his first encyclical. I can’t wait to read it, even though I have no idea what’s going to be about. I’m kind of hoping for something good on the liturgy, but only time will tell. What do you guys think it’ll be about?
There’s an offical prayer published by the diocese of Rome to ask for intercession from Pope John Paul the Great. Hopefully God will shower us with miracles that will confirm his sainthood. Here’s the prayer: O Blessed Trinity, We thank you for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the [...]
OK. I know the kids just love these Harry Potter books. Personally, I have seen the first movie, but I haven’t read any of the book. I don’t really see anything wrong with them. We just need to make our children understand that it’s fiction. That the magic portrayed in the books is no more [...]
It looks like Pope John Paul the Great’s cause is open. Papa Ben has dispensed with the usual five year waiting period and opened the cause. You can read about it everywhere, including here, here and here.
Michelle Arnold ( no matter what anyone says! ) made a wonderful post today explaining her view on Saints Dominic and Francis and how much she sees them in Pope John Paul the Great and Pope Benedict XVI. Go read it, you’ll love it!
When Pope Benedict XVI was elected? I was in my car. It was one of those Tuesdays that I had to go into the office at 3am, so I was on my way home. If you promise not to tell, I will also say I left about 30 minutes early. My blackberry had gone off [...]
Today is a joyous day for the people of God. He has chosen for us Pope Benedict XVI to lead his flock!
I can remember when he was elected. It would only be a year later that my mom would start me at Saint John School back in Memphis and three years later that I would be baptized and welcomed into The Church. I remember his election so well because I was so fascinated by the smoke. [...]
It’s and interesting article, full of speculation. But there’s a couple of things they were off center on. First of all, the Church is made up of three parts, the Church Militant on Earth, the Church Suffering “in” Purgatory and the Church Triumphant in Heaven. The Pope is only the leader of the one part [...]
JPII tried to release the some doves, one of the most popular symbols of peace to the world. It looks like they wanted to stay somewhere where they felt at home. This shows how much the Holy Father wants to spread peace through out the world and what a hard task it is for [...]
JPII is asking Eastern Catholics to reach out to the Eastern Orthodox to promote ecumenism between the Churches. I say go for it! We’ve got a lot of history to over come to be united in faith again and every little bit helps. Our Lord prayed to his father that we would all be one [...]