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A Pilgrim in Poland (2530)

Part 1 of Joan Frawley Desmond’s journal chronicling her travels as she followed in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II.

07/26/2011 Comments (3)

“There are no coincidences,” Blessed Pope John Paul II observed more than once. The insight reflected his belief that the central events and people that shaped his life and set him on the path to Rome were part of a divine plan revealed over time through the crucible of the cross.

This was the cross that cast its shadow on his own life and that of his beloved native land, forcing every believer to grapple with the mysterious purposes of a loving God who permits suffering, war and infirmity to serve as the “refiner’s fire,” silently and painfully advancing the pilgrim’s progress through the valley of death.

Yet, it’s one thing to read the statement — “There are no coincidences” — and...READ MORE

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Why God Allows Suffering, Spiritual Geography, How to Get My Focus Back, and much more! (2702)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/26/2011 Comment

Why then Pope John Paul II, now Blessed John Paul II, did not become Santo Subito!

Why Does God Allow Suffering? - Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, The Integrated Cthlc Life™

Spiritual Geography - Joseph Bottum, Catholic Education Resource Center

How do I get my focus back? - Father John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Why JP2 Did Not Become an “Instant Saint” - Andrea Tornielli, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Nun Honored for Civil War Service, 1910 A.D. - Pat McNamara

The Modal Connection: Gregorian & S.E.P. - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Does Religion Rots Teenagers’ Brains? - Denyse O’Leary, MercatorNet

California Referendum Launched to Halt Mandatory “Gay History” Law - Kathleen Gilbert, LifeSiteNews.com

The Human Person in Hoarding’s Hellish Trap - Christina...READ MORE

Filed under "gay marriage", blessed john paul ii, california, fertility, gregorian chant, hoarding, laurie goodstein, new york times, oral contraception, pakistan

L.A. Pro-Life Clinic Founded by Actor Eduardo Verastegui Dedicated to St. Gianna (4042)

Saint's daughter, Dr. Gianna Emmanuela Molla, attended the opening on July 18.

07/26/2011 Comments (2)

St. Gianna

– Wikipedia

LOS ANGELES (EWTN News) — The daughter of Italian saint Gianna Beretta Molla traveled to Los Angeles last week to attend the dedication of a pro-life clinic built in honor of her mother.

Dr. Gianna Emmanuela Molla attended the opening of the Guadalupe Pro-Life Clinic in Los Angeles on July 18. 

In September of 1961, her mother, a doctor, was diagnosed with cancer.  She opted to forgo medical treatment in order to increase the chances her daughter would survive. She died a week after Gianna Emmanuela was born. Pope John Paul II beatified her in 1994 and canonized her on May 16, 2004.

The Los Angeles clinic was established by the organization Manto de Guadalupe, founded by Mexican actor...READ MORE

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Vatican Recalls Irish Nuncio After Cloyne Report (1983)

Holy See spokesman: Move shows the seriousness of the situation.

07/26/2011 Comments (1)

– Wikipedia

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) —The Vatican has recalled its apostolic nuncio in Ireland to Rome for consultations after the release of the Cloyne report on priests’ abuse of minors in the Diocese of Cloyne. The recall is a sign of the Holy See’s seriousness in addressing the issue, a Vatican spokesman said.

The recall of Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza shows the seriousness of the situation and the desire of the Holy See to deal with it “objectively and with determination,” Father Ciro Benedettini, vice director of the Vatican Press Office, told journalists July 25.

He said the recall shows the “surprise and regret regarding some excessive reactions.”

Father Benedettini added that the nuncio’s...READ MORE

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U.S. Papal Nuncio Placed on Ventilator After Lung Surgery (2838)

Treatment warranted due to complications. The nunciature, along with Archbishop Pietro Sambi’s family, asked 'bishops, priests, religious and lay faithful' to offer 'sacrifices and prayers' for his recovery.

07/26/2011 Comments (1)
via CNA website

– via CNA website

WASHINGTON (CNA) — Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Pope’s diplomatic representative to the U.S., has been placed on a ventilator following “delicate lung surgery” two weeks ago, the nunciature in Washington, D.C., announced July 22.

The nunciature cited “post-surgery complications” in the announcement, adding that the 73-year-old archbishop has been placed on assisted ventilation “to attempt recovery of his lung function.”

Don Clemmer, assistant director of media relations at the U.S. bishops’ conference, told CNA on July 25 that the nunciature’s statement is the only one being released on the archbishop’s condition at this time.

The nunciature, along with Archbishop Sambi’s family,...READ MORE

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Prayers for Archbishop Sambi (1106)

07/26/2011 Comment

The Apostolic Nunciature made the following announcement. It was posted on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“The Most Reverend Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio, underwent a delicate lung surgery two weeks ago. Unfortunately, there have been post-surgery complications. Currently he has been placed on assisted ventilation to attempt recovery of his lung function. The Apostolic Nunciature and the Nuncio’s family kindly ask that Bishops, priests, religious, and lay faithful offer sacrifices and prayers for the health of the Apostolic Nuncio.”

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How to Resist Temptation, Encyclical Coming Soon?, Wanted: Dating Catholic Male, and much more! (4608)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/26/2011 Comments (1)

Is a possible Encyclical on Faith coming soon? Click on Jane's link to find out!

How to Increase Your Will Power to Resist Temptation & Grow in Holiness - Father John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

A Cistercian Twist on the Old Salve Regina - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Encyclical on Faith Coming Soon?! - Jane Mossendew, Catholic Oasis

Quæritur: Cremation - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Eight U.S. Bishops Chosen to teach at World Youth Day - C.N.A./E.W.T.N. News

Wanted: Dating Catholic Male - Anthony Buono, 6 Stone Jars

Bishop of Oslo: Terrorist Attack Affects Every One of Us - News.va/Vatican Radio

. . . Anders Breivik Denies Christian Faith . . .

. . . Anders Breivik Failed to understand even the basics of Christianity...READ MORE

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Vatican Cardinal: Benedict XVI Is the 'Pope of Hope' (2183)

Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, says the Holy Father shows young people where hope is found: in Christ.

07/25/2011 Comment

– Wikipedia

LIMA, Peru (EWTN News) — The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, is encouraging young people to see Benedict XVI as the “Pope of hope.”

“Young people from all over the world, and especially from Spain, need a great message of hope, which is what they will find in their encounters with Pope Benedict,” the cardinal said in an interview with EWTN News.

He added that by administering the sacrament of reconciliation to young people at Madrid’s Central Park on Aug. 20, Pope Benedict XVI wants to emphasize that the sacrament is “essential and that renewal can only come if we let God renew us.”

“Where God...READ MORE

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