Daily Archives: 12 October 2013

Pope Francis embraces USCCB’s “pastoral priorities”

A lot of people have written to me expressing their feeling that Pope Francis has “pulled the rug from under them” or even, melodramatically, “stabbed them in the back”.
These are people who are, usually, deeply involved in the pro-life movement.
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Day 5 – Umbria: Things Benedictine and Franciscan

This morning we left Rome for Norcia, where there is a new monastic community in that place said to be the birthplace of St Benedict. The weather has really cooperated. It has poured rain but it let up … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 28th Ordinary Sunday: “our good works are a result of His grace”

Something to think about as we go into the weekend and your upcoming Sunday Mass.
COLLECT – (2002MR):
Tua nos, quaesumus, Domine, gratia
semper et praeveniat et sequatur,
ac bonis operibus iugiter praestet esse intentos.
This dense little Collect was used for centuries on the … Continue reading

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