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An intriguing article in which a reviewer opens up the way in which the children’s movie Shaun the Sheep can be used to catechize on the way in which, as human beings, we crave a liturgical way of life.
We are approaching the 10 year anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical letter Deus Caritas Est (God is Love). The following article suggests that a careful reading of this encyclical gives lie to the claim that Pope Francis’ emphasis on the need to act in favor of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized is a break with the teaching of his predecessor.
Ten years on, it might be good to go back and take a look at it again.
On the day after a day dedicated to giving thanks to God for all the good things in our lives; on a day largely given over to an American consumerism; a reflection on mercy in light of the current crisis with Syrian refugees:
From the Proper of Seasons – Mass on Thanksgiving Day in the Dioceses of the United States:
your gifts of love are countless
and your goodness infinite;
as we come before you on Thanksgiving Day
with gratitude for your kindness,
open our hearts to have concern
for every man, woman, and child,
so that we may share your gifts in loving service.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Bill Huebsch offers some reflections on how parishes might begin to make a paradigmatic shift in how they do faith formation from the current model of being itself the primary locus of faith formation to being the resource center for faith formation that happens in the domestic church.
An interesting and thought provoking read: http://www.21stcenturycatholicevangelization.org/blog/making-the-shift-to-a-more-household-centered-catechesis-bill-huebsch
It was announced today that the Houston-based Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter will be getting its first bishop. Bishop-elect Steven J. Lopes is a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco (California) and for the past decade has served in Rome as a staff person to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is one of the 3 such structures world-wide that were erected under Pope Benedict XVI to provide a structured way for former members of the Anglican communion who become Catholic to do so in a way that preserves some of their traditional patrimony. The POofCSP is based in Houston and encompasses all of the United States and Canada.
Read more at
The new movie “Spotlight” is based on the story how the Boston Globe broke the news of a major cover-up of clergy sex-abuse in Boston.
The Boston Globe itself, however, takes issue with some of the ways in which the movie fictionalizes historical figures to make what it perceives to be an historical point.
Read the article at http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/11/21/when-truth-ends-editing-room-floor/a80DjFtwNj5CQfu6WuFBLL/story.html?event=event25
The opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy is fast approaching.
The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has assembled a number of resources to assist parishes and parish leadership in preparing for and celebrating this Jubilee Year.
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe also know as the Feast of Christ the King. The last Sunday of our Liturgical Year. You can find the readings for this Sunday at http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/112215.cfm. For a daily devotion visit: http://wau.org/meditations/current/