Sheen: Soon to be “Blessed”

The Holy See has announced that a miracle attributed to the Servant of God, Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, has been accepted by Pope Francis.

I have greatly benefited from Sheen’s wisdom over the years and rejoice in this news.

Let us praise God!!

In the meantime, please keep informed of the latest news from the Diocese of Peoria. It has established a web site for updates, news, and information.

Valentina Alazraki

Hello Everyone!

Making its rounds on the Internet is the intervention of the Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki at the Holy See’s conference on The Protection of Minors in the Church. The Spanish original can be found here. A video of Alazraki delivering her intervention is on YouTube. A working English translation is available.

I noted that Alazraki made a reference to the words of Pope Benedict XVI in May, 2010 about sin existing within the Church. Here she is quoting him (Spanish):

This citation was poignant. Pope Benedict’s remark was in direct response to a question from Fr. Lombardi, then director of the Holy See’s press office, about the application of the third part of the secret of Fatima to the sexual abuse of minors.

For her other strong remarks, especially about journalists being the “worse enemies” (peores enemigos) of the Bishops, Alazraki received accolades from some of her colleagues:

We live in interesting times, a time for great saints!!

Passing of Bishop Morlino

The Lord Jesus Christ has called to Himself Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison.

I understand that Bishop Morlino died in a local hospital after a cardiac event.

I had the privilege to hear a homily by Bishop Morlino at a Mass about 8 years ago. He proved that homiletics is an art form.

Requiem aeternam, dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

-Kevin

Second Publisher Announcement

Hello Everyone! I have no idea where time seems to be going these days. My new duties and responsibilities keep me quite occupied and I do not have time for much of anything else. Please continue to keep me in prayer.

Preserving Christian Publications has issued another press release concerning the second edition of Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael. I here reproduce part of the lead-in to the larger release:

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