I attended this Ordination and thought the homily from H.E. Bishop Doerfler was very beautiful. Pay attention to his beautiful imagery with Mary, her Fiat, the priest and the Eucharist.
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!!
Hello Everyone! My new duties and responsibilities keep me quite busy, but not so busy where I cannot respond to an occasional E-mail.
Hello Everyone! I continue to be busy and have recently received some news of import to me that I might be sharing with you soon.
I discovered some rather fascinating videos available on the Internet about Fátima. They are in Portuguese, so those with a facility in the language will find these to be very enlightening. Go check them out!
(Pope Paul VI in Fatima)
(Paul VI – Pilgrim of Fatima)
(Sr. Lucia in Fatima)
(Sr. Lucia with John Paul II)
(Revelation of the Third Secret of Fatima)
(Sr. Lucia Dies)
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:
Hello Everyone! Well, little did I think I’d have to write two articles of a similar theme in less than 24 hours but it looks like I am!
Matt Gaspers of Catholic Family News has responded to my July article Gaspers’ Interpretation of Fatima. He has done so in an article for CFN that was published on September 3. Gaspers was kind to notify me via Facebook of the article and I thank him for this gesture. We have subsequently spoken briefly also via Facebook.