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!!
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.
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:
His Holiness can rest assured that these prayers will continue to be said by me and I encourage others to do the same.
Did anyone else catch a little gem in the notification from the Holy See’s press office? It confirmed that the prayer to St. Michael was indeed composed by Leo XIII. I am not entirely too sure if the Vatican has ever acknowledged this fact in a public setting. If it had, great, if not, then we now have it.
In the meantime, the second edition of Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael is now available. Be sure to pick up a copy!