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Saint Leonard of Port Maurice

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Almighty and merciful God, You made Saint Leonard an illustrious herald of the mystery of the cross. Through his prayers may we comes to know the riches of the cross on earth and attain to its reward in heaven.

Renown for his devotion to the Holy Eucharist, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Conception and Saint Francis, Saint Leonard joined

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Keeping the Liturgy from lapsing into parody

I just finished reading Bishop Arthur Serratelli’s address to the 2009 National Meeting of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions which met in October in Michigan. As you may know, Bishop Serratelli is the Bishop of Paterson (NJ) and chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship. The Bishop’s address is clear, catechetical and perfect for recalling the central reasons of our worship of God. I recommend it for clergy, DREs and laity alike. Read the address here: CDW News Sept.Oct 2009.pdf 

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Sharing the patrimony of good preaching: what the Protestants bring to Catholics

This article appeared in the 18 November 2009 issue of L’Osservatore Romano (weekly English edition). Thought it would do us well to consider one or two of the author’s points.

 

Even before the Holy Father had provided a title for the recently-published Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus, providing for Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans entering into full communion with the See of Peter, many anticipated the numerous ways in which the incorporation of

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Blessed Margaret of Savoy

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of holiness, you taught Blessed Margaret to leave the royal court and to follow
you in humility. Following her example may we learn to cherish what is divine
and to overcome all adversities through love of your cross.


A paragraph on Blessed Margaret

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Saint Andrew Dung Lac and companions

Martyrs of Vietnam.jpg“Fear not those who kill the body;
Rather those who steal the soul;
On your head, each hair is numbered.
God himself will keep you whole.”

We give thanks for Andrew Dung-Lac,
Faithful priest, and for his friends,
Raised by God to preach and nurture
Vietnam to Christian ends.

When the days of persecution
Overtook the Church,

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Saint Clement of Rome, pope

While Saint Clement was praying there appeared unto him the Lamb of God.

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Eternal Shepherd, graciously guard Thy flock, and through blessed Clement, Thy Martyr and Supreme Pontiff, whom Thou didst appoint pastor of the universal Church, keep it under Thy continual protection.

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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