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Beauty befits our destiny: Pope Benedict reflects the absolute need for beauty in our lives

With great joy I welcome you to this solemn place, so rich in art and in history. I cordially greet each and every one of you and I thank you for accepting my invitation. At this gathering I wish to express and renew the Church’s friendship with the world of art, a friendship that has been strengthened over time; indeed Christianity from its earliest days has recognized the value of the arts and has made wise use of their varied language to express

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Blessed Francis Anthony Fasani

St Francis Anthony Fasani.jpgThe teaching of truth was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips; he walked with me in peace and justice and turned many away from wickedness.



God our Father, You have made blessed Francis Anthony a model of seraphic perfection and an illustrious minister of gospel preaching. Through his merits and prayers may we always be fervent in loving

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Saint John Berchmans

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Lord our God, You invite us always to give our love, and You delight in a cheerful giver. Grant that we may follow the example of Saint John, and, with a young and eager spirit, seek You in all things and please You in all we do.
 
 
 

About Saint John Berchmans

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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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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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