Hail, Mary, full of grace. The is with thee.
Hail, thou star of ocean!
Portal of the sky!
Ever Virgin Mother
Of the Lord most high!
Oh, by Gabriel’s Ave,
This novena is prayed each day from the Solemnity of the Annunciation to
the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, March 25 – December 25
Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen…)
From a letter by Saint Leo the Great
Lowliness is assumed by majesty, weakness by power, mortality by eternity. To pay the debt of our sinful state, a nature that is incapable of suffering was joined to one that could suffer. Thus, in keeping with the healing that we needed, one and the same mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ, was able to die in one nature, and unable
Well, I have some questions: Whose justice is being sought and what are the principles for fairness? Tell me exactly for whom justice is being sought NOW for victims of sex abuse? Show me where the reasonableness of the proposed bill to extend the statute of limitations is? NY State Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey (her area of concern is Queens and its surrounding areas) seems to think she’s on the side of the victims. What is reported the proposed bill by Markey lacks credibility, effectiveness
John Allen reflects on the Pope’s time in Africa (National Catholic Reporter, 2009)
I don’t think I’ve ever covered a papal trip where the gap between internal and external perceptions has been as vast as over these three days. It’s almost as if the pope has made two separate visits to Cameroon: the one reported internationally and the one Africans actually experienced.
In the U.S. and many other parts of the world, coverage has been “all condoms, all the time,” triggered by comments from Benedict aboard the papal plane
James Cardinal Gibbons
Archbishop of Baltimore
Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere
30 June 1861, ordained priest
3 March 1868, Vicar Apostolic of North Carolina & later ordained bishop