…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: October 2012

No charge for sacraments

I read a news item by an Italian journalist bringing to light a recent letter of the Most Reverend Socrates Villegas, VP of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines where he sternly criticized the practice of priests charging for the administration of sacraments and sacramentals. Villegas said, in part,  My dear brother priests, the […]

Prayer at the Threat from Malevolent Winds and Sea Storm

An Orthodox friend of mine posted this prayer and icon in light of the weather storm Sandy coming our way, and I am reposting. State government predictions are sounding exaggerated right now, but one can really tell. In Connecticut, along the waterfront, it is predicted that four high tide cycles will be exceptional, and rough […]

Work to regain the light of faith lost, or weakened, Pope preaches

The Pope’s homily at the close of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization. The miracle of the healing of blind Bartimaeus comes at a significant point in the structure of Saint Mark’s Gospel. It is situated at the end of the section on the “journey to Jerusalem”, that is, Jesus’ last pilgrimage to […]

Human Genomics help us to understand Adam and Eve, Father Nicanor Austriaco says

The Rhode Island Benedictine Portsmouth Abbey School welcomed Dominican Father Nicanor Austriaco to deliver the Dom Luke Childs Lecture on October 15, 2012. He is an Associate Professor of Biology at Providence College. Father’s address was titled, “What Can Human Genomics Tell Us About Adam and Eve?“  Watch the presentation, it is very good and […]