Sunday, August 28, 2016

No, Nay

Discernment required.  As for me, I say, "No."  In the first place, chalices are made of precious
metals, i.e., gold or silver.  This chalice is glass.  So I doubt a priest would use a glass chalice for Jesus' Precious Blood.  A priest would need special permission because it's not permitted.

In the second place,  isn't it awfully convenient that the host in question just happened to be in this GLASS chalice.

Thirdly, it's just too, too, too coincidental.

Besides I don't see the face of Jesus, do you?

Labor Day statement ties lack of good jobs to decline in family life

St. Botolph
Labor Day statement ties lack of good jobs to decline in family life: WASHINGTON (CNS) Is it me?  Isn't this a no brainer?

Bishop Carroll's Letter to John Hancock

Bishop Carroll's letter to John Hancock: A letter from Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore to Gov. John Hancock of Massachusetts, dated Aug. 28, 1791, is full of praise and thanks for Hancock, who hosted the bishop during his visit to Boston.  The Bishop was here to assess the situation of a pastor for Boston.  Believe it or not, a couple of priests were in contention over it.  Click on the link to read the details.
Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Louisiana Floods called Worst U.S. Natural Disaster

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images


Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy: BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) -- The line of destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana stretches for 25 miles, and according to Red Cross officials.



"We are fortunate we have each other and that's a blessing. 

Rosary for Quake Victims


Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After a strong earthquake struck central Italy and with the early news reporting many deaths and serious damage, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience Aug. 24 into a prayer group.While the pope and some 11,000 pilgrims and tourists recited the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary in St. Peter's Square, six Vatican firefighters were on their way to the town of Amatrice, about 85 miles east of Rome, to help search for victims under the rubble. The pope sent six Vatican police officers to join them the next day.