Monthly Archives: April 2016

Family Virtues by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Family Virtues by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the words that permeate our ethical lexicon is the word ‘value’. We tend to overuse the word: e.g. Catholic Values, Family Values etc. As such it is a seemingly … Continue reading

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Where It All Begins by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Where It All Begins by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint There was a movie out a few years ago by the great American filmmaker Steven Spielberg called “Minority Report”. In this film, set in the future, it was possible … Continue reading

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John Prager, C.M. and Ecuadorian earthquake

Share the post “John Prager, C.M. and Ecuadorian earthquake” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Fr. John Prager CM, Visitor of the Province of Ecuador and Director of the Daughters of Charity in Ecuador today (April 19, 2016) sent us this report on situation in … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Sticks and Stones by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint There is a truism that we use to express in ordinary life, when I was growing up that, on closer examination, is not quite true. I remember that when someone … Continue reading

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A link to Amoris Laetitia, the new Apostolic Exhortation

Share the post “A link to Amoris Laetitia, the new Apostolic Exhortation” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Here’s a link to the recently released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, issued by Pope Francis: http://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf FYI, an apostolic exhortation is one of the many types communication … Continue reading

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Moral Training by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Moral Training by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint At the writing of this piece we have just completed the celebration of First Penance for our School and Religious Education children. While there are children of various ages who received … Continue reading

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Every (Sun)Day Is “Divine Mercy” (Sun)Day:by Michael Whalen, C.M.

Share the post “Every (Sun)Day Is “Divine Mercy” (Sun)Day:by Michael Whalen, C.M.” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Every (Sun)Day Is “Divine Mercy” (Sun)Day: Every Eucharist, a Thanksgiving for God’s Mercy Pope Francis issued his Bull of Indiction, Misericordiae Vultus (“The Face of Mercy”), on … Continue reading

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Fool’s Pardon: Part II by Michael Whalen, C.M.

Share the post “Fool’s Pardon: Part II by Michael Whalen, C.M.” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Fool’s Pardon: A Meditation in Two Parts on Mercy as Sheer Gift of Accepting and Offering (Inter)Personal Forgiveness II In the previous meditation (Part I) we explored a … Continue reading

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Authority and Fulfillment by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Authority and Fulfillment by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the things they said about Jesus in his earthly lifetime was that He spoke with authority and not like the Scribes and Pharisees. He seemed to have the … Continue reading

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