Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Our Lady presents the banner of the Holy Sepulchre to St Bonaventure whose Feast is celebrated to day. St Bonaventure and all saints of the Franciscan Order, pray for us! Posted by Picasa

A Dominican Ashram

- when you turn your convent into an ashram with men and women mixed in a community, the end is not far away.

Filling the vacuum

when Catholic devotion fades

Diocese of New Ulm

After 72 years, a decision has been made to close St. Anthony Catholic Church in Regal. A final Mass, dinner, and celebration will be held on Sunday, July 31, with Bishop John Nienstedt.

From the Martyrology for July 31.
At Rome, the birthday of St. Ignatius, priest and confessor, founder of the Society of Jesus, famous for holiness and miracles, and most zealous for the propagation everywhere of the Catholic religion.

The Bishops should take the lead from St Ignatius not from management consultants.

Spokane Diocese, struggling for money, could close parishes

"Do 90,000 innocent people deserve to be punished for the sins of those few?' said Robert Hailey, co-chairman of an association of parishes in the Spokane Diocese. 'These people and their ancestors put their sweat and their money into building the churches and schools that you see in parishes today.":

The decimation of a Deanery

in the Diocese of London, Canada