November 1, 2009
Plenary indulgences for the Poor Souls in Purgatory are granted to the faithful who:
On All Souls Day, November 2, piously visit a church, a public oratory or — for those entitled to use it — a semipublic oratory. This is easy. There are plenty of Requiem Masses in my area, but even if that’s not true in where you are, there should also be Daily Mass as usual.
In visiting the church or oratory, it is required, according to recite “one Our Father and the Creed.” Another easy one as that’s included in Mass.
You must also pray at least one Hail Mary and one Our Father, or other appropriate prayer for the Pope’s intentions.
Communion must be received;
You must also go to Confession; and,
Have no attachment to sin, even venial sin.
September 6, 2009
According to professor, the Crusades were a response to Muslim advance that included killing and looting.
By the way, I want my Church back.
September 5, 2009
Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune
Kayla Glaraton, 11, Oakdale, carried vegetables from the Guardian Angels Catholic Church parish food shelf garden.
If you are what you eat, a growing number of churches are making sure that people eat the right stuff.
By JEFF STRICKLER, Star Tribune
Last update: September 4, 2009 – 5:19 PM
Jim Gehrz, Dml – Star Tribune
To most Minnesotans, “church food” means Jell-O and hot dish. But it’s taking on a new meaning for a fast-growing segment of the religious community, where a burgeoning connection between faith and food focuses on healthy eating. Read the rest of this entry »
August 10, 2009
Blessed Edward (Edward) Grzymala, Priest and Martyr
Kolodziaz, Poland, September 29, 1906 – Dachau, Germany, August 10,
Blessed Edward Grzymala, a diocesan priest, was born in Kolodziaz, Poland, September 29, 1906 and died in Dachau, Germany, August 10, 1940. He wasbeatified by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw (Poland) on June 13, 1999 with 107 other Polish martyrs.
Roman Martyrology: In the prison camp near Dachau Monaco of Bavaria inGermany, Drzewiecki blessed Francis of the Congregation of the Little Work of Divine Providence, and Edoardo Grzymała, priests and martyrs, who, ofPolish origin, during the devastation of their homeland in time of war were made by their persecutors in a foreign prison and reached Christ killed in a gas chamber.
Source: Santi e Beati
July 27, 2009
Blessed Modesto Vegas Vegas, Priest and Martyr
La Serna, Spain, February 24, 1912 – Llisa of Amunt, Spain, July 27, 1936
Roman Martyrology: In the village of Llisa, at Barcelona in Spain, Bl Modesto Vegas Vegas, priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual and Martyr, who in the persecution against the faith spilled his blood for Christ. Read the rest of this entry »
July 20, 2009
Saint Apollinare of Ravenna, Bishop and Martyr
ca. II-III century
Saint Apollinare, a native of Antioch, became a Bishop in the imperial city of Ravenna, perhaps instructed by the apostle St. Peter, of whom we’re told he was a disciple. He devoted himself to the work of evangelization of the Emilia-Romagna, finally to die as a martyr. The Basilica of Saint Apollinare in Class and Saint Apollinare’s New Basilica have passed to memories. His cult spread quickly, however, beyond the city limits. The pontiffs Simmaco (498-514) and Honorius I (625-638) promoted its to Rome, while the ex-king Clovis dedicated a church to him at Dijon. In Germany,his cult was probably spread by the Benedictine monasteries, and Camaldolese Avellana. A church was also dedicated to him in Bologna in the Palazzo del Podestà, but since it was demolished in 1250, Cardinal Lambertini dedicated an altar in the cathedral town. Saint Apollinare is considered the patron saint of the city where he was the first pastor, and the region Emilia-Romagna. Read the rest of this entry »
July 30, 2008
In the suburb of Farragut just west of Knoxville, Tenn., St. John Neumann Parish is ignoring the 20th Century and joining the nascent revival of ancient church architecture, in this case, Romanesque. Amen. Read the rest of this entry »