Today has been tough for me, kind of emotional. I had a doctor’s appointment with my PCP and she was extremely kind and comforted me. After I left the doc’s office I stopped by a Catholic book store and bought a few meditation booklets. One of the books is called Little Francis Love Notes and helped brighten my day. Here is one of the notes:
It has been a very, very long time since I have written a links,bits, and pieces post. I am going to plan to do one of these per week from hence forward.
The Vatican website has a really awesome tribute in honor of Pope Benedict XVI. I found this via Apostasy Of The Apostasy. I highly recommend you take a look at the papal tribute.
Here are some links to some great posts:
SR from Being Faithful To Grace has a post called The Teachings They Leave Out, About the Prosperity God
Catholic Glasses has posted about Adopt a Cardinal – Pray For Him. I have adopted one. His name is Willem Cardinal Jacobus Eijk of the Netherlands. Please do adopt a Cardinal and pray for him as they gather for conclave to choose a new Pope.
Deacon Paul from Fra Angelico has a post called Beauty – “The Great Legacy” of Pope Benedict XVI. Here is bit of that post:
Beauty in liturgy the ‘great legacy’ of Benedict XVI
By Carl Bunderson
VATICAN CITY, March 1, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News) . Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered in Church history for his work to recover the beauty of traditional liturgy, according to Bishop James D. Conley.
The head of the Lincoln, Neb. Diocese, who has been reading Benedict’s writings on liturgy for decades, said these works “will remain a great contribution to liturgical theology for years to come.”
“His great legacy,” Bishop Conley told CNA Feb. 27, “will be the re-discovery of the beauty of the traditional liturgy.”
Benedict awakened a “new way” of looking at the ordinary form of the Mass – the liturgy which came after the 1960s Second Vatican Council – “with a greater attempt to be more attentive to the rubrics.”
In the former pontiff’s view, Mass should be celebrated with beauty, dignity, and in continuity with the tradition of the Church, Bishop Conley noted. Continued Here
The Rainey View has posted The Three Most Profound Ideas I Have Ever Had
From CNA: Cardinals Set Date for Meetings About Next Pope
On the first day that the Church is without a Pope, Cardinal Angelo Sodano announced that the first general congregation of cardinals will take place next Monday morning.
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Dean of the College of Cardinals, made the date public in an official letter sent to the world’s cardinal on March 1.
The cardinals will meet from 9:30 to 12:30 on the morning of March 4 in the Synod of Bishops hall on the second floor of the Paul VI audience hall. They will convene again from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the same place.
Prior to entering into the Conclave where they vote for the next Pope, the cardinals of the Church will meet for a series of meetings to take care of business and to discuss who they think will be a good candidate to succeed Pope Benedict.
The cardinals could announce when the conclave will begin after their first meeting, but there is no guarantee of the timing.
Dr. Taylor Marshall of Canterbury Tales has posted 12 Interesting facts about Benedict’s retired status
Simcha Fisher from National Catholic Register has posted Strange Goings-On in the Secular Media
I may end up doing another one of these posts real soon and have the links be on politics related stuff.
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