|Assumption Grotto's men of the altar, singing the Lourdes Hymn as people continue to process back to the Grotto area|
I'm in edit mode, folks. Bear with me. I have a lot of work ahead of me and it has already been started. Soon, you will get to see pictures from Assumption Day 2011 at Assumption Grotto. It was a most blessed day.
In the meanwhile, here are some interesting reads around the Catholic digital continent:
- The Pope Benedict XVI says that the Feast of Mary's Assumption gives us hope for the future (via CNA).
- The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), often referred to as "Lefebvrists", maintain that Vatican II was a split from the Church's tradition. Cardinal Antonio Canizares, the current Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship, explains that Vatican II was not a split from the Church's tradition. On this topic, Fr. Z has a few inline comments.
- Retired Univeristy of Montreal researcher and Medjugorje expert, Louis Bélanger, has responded to Vittorio Messori's assertion that Medjugorje constitutes a "troubling dilemma" for the Holy See (Medjugorje Today has a translation of the original interview). Bélanger, neatly packaging objective facts the way no one else really can, says there is no dilemma. On the subject of Medjugorje, I am reading Donal Anthony Foley's latest work, Medjugorje Revisited, for a future review. It brings many interesting developments in recent years into the picture, while looking more closely at taped interviews with the visionaries in the early days. Richard Chonak has completed his thorough review of the book. It is now available in German, as well now, under the title, Medjugorje Verstehen. For more information and for orders in the UK, see Donal's homepage at Theotokos.
- Max Hastings, at the UK's Daily Mail Online, had an excellent piece about the recent riots. I would suggest that what he describes is not anything specific to the UK. I see it right in here in the US. The title says it all: Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters. In another thought-provoking piece related to all of this, William Oddie writes in the UK's leading Catholic paper, the Catholic Herald: Now we have proof that abolishing parental rights and encouraging single-parent families was disastrous: the disaster has happened
- Cardinal Raymond Burke, never one to shy away from speaking about that which is righteous, speaks about Fr. John Harvey and the Courage apostolate. Fr. Harvey recently passed away. As far as I know, Courage is the only Church sanctioned apostolate for those with same-sex-attraction (SSA). You can see the goals here, which are clearly aligned with Church teaching. Many have offered sound testimony. Terry Nelson who blogs at Abbey-Roads offers some thoughts in his post: Cardinal Protector of Courage.
- I mentioned the other day, that Bishop Jean Laffitte, from the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome had spoken about what has commonly been referred to as, "Theology of the Body" in English speaking countries ([CNA news article here] | [Full interview here]. Fr. Angelo at Mary Victrix offers some thoughts about that interivew, as does Dawn Eden.
- Kevin Symonds has been hard at work for some years on a controversial figure, Ann the Lay Apostle. There are some interesting developments in recent weeks on her case, with two key backers - Fr. Kevin Scallon and Sr. Briege McKenna - publicly distancing themselves. See the lastest article by Kevin at Catholic Lane: Deception for Our Times? Questioning Ann a Lay Apostle.
- Larry D at Acts of the Apostasy asks: Did the American Catholic Council pad their numbers?
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