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Archive - June 2011

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

In Rome we get to celebrate Corpus Christi twice. The Vatican celebrates it on Thursday but the bishop’s conference (CEI) celebrates it on Sunday. Some brothers go out to a few towns such as Orvieto on Sunday but this year I stayed back. Thursday...

Hope at the zoo

Hope at the zoo

I had a bad case of hopeless Sunday morning. It started while I fixed breakfast while listening to local talk radio, which usually is happy, albeit subdued, on a Sunday morning.  Sadly, the news report wasn’t happy or subdued. More than a dozen...

4 marks

4 marks

A while back I was reading some vocation testimonies and one of the things that struck me was when one of the priests gave four marks for a vocation: “prayer, hard work, generosity and sacrifice.” I think he is right. When a dying man was on his...

Worth tuning in…

Worth tuning in…

You don’t have to tune into the Discovery Channel next week to learn about a great historical discovery in the Holy Land.  Just click here to listen to programming for 89.1 FM Catholic Radio in Indianapolis, Indiana. The station will air an...

Apostolic zeal

Apostolic zeal

“We begged God to accept our lives and our blood and unite them to His life and His blood for the salvation of these tribes.”  St. Isaac Jogues What a testimony of apostolic zeal! St. Issac Jogues went back to the same Indian tribe that...

How many Legionaries?

How many Legionaries?

The Legion of Christ recently reported to the Holy See on the numerical state of the congregation on December 31, 2010. The main data are: Category 12/31/2010 12/31/2009 Bishops 3 3 Priests 889 864 Religious and novices (brothers) 1244 1395...