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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Making use of the parish bulletin!

It's been a crazy busy week for me, we are doing "Vacation Bible School" at the parish. It's going really well so far, the kids love this great Catholic VBS program that we used this year! This, however, has been my very first VBS experience of any kind, and wow, does it take a lot of planning and effort! Every day I come home exhausted - to exhausted to even comment on all the wonderful news items that keep popping up this week! Yes, I'm very happy and excited about A) the announcement of Fr. Peter Christensen of our local Nativity of Our Lord parish as the bishop-elect of the Superior, WI diocese and B) the immenently pending arrival of the anticipated Motu Proprio regarding the Traditional Latin Mass!

Regarding B), I'm thrilled beyond belief that it seems to be finally coming, and find it very funny that I will be in Ireland actually when it comes (if it does indeed come on the most perfect day - 7/7/7!) I'll let you know what the Irish reaction is as I witness it. :)

I think that it would be a wonderful idea for all pastors and parishes to really USE the weekly bulletin for once, to catechize and prepare people for what this Motu Proprio really means to the "Catholic in the pew". Here is a wonderful article that a pastor is using to do just that! I encourage all of you who work in parishes to take a look at it, and see if your parish might want to use Fr. Fox's text (I'm sure he wouldn't mind - but perhaps you should ask first) or adapt it to craft your own bulletin article. Those of us who aren't pastors or parish employees could also just send the link to his article around your e-mail lists, your "virtual parish", so that proper basic information on this decision by the Holy Father can be made known more clearly.


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