Q. What’s special about Eucharistic Adoration?

Our thanksgiving after Holy Mass and Holy Communion can be prolonged through the practice of Eucharistic Adoration. Eucharistic Adoration has been strongly recommended by saints and popes over the years. ….”of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God, and the one … Read moreQ. What’s special about Eucharistic Adoration?

How important is the Mass?

Suppose you are most anxious to get from God some great favour, and suppose He told St Michael, the Archangel, to gather into one vast Cathedral
1. All the millions of the faithful, bishops, priests, religious etc now on earth.

2. All the souls in purgatory.

3. All the millions of saints in heaven.

4. All the millions of angels also and then, suppose that all these with the Blessed Virgin at their head, were told to bow down in profound adoration before God

Pope Francis: Wars Begin in the Heart

Independent Catholic News

Divisions, jealousies, misunderstandings and marginalization do not help the Church to grow as the Body of Christ, they shatter it into many pieces, they dismember it. Instead we should remember that we – as the Body of Christ – are called to appreciate the gifts and the quality of others in our communities. This was the main message of Pope Francis’ teaching during the general audience this morning, attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists in St Peter’s Square. Earlier he had met the Bayern Munich Football team in the Paul VI Audience Hall.

Cardinal condemns ‘repugnant’ beheading of David Haines

15 September 2014 14:43 by Liz Dodd in The Tablet

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has described as “repugnant and chilling” the murder of a third Western hostage by Islamic State militants, as Pope Francis suggested that the world is in the midst of World War III.

A video released on Sunday showed the beheading of British aid worker and father-of-two, David Haines, by an apparently British jihadist. His murder follows those of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

Francis’ support for Romero cause is exciting because of its urgency – could he be beatified by end of 2015?

The Tablet

Pope Francis’ words (on the plane home from Korea) in regard to Oscar Romero’s beatification have brought great joy here in El Salvador and indeed around the world.

But the first media reports have been somewhat misleading. It is important to read what Pope Francis actually said:

“The process was blocked in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “for reasons of prudence,” it was said.

Now it is unblocked and it is in the Congregation for Saints and follows the normal path of a process. It depends on how the postulators move; it’s very important to move in haste.

What I would like is to have clarified when there is martyrdom in “odium fidei” [out of hate for the faith], whether it is for confessing the credo or for performing the works that Jesus commands us to do for our neighbour. This is a work of theologians that is being studied. Because behind him [Romero], there is Rutilio Grande and there are others. There are others that were also killed but are not at the same height as Romero. This has to be distinguished theologically.

For me, Romero is a man of God. He was a man of God but there has to be the process, and the Lord will have to give his sign [of approval]. But if He wishes, He will do so! The postulators must move now because there are no impediments.”