I am pretty sure there is a canonical penalty attached to licking these “Lolipopes.”
Credit to term “Lolipopes” to @RicahrdPicardo
If your city is being besieged by criminals and you need to protect your city the best way is with the Magnifcat.
This is kind of an antithesis of the story in the Old Testament of the fall of Jericho. For seven days they marched around the city, with seven priests at the head, and marched around the city seven times.
To protect your city you do something similar by saying the Magnifcat seven times.
My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her lowliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength
and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons for ever.
Because everybody knows to protect your city from outlaws you need the Magnifcat 7.
These Dominican nuns still rib the Cardinal about the time he mixed his zucchetto in their laundry.
Well actually these are Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries based in the Archdiocese of Cebu in the Philippines, along with Cardinal Ricardo Vidal.
You can read about them here along with the source of this photo.
Now the jokes kind of write themselves. “When the dating scene is tough there is always Jesus”. Forget blind dates, Jesus cured the blind.
Still it does get me thinking about what people do when they discern a religious vocation and try to determine what charism of an order attracts them.
Really there should be a “Catholic Religious Order Match”. There is a lot of commonality between seeking a religious order and seeking a spouse via a dating site.
Filling out a questionnaire, an online, profile, etc. Both the aspirant and the religious order are looking for a good match. A “come and see” period to help discern compatibility. Whether it is concerning a vocation for marriage or the religious life there is the question “What is God calling you to”. With hundreds of religious orders out there having matching online profiles in one place could be useful.
While it is well known that Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church. So the idea of a Pentecost Cake seems like a natural idea.
♫Happy Birthday Catholic Church, Happy Birthday to you♫
Online you can find pictures of attempts of a Pentecost Cake.
But I couldn’t find what I think would be the obvious example of the ultimate example of a Pentecost Cake.
Really there should be wax candles in the shape of the Apostles and disciples that you can light up on a Pentecost Cake.
There has been a lot of virtual ink spilt over this one footnote in the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
I would also point out that the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak”
This little footnote has become like a Rorschach test for Catholics who see what they want to see in it.
Still while the concept of the Eucharist as medicine is nothing new, it did get me thinking about all those medicine commercials with a list of side effects half the length of the commercial. So I came up with this:
Previously posted by Ed Peters.
Some seem upset that I agreed with Pope Francis that the Eucharist is “powerful medicine” for sinners, a figure of speech the pope used in Amoris laetitiae fn. 351 (see also his Evangelii gaudium 47). May I suggest that those objecting to the pope’s phrasing, and my agreement with it, need to familiarize themselves better with the Church’s rich understanding of the Eucharist. Doing so will, I think, enable them not only to see what is profoundly right about the pope’s choice of words, but help them to articulate what is profoundly missing from it.
The bounteous effects of the Eucharist, specifically in regard to forgiveness of and preservation from sin, are laid out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1393-1395, 1436, and 1846. These passages amply support the pope’s phrasing in fn 351. But missing from the pope’s commentary here is an acknowledgement that, as is true of a “powerful medicine”, taking the Eucharist improperly can be harmful, even spiritually deadly, to the recipient.
I don’t expect a footnote to contain every nuance of Church teaching or else a footnote would become another document with it’s own footnotes and on and one. So my prescription is to drink a glass of water and just read Church documents with the mind of the Church.
So maybe I misheard my spiritual director, but he said I should learn the Anime Christi. Well I do like anime so I went lookin for it.
At the end of his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis pointed to the sky and said Mother Angelica “is in heaven”.
The Holy Father gave his blessing and made the remark to members of EWTN’s Rome bureau as he greeted the faithful in St. Peter’s Square.
The staff had brought with them an image of EWTN’s founder as a sign of affection and remembrance for Mother Angelica after she passed away on Easter Sunday at the age of 92. National Catholic Register.
In response to the Pope’s action todays several noted theologians are divided on the theological significance of the Pope’s index finger point to Heaven with a statement referring to Mother Angelica.
Fr. Cyrus Winfield questioned the idea of whether the Pope’s digitus secundus pointing up exercised an infallible act. He noted the missing of words such as “formally declare or define” and the context regarding speaking to a group of faithful and not to the whole Church. He said “While this is certainly in the area of faith it is uncertain as to whether this must be held by the whole Church or locally such as in regards to beautifications.”
Lay theologian Irvin Brock, who entered the Church last year, had more definite ideas about this. “If the Pope had simply said she “is in Heaven” than this would be a simple case of him speaking off-the-cuff and would in no way have have invoked the charism of infallibility.“ He went on to say “Still that combined with the finger pointing in the traditional direction of Heaven makes this a totally different act. This could be papal sign language for “I define” we will just have to wait and see.
In the meantime Fr. Lombardi has not yet issued a statement regarding this.
Ok who is the prankster who keeps putting superglue on my processional crosses?
(Via the Pope’s Instagram account Franciscus)