Sunday, 31 October 2010

A bit of a grim week.

Please see my latest post at Thoughts from an Oasis in French Catholicism. Sorry not to repeat it here but have broken my glasses and life is VERY frustrating at the moment!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Not as good a week as last, but it could have been worse

After all a new seminary is to open in Washington DC. And the Holy Father announced at his Wednesday Audience that Archbishops Burke and Piacenza will be made cardinals at the Consistory on November 20. And there was also Pope Benedict's letter to Seminarians.

Nevertheless I thought His Holiness seemed rather 'low' during the Mass for the closure of the Middle Eastern Synod. Then at the Angelus someone unseen giving the responses behind him sounded to be suffering from a heavy cold (Monsignor G?) Please join me in praying that the sufferer recovers, but most importantly that the Holy Father doesn't catch it.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The new Prefect.

I am late with this I know, but want to record my feliciatations and personal happiness at Archbishop Piacenza's elevation to the Prefecture of the Congregation for Clergy.

Ad multos annos Excellency, and with constant prayer.

In Christo pro Papa

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Decisions and Regrets

Our recent decision to sell our house and buy a smaller one is going to involve the expenditure of much time. Anyone who has down-sized in this way will know that it's something of a military campaign! Rather daunting when there are only two in the army! At least for the next few months I'll only be able to post here once a week, usually on Saturday or Sunday. Please pray for us.

God bless all priests, and their spiritual mothers and friends of this blog.

In Christo pro Papa