Fr. Amedeo (left) with Fr. Charles speaking at the reception Yesterday, we attended the 50th jubilee celebration of the priestly ordination of Franciscan priest Fr. Amedeo Nardone, Order of the Friars Minor, here in the Archdiocese of Toronto. The Mass of Thanksgiving was held at St. Jane Frances where Fr. Amedeo has been pastor for the last fifteen years. After the Eucharistic service, a reception was held later in the day at Da Vinci Banquet Hall.Too often what gets reported in the media are negative stories about religion and the priesthood. This can overshadow the many dedicated and loyal priests
“Plumeria rubra x Celandine” drawing by Sarah “Sallie” Thayer, 2018 rev.Today’s offering has a little yellow and lots of white. This is a re-worked drawing from many years ago — October, 2009, to be exact. When I looked at that 2009 drawing in my archives, I thought, immediately, “this could be done better and more accurately”. So, here is Plumeria rubra x Celandine in a new drawing and with a lot more information about Plumeria rubra itself.This plant is, of course, a cultivar of the well-known Plumeria rubra. I say “well-known” because Plumeria rubra is the flower most commonly used
The Lord “does not conform to our prejudices”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full video). The Pope has accused global powers of showing “murderous indifference” in the Middle East. Ousted Vatican auditor general Libero Milone has said he is no longer “subject to any criminal proceedings” (John Allen). The Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church are helping to rebuild Syrian churches.
From Crux: A Catholic priest and several parishioners were “subjected to vile abuse” on Saturday, as a march by a Protestant group went by a Catholic Church in Glasgow, Scotland. Father Tom White was greeting people after the Saturday vigil Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in the city when the Orange parade approached. The Orange […]
Pope Francis, in his Sunday Angelus address, reflected on the day’s Gospel (Mk 6:1-6), which recounts how Jesus’ return to his hometown lead to incredulity on the part of those who saw him grow up….
By Steven D. Greydanus | Recently Suzanne and I were talking with friends here at St. John’s about our first impressions of this beautiful church. I remember being here for the first time,…
Is now the time for the Catholic Church seriously to consider local election of bishops and their accountability to the local people in synod? […]