Blog posts for Father Fred Scinto
“Vatileaks and corruption in the Vatican and the call to reform this by Pope Francis.”
“Walking through Holy Doors in our dioceses/archdioceses”
We continue with the topic of the increasing opposition to our Holy Father and the rough year the Pope had in 2015 with things happening that could be used against him, his papacy, and his reform of the Church.
Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee Mercy
Take time to watch your pets, dogs, cats, fish in a fish tank or a bird in a bird cage and, in this, be sure to reach the point of marvelling at God’s great and beautiful work in creation. Watch the chipmunks and squirrels and wild birds in your yard (even the insects) and marvel at the work of a loving Creator!
In the 2014 traditional Christmas greetings of the Pope to the Roman curia, “Francis issued a blistering, public dressing down of his closest collaborators by diagnosing the 15 ailments of the Curia. He accused the cardinals and bishops of the Vatican bureaucracy of using their careers to grab power and wealth, of living ‘hypocritical’ double lives, and of forgetting – due to ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’ – that they are supposed to be joyful men of God.” (Winfield) This did not go well and it seems that Francis did not help his own cause by these comments!
Some Suggestions For Celebrating And Keeping the Year of Mercy
“To understand the family today we need to enter … into the mystery of the family of Nazareth, into its quiet daily life, not unlike that of most families, with their problems and their simple joys...
The three listed events are quite suitable for those that are in bereavement over the loss of a loved one or some other great loss and for those who are journeying through the traumatic experience of separation and/or divorce.
“Mercy is the name of our God. Mercy is the call to be a human being, who feels with other human beings who suffer and are in need".
Faith To Justice Reflections
Raphael Ma, C.R. Professes His Final Vows
Wednesday, November 21st was a memorable day for Raphael Ma, C.R.