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Post by wosbald » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:12 pm

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French priest’s 150-year-old heart being worshipped in NYC
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Two women pray in front a container bearing the heart of St. John Vianney Saturday, April 6, 2019 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The 150-year-old heart of the French priest is being toured throughout the United States. The tradition of venerating the body parts of saintly Catholics goes back to the Middle Ages in Italy. (Credit: AP Photo/Julie Walker)

NEW YORK — The 150-year-old heart of a French priest is on a U.S. tour — a Roman Catholic relic with New York City as its latest stop.

It was on display Saturday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, where both the faithful and the curious lined up to see the human organ behind glass. The Knights of Columbus fraternity is sponsoring the pilgrimage of this heart, which has been to 28 states so far, with more coming up.

(The Knights of Columbus are a principal sponsor of Crux.)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, is to lead a Sunday procession venerating the heart of Saint John Vianney, who was a priest in the southern French town of Ars, outside Lyon. He lived during the French Revolution, helping to hide priests on the run.

The tradition of preserving the body parts of saintly Catholics goes back to the Middle Ages in Italy. When St. Catherine of Siena died in Rome, her hometown of Siena wanted her remains. But they didn’t want to get caught making off with the whole body, and decided to take just her head.

Vianney is considered the patron saint of parish priests, famed for hearing confessions for endless hours with an ear so understanding that he drew Catholics from all around Europe.

“He would also recount to them the sins they left out, because he instinctively felt who they are,” says Joseph Cullen, a member of the Knights of Columbus. “But he had a heart of gold.”

In the next week, Vianney’s heart will be displayed in schools and churches in other parts of New York City — Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn — and Long Island, as well as other venues on the East Coast. The relic is to return to its permanent home at a French shrine in Ars in early June. The U.S. tour began in November.

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Re: THE CATHOLIC THREAD

Post by Hovannes » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:28 am

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:41 am

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:02 am
Unfortunately, discerning the will of God is never easy. And when both the world and the Church confuse Christianity with a mere political movement it gets even worse.
Post of the day, right there!
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Post by wosbald » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:26 pm

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Court sides with Philly against Catholic Social Services over same-sex parents in foster care
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Philadelphia city government can require that contractor Catholic Social Services does not discriminate against same-sex couples in its foster care program, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the city after it stopped placing children with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s agency because it would not permit same-sex couples to serve as foster parents.

The court ruled the city did not target the agency because of its religious beliefs but acted only to enforce its own nondiscrimination policy in the face of what seemed to be a clear violation.

“The city stands on firm ground in requiring its contractors to abide by its non-discrimination policies when administering public services,” wrote Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ambro for the three-judge panel.

Catholic Social Services sought an order requiring Philadelphia to renew its contract as a foster care agency and had argued the city’s actions violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of the right to freely practice one’s religion.

The Washington, D.C.-based law firm that represents Catholic Social Services in the matter said the city’s policy has prevented dozens of families who want to take in children from doing so for nearly a year. Asked about a possible appeal, a spokesman said legal options were being reviewed.

“We’re disappointed that the court decided to let the city place politics above the needs of kids and the rights of parents, but we will continue this fight,” said Lori Windham, a lawyer for Catholic Social Services.

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Post by Hovannes » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:23 pm

We're installing a new Bishop on Thursday.
I'm one of the ushers but I'll be working in the parking lot.
It will be a full house with all the church dignitaries and my suggestion to take a second collection because it should be easy pickings didn't fly well with the staff.
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Re: THE CATHOLIC THREAD

Post by Hovannes » Thu May 02, 2019 10:27 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:23 pm
We're installing a new Bishop on Thursday.
I'm one of the ushers but I'll be working in the parking lot.
It will be a full house with all the church dignitaries and my suggestion to take a second collection because it should be easy pickings didn't fly well with the staff.
A last minute switcheroo put me inside the church.
Mission accomplished anyway.
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Re: THE CATHOLIC THREAD

Post by DepartedLight » Sun May 05, 2019 8:44 pm

My Church has an Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. First visit late this afternoon.

I need to do this a lot more often.
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