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Tuesday August 12, 2014

PCM Province - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:02

Tuesday, August 12, 2014. As disciples of Jesus, we ask for that same openness to God’s will in our lives. As you align yourself daily with God’s will for you, you will experience “God’s Spirit, God’s life, God’s love.” Be open and grateful in prayer today.

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August 12, 2014
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New Hospital Chaplaincy Guidelines Inadequate, Says Catholic Union of Great Britain

Zenit - Tue, 2014-08-12 00:35
The Catholic Union of Great Britain has criticized new guidelines on chaplaincy in the National Health Service, saying they ignore the specific needs of individual faiths. The new guidelines, which replace those published in 2003, aim to provide a comprehensive description of good practice in chaplaincy care for ...

Pope to Asian Youth: You are bearers of hope and energy for the future (Video)

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 19:01
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Pope's Angelus address: You cannot hate in the name of God (Video)

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 18:58
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Pope to Italian Youth Organization: 'Make the World a Better Place'

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 18:03
Pope Francis has said young people must be courageous and never timid in order to make the world a better place. The Holy Father made these remarks when he telephoned 30,000 guides and scouts of the AGESCI organization gathered in St. Flushing, Pisa, Saturday morning, for the conclusion of its Third National Rout...

Pope Francis Sends Video Message to Koreans

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 18:03
Here is the text of the Pope Francis’ video message broadcast by KBS in Korea in light of the Holy Father's forthcoming Apostolic Visit to the Republic of Korea for the 6th Asian Youth Day: *** Video Message Transcript: Dear brothers and sisters! In a few days, with God's help, I will be in your midst, in K...

Canada's Bishops, Dioceses Respond to Mideast Crisis

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:46
Following the appeal by Pope Francis last Thursday and his Angelus message of July 20, the Vatican Secretariat of State has transmitted an urgent message to the world's Catholic Bishops to respond to the needs of the suffering in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. In a letter received Friday by Archbishop Paul-...

Leader of Canada's Bishops Speaks of Francis' 2-Part Call: Be Missionaries to Family

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:37
Here are the speaking notes used by the leader of Canada's bishops, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, in an Aug. 6 address to the 2014 Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus  * * * Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, thank you for the honour of inviting m...

Leading Out of Double Darkness

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:21
Back in April I wrote about the two most effective habits of Catholic university students. Some eyebrows were raised that I included frequent confession. I stand by that statement, and today will go further and deeper. In fact, were a Catholic university to have the highest caliber academics and neglect the souls o...

Daily Homily: Speak My Words to the House of Israel

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:18
-- Ezekiel 2:8-3:4 Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 When Isaiah saw the vision of the Lord in the Temple, he confessed himself a man of unclean lips. His lips were purified by a burning coal taken by a seraphim from the altar. Purified of his sin and guilt, Isaiah responds to God...

Patriarch Sako: Refugee Situation Escalating, U.S. Military Action Disappointing

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 14:51
The Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon has highlighted the extent of the refugee situation in northern Iraq, warned of "escalating" humanitarian needs, and said the hardships facing Iraqis should stir consciences into action. In a statement issued Sunday, Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako said the "level of disaster is e...

Cardinal Nichols: Events in Iraq Are Tyrannical, Horrendous, Akin to Genocide

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 14:34
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has decried the recent events in Iraq as being akin to genocide. The Archbishop of Westminster not only denounced the "focused, deliberate killing and oppression" of Christian groups in Iraq as "horrendous," but said this constitutes “the definition of genocide,” reported the Telegraph on...

Pope Francis Sends Video Message to Koreans

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 14:04
Here is the text of the Pope Francis’ video message broadcast by KBS in Korea in light of the Holy Father's forthcoming Apostolic Visit to the Republic of Korea for the 6th Asian Youth Day: *** Video Message Transcript: Dear brothers and sisters! In a few days, with God's help, I will be in your midst, in K...

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: Aug 11, 2014

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-08-11 13:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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Pope Briefs Papal Envoy Ahead of Visit to Iraq

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:23
Pope Francis received Cardinal Fernando Filoni yesterday evening in order to instruct him on his mission as papal envoy to Iraq. The Holy Father also gave the cardinal some funds to be used as aid to help those most affected by persecution from the Islamist group, the Islamic State. During the meeting at 6pm in...

Pastoral Strategies for the Church

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:16
As Pope Francis has repeated many times, there is an urgent need to proclaim the Gospel message to the world today. Guidelines on how to do this are contained in a book just published by Julian Porteous, archbishop of Hobart, Australia, in “New Evangelization: Pastoral Strategy for the Church at the Beginning of ...

UK Parliamentary Group Monitoring Persecution in Iraq

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:46
The All Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom has issued the following monitoring report on religious persecution in Iraq. An APPG is a grouping in the UK parliament composed of politicians from all political parties and from upper and lower houses. *** Religious persecution in Iraq Ø...

Pope Sends Message of Condolence Following Iran Plane Crash

Zenit - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:37
Pope Francis has sent his "heartfelt condolences" to the families of victims killed in a deadly plane crash in Iran yesterday that claimed at least 38 lives including children. The telegram was sent Monday on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to Archbishop Ignazio Bedini of I...

God’s Garden, August 11, 2014

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-08-11 06:08

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name “Carmel,” which means “the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual path up Mount Carmel.

The images and insights presented here represent a small sampling of what has bloomed in “God’s Garden” over the course of our 800-year existence. Welcome to our Carmelite garden; we hope you are nourished by what grows here and invite you to comment and share it with others.

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