His Excellency Most Rev. Luigi Negri, Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, on the occasion of Pentecost 2013. Excerpts:
This grace which the Church gives, you are living it at the spring of the Faith: the celebration of Holy Mass. You are able to drink these waters thanks to the great mercy of Benedict XVI. You can drink from this fresh stream, using one of the Church’s great treasures: the traditional liturgy. This is not an alternative to the reformed liturgy brought in after Vatican II, but is a fuller, freer, and more responsible form to be lived alongside the other one. Benedict XVI said as much in his wonderful Motu Proprio. […]
You may use this liturgy, and I am extremely happy that you do so in this Archdiocese where I arrived only a few months ago. You do not do so to attack anyone, or to push any opinion, but rather to live the mystery of the Church in accordance with the depth and truth of your right to live this way. […]
There can be no-one, no Diocese in Italy or anywhere in the world, who can stop you doing this. If any Bishop ever dares to say “no” to you, he must be brought before an ecclesiastical tribunal immediately. […]
Try this older Liturgy for yourselves! Try out the truths of your faith! Try out the truths of your charity! Give impetus to your mission! Be like those who try out the same truths with the reformed Liturgy in the truth of their Faith and charity: they are two treasures for the same people. [NB]People can be said to be grown-up Catholics if they understand these freedoms the Church gives them. […]
I am one of the few bishops (I am afraid to say we are very few) to have gained from all this a deeper sense of our identity in our dealings with God. It is truly a great thing; and not just for those who practise it, but for the whole Church.
I have gone to the traditional Latin Mass my whole life. I love it. I would not have it any other way.
It makes me sad that it was changed so much from when my grandparents where brought up in the faith.
(It also makes me sad that the bishop here will not allow the Latin Mass to be said at some/all of the pretty churches here in town…)
Never ever lose sight on your goal!
Binge prevention and healthy snack ideas here :)
A Greek doctor recently posted this picture from one of his deliveries on his personal FB page—Which should come as no surprise … this birth was unique.
The baby was welcomed into this world via c-section, but surprisingly remained inside the amniotic sac post delivery. And according to the OB/GYN in charge of this delivery, the baby did not even know that it had been born yet.
Typically, these sacs break on their own or are broken by the doctor when a woman’s body is ready to give birth. This process is more commonly known as a woman’s “water breaking.” It is extremely rare for babies to be born with the sac completely intact.
Despite its rare occurrence, it isn’t dangerous. In fact, the delivering doctor noted that the baby remained safe in the sac connected to their mother by the umbilical cord and feeding off the placenta—he/she had not yet drawn a breath. Once the bag was officially broken, the baby would take in its first breath of life independently.
Would abortion-determined activists believe it was still ethically/legally acceptable to terminate this baby’s life? Certainly some would argue yes.
In the midst of press releases concerning innocent lives being terminated pre and post delivery, while we grieve the loss of these children, we are grateful that this egregious act is being brought to light … Believing that one by one the minds of abortion-determined women and men would realize the implications of their stance towards abortion.
As the fight for LIFE continues, please pray for those who are questioning their beliefs about abortion. And SHARE this story with the hopes that someone you know might have a change of heart.
I really wish there was a workout that could make your boobs smaller.
That’s right, you read that correctly. My breasts are too big! I have been a C34-36 ever since I was 13 and now I think I’ve slipped into a D…
I wanna be able to wear certain things with out feeling like I’m being too immodest, I wanna be able to not bump them into everything/one, I want to be able to wear cute bras and not granny bras…
I think I’ve reblogged this before…
DON’T CARE! Looks good.
I do love oat meal!!
The secret if amazing ABS
Healthy Chocolate Cake
Ingredients for a small cake (6 servings):
- 8 dried apricots
- 8 tbsp water
- 4 tbsp coconut flour
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Cut dried apricots in small pieces. Cover with 8 tablespoons water and place 2 minutes at 900 W in the microwave. Let apricots soak, soften and cool.
- Mix all ingredients together in a food processor (including soaking water from the apricots). Eventually add stevia if you find that the batter isn’t sweet enough for your taste.
- Bake 20 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius.
Quinoa Protein Cookies with Rhubarb Sauce
A vegan, gluten-free dessert for a little “spring detox”.
Ingredients (for 10 small cookies):
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup cashews soaked in water overnight
- 3 tbsp vanilla flavored pea protein
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond milk
Instructions: Mix everything in a food processor. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and bake for 25 min at 230 degrees Celsius.
Ingredients for the pink rhubarb sauce:
- 6-8 rhubarb sticks
- one pink grapefruit
Instructions: Steam the rhubarb sticks, mix in the flesh of the grapefruit, puree using a handheld blender.
Nutrition facts on my blog: www.fitnesstreats.com/2013/04/quinoa-protein-cookies-with-rhubarb-sauce
All but the whole grains for me, please!!!