Daily Archives: May 24, 2015

this pressed: Insides that didn’t decompose – and other stunning facts about Oscar Romero :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


Once he confessed, Archbishop Romero went to celebrate a 6 p.m. Mass in San Salvador’s hospital of Divine Providence, which was staffed by nuns. The Mass, Mons. Urioste recalled, had been widely publicized throughout the diocese.

While he was celebrating Mass in the hospital’s chapel, the archbishop was shot in the chest from outside.

Msgr. Urioste said that after getting a phone call informing him of what happened, “I immediately went to the hospital, and he was already taken to the polyclinic. A television set arrived, they interviewed me, and after I went to the hospital where he was.”

He recalled how as the sisters were going to embalm Archbishop Romero’s body, he told them “please be careful not to drop his insides anywhere, but that they pick them up and bury them, and they did, burying them in front of the little apartment he had in the hospital where he lived.”

Three years later, on the occasion St. John Paul II’s visit to the country, the nuns of the hospital “made a monument to the Virgin in the same place where we had buried (Romero’s) insides.”

“When they were digging they ran into the box and the plastic bag where they had placed the insides, and the blood was still liquid and the insides didn’t have any bad smell,” he revealed.

“I don’t want to say that it was a miracle, it’s possible that it’s a natural phenomenon, but the truth is that this happened, and we told the archbishop at the time (Arturo Rivera y Damas), look monsignor, this has happened and he said ‘be quiet, don’t tell anyone because they are going to say that they are our inventions,’” he said.

However, “Pope John Paul II was given a small canister with Archbishop Romero’s blood,” he noted.

San Salvador, El Salvador, May 23, 2015 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his role as Vicar General, Monsignor Ricardo Urioste was one of the closest collaborators of Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was martyred for the faith in 1980 and beatified just this weekend. And this monsignor has some stories to tell. Among the most fascinating involve details surrounding the day Romero was killed, what the late archbishop really thought about the controversial and problematic Liberation Theology, and the fact that the martyr’s insides hadn’t decomposed when they were exhumed three years after his death. Archbishop Romero was brutally killed while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980 – a time when El Salvador was on the brink of civil war. In February Pope Francis officially recognized his death as having been for hatred of the faith and gave the green light for his beatification. Msgr. Urioste, who currently heads up the Archbishop Romero Foundation, said that during the time the martyr lived, whenever “he preached, spoke, was a pastor, they accused him of being communist, Marxist, a politician, and a thousand things.” However, he noted how after 12 years of extensive study on the life and writings of the archbishop

via Insides that didn’t decompose – and other stunning facts about Oscar Romero :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

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this pressed: Denver’s Archbishop Aquila restores sacraments to original order :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


Denver, Colo., May 23, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-

In an unprecedented change for an archdiocese, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver announced that the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion – will be restored to their original order.

“In an increasingly secular world, the reality is this: the souls of our children are the battleground. As the shepherd of the Archdiocese of Denver, I must do everything I can to help those who form children win that battle,” he explained in his pastoral letter “Saints Among Us” released May 23.

“The world needs saints. Even as our society becomes more distant from faith and more forgetful of God, it still hungers for joyful witnesses who have been transformed by Christ,” he explained. “At the same time, new generations of Catholics need grace to sustain them in a non-Christian environment.”

In response to those needs, Archbishop Aquila said he’s chosen to restore the sacraments to the original order.

While the majority of dioceses and archdioceses have children baptized in infancy, receive the First Communion in first or second grade and Confirmation sometime in middle or high school, the original order placed Confirmation and

via Denver’s Archbishop Aquila restores sacraments to original order :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

today’s holiday/observance: Aldersgate Experience


Aldersgate Experience

On the evening of May 24, 1738, John Wesley (1703-1791), co-founder of the Methodist Church, visited a house on Aldersgate Street, London, to join a group reading of Martin Luther‘s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. As they were reading, Wesley underwent a conversion experience—”I felt my heart strangely warmed,” he said. From that time until his death in 1791, Wesley considered it his mission in life to tell people about his experience and to invite them to share his beliefs. The anniversary of this event is commemorated by the Methodist Church on the Sunday nearest May 24. More… Discuss

quotation: Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.


Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss

today’s birthday: Pontormo (1494)


 

Pontormo (1494)

Pontormo was a Florentine painter and one of the creators of mannerism, an artistic style characterized by distortion of elements such as scale and perspective. In fact, his altar for the church of San Michele Visdomini, Florence, is considered by many to be the first mannerist work in recorded history. He was also a talented portraitist. Pontormo was a recluse for much of his life and kept a diary in which he chronicled his obsessions. With which famous Florentine painters did he apprentice? More… Discuss

 

this day in the yesteryear: Peter Minuit Buys Manhattan (1626)


Peter Minuit Buys Manhattan (1626)

Peter Minuit was the director-general of the Dutch colony of New Netherland who is credited with the purchase of the island of Manhattan in 1626. According to legend, he persuaded the natives—perhaps a Metoac band of Lenape known as the Canarsee, who were actually native to what is now Brooklyn—to “sell” the island for a handful of trade goods worth approximately 60 guilders. In 1846, that price was converted by a New York historian to what US dollar amount? More… Discuss

Tiffany & Co.


 

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. is a jewelry and silverware company. It was founded in New York City in 1837 and, today, has stores in major cities all over the world. The corporation has an agreement with the Tahera Diamond Corporation to buy or market the entire production of Canada’s Jericho Diamond Mine. The Tiffany flagship store on New York’s Fifth Avenue at 57th Street is a popular tourist attraction, largely as a result of what 1961 movie? More… Discuss

 

word: azure


 

azure

Definition: (adjective) A light purplish blue.
Synonyms: cerulean, lazuline, sapphire, sky-blue
Usage: The large silver kite gleamed against the azure expanse of sky. Discuss

 

great compositions/performances: Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 1 en fa menor Opus 2 Nº 1. Daniel Barenboim, piano


 


Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 1 en fa menor Opus 2 Nº 1. Daniel Barenboim, piano

 

From BBC : Obama seeks tax rises in budget


Obama seeks tax rises in budget http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31097854

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From BBC : The men of steel with a softer side


The men of steel with a softer side http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31057308

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From BBC : Austria sees first Pegida march


Austria sees first Pegida march http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31103221

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From VOA : US Senator Calls for Wider US Role in Campaign Against IS


http://www.voanews.com/A/2624260.html

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From BBC : US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight


US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32867220

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From France 24 : Spain’s good old corrupted parties


Spanish voters shun old parties for promise of change

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From BBC : ‘Israel row’ sinks UN nuclear talks


‘Israel row’ sinks UN nuclear talks

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32856926

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From BBC : ‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician killed


‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician killed

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32865248

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‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician killed


‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician killed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32865248

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