Monday, March 27, 2017

Program of Contrasts: Francis in Milan -- Benedict's Prayerful Dialog in Rome

(Rome) The pictures of the last 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation, which show Pope Francis before the Most Blessed Sacrament exposed for him in the Winter Choir (Coro Jemale) of the Cathedral of Milan, sitting without taking off his Pileolus, without prayer, have caused Catholics to show disappointment and horror.

Eucharistic worship is the highest expression of the awesome glorification of God. It happens in every Holy Mass. The Church is also aware of the solemn exposition of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. At the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus' Friday, June 11, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI ended his Year of the Priest. On the evening before, a prayer vigil with Eucharistic worship took place on St. Peter's Square. Benedict XVI had dedicated the entire year to the priesthood, presented the priest of Ars, John Maria Vianney, as a model to every priest. The Pope also introduced the Eucharistic Adoration and the promotion of the Eucharistic Adoration with the spiritual reflections of the French priest. The central aspect of faith is reverence of the saint, in a very special way before the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The images of 10 June 2010 form a contrasting program for believing people. The worshiping dialogue between the Pope and the Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.



Anonymous said...

It's amazing how the knees can bend once you believe in the Real Presence. His Humbleness's knees never bend at Mass or at Adoration.

wilderness of pain said...

But they could bend to prayed over by Argentine evangelicals and
Fr Cantelemassa.

At my dear father's funeral mass, several of my non Catholic coworkers and friends attended. Harold and Gretchen said we dont know what to do
at a Catholic service.

I told them Catholics believe jesus Christ is truly and substantially present after the consecration and kneel when in the Real Presence of the creator of the universe.

At that moment if you feel His Presence
you must kneel and acknowledge the King of Kings. They knelt.

Dad died two years ago and they will received into Catholic faith, like my father was, during Easter vigil.

Dont tell me lay people dont know how to evagelize or only since V2.

We do and we learned it from sainlty converts like my father who came into Catholic church in 1953.

wilderness of pain said...

On a side note...

Has anyone hear the slogan passed around on Catholic radio...

Regarding so-called New Evangization
the radio host comments regarding
modern Catholics that have been
"Sacramentalized but not evangelized"

Perhaps, I guess I get his point that we all can do a better of witnessing the Gospel message but is seems to lessen the power of the Holy Sacraments.

Thoughts from those here?
I am I wrong or does my Catholic nose
smell something bad.

My truest feeling people arent evangelizing because people have been catechized for 40-50 yrs in mant diocese. The social warrior type of bps and priests are looking to build a better more utopian world of'unity' than teach the Gsopel message of Jesus' life death and resurection.

L'il help w your opinions.

susan said...

what a beautiful beautifully put. thanks for this....I will remember it.