God Bless You Always,
Tom & Susan Melillo
In a strange legal battle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s body has been in New York. The Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where he was originally ordained has been fighting to have his body returned. He was born in El Paso, Texas.
The Peoria Diocese has spearheaded a campaign for sainthood for Sheen, who became renowned as television’s first televangelist. In fact his Saturday night show in the 50’s at one time aired opposite Milton Berle and Frank Sinatra…..and he bested them both!
In the sainthood process, a custom of the canonization comes into play: the remains of a saint get buried at the site of where the sainthood petition began — in this case, Peoria. Sheen’s remains would be interred in a marble crypt to be built near the altar at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, where hewas ordained as a priest.
Sheen, who died at age 84 in 1979, is buried in the crypt under the sanctuary at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.
Although Pope Francis has declared that the Year of Mercy will end November 20, 2016, some dioceses in various countries are closing their Holy Doors before that….this weekend, in fact.
You don’t want miss this unique opportunity for Catholics to obtain a plenary indulgence (provided other criteria are met)
Click here for a list of Holy Doors around the world.
You could view Michelangelo’s stunning frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, sure. Or, you could see replicas of those works of art at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition makes its first stop in the United States in Dallas on Sept. 30, the opening day of the State Fair. The exhibit will run through October 23, the end of the Fair; however, it may be extended on through December.
Admission is in addition to the State Fair admission, and is $8 per adult. General Admission to the exhibition is $8; children 6 and under are admitted for free. Cheaper than the airfare to Rome.
VIP tickets are $35 and include a guided audio tour from 7-9 p.m., champagne and access to the balcony for fireworks viewing,
New entry requirements for those flying to or through Canada go in to effect on Sept 30, 2016. New entry requirement: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
Those traveling by land or sea are not required to have this form.
Pope Francis has announced the WYD 2019 will be held in Panama.
Tom & Susan Melillo
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Prayer for the Intercession of
Saint John Paul II
O Blessed Trinity, we thank you
For having graced the Church with
Saint John Paul II and for allowing
The tenderness of your fatherly care,
The glory of the Cross of Christ
And the splendor of the Spirit of love
To shine through him.
Trusting fully in your infinite mercy
And in the maternal intercession of Mary,
He has given us a living image of
Jesus the Good Shepherd.
He has shown us that holiness
Is the necessary measure of ordinary
Christian life and is the way of
Achieving eternal communion with you.
Grant us, by his intercession,
And according to your will,
The graces we implore …
Especially (State your Intention Here)
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
This Prayer Works … Trust Me (Susan)
With terrorism concerns everywhere, it is often easy to over-react. Many cruise lines have now cancelled their port calls in Istanbul…..one of the world’s most exotic cities. We feel this is un-necessary, as incidents can happen anywhere. In fact, the Paris bombing claimed more victims than Istanbul, yet we don’t see large flight cancellations to Paris.
We applaud Holland America for not following suit and continuing to offer this great port of call. Holland America’s Eurodam is due to spend the night of July 22; and that port of call is still on the books, according to the line. In a statement, the line said: “Holland America Line is closely monitoring the situation in Turkey. The company analyzes information regarding safety and security from many sources, which includes liaising with government intelligence agencies and on-the-ground port security assessments. We are assessing our upcoming scheduled visits to Istanbul. Should any decisions be made regarding itinerary changes, it will be closer to the scheduled call date and communicated with booked guests and their travel agents. The safety of our guests and crew is our top priority.”
And remember, Holland America has a Catholic priest on every cruise.
At what would later become the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in San Nicholas, Argentina, a woman reported receiving many messages from the Blessed Mother. The apparitions began in Autumn of 1983 and continued through February of 1990. On May 22, 2016, the local Bishop gave official approval of the apparitions as “worthy of belief”
Here is his pronouncement:
Dear Brother Bishops:
Twelve years as pastor in San Nicolas and having followed this Marian event with faith and responsibility, I know from the beginning have grown in the decision to admit to my diocese.
I worked in consultation with experts and witnesses and aware that the duty to monitor or intervene rests primarily with the local ordinary, I assume, as the bishops who preceded me, the decision to support, guide and testify about this event in San Nicolas.
I judged the fact according to two criteria: Positives and negatives and in both cases there were no errors.
I discerned on three specific criteria, namely:
Event Is naturally occurring? Can it be work of the enemy? Is it supernatural origin? And the answers to these questions left me sure that it is the real and positive fruit exceeding mere human action.
On the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy of the pilgrims from the Diocese, I announce this valid decision for the flock which I guide and accompany with it the presentation of a book entitled “SPIRITUAL SCHOOL OF SANTA MARIA DEL ROSARIO DE SAN NICOLAS” highlighting the most important teachings in the messages she gives us for our commitment to everything he tells us because he is the culmination of revelation.
I promulgated it this Sunday, May 22 at the Mass for pilgrims from the Marian Shrine and celebrating this jubilee on the seventh anniversary of his coronation.
On those assertions, AND AS DIOCESAN BISHOP ENTITLED TO THIS KIND OF STATEMENT; MOTIVATED BY A SENSE OF AWARENESS FAIR DECREE WITH MORAL CERTAINTY, GOOD INTENT AND HOPE; FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENTS OF INSIGHT SUGGESTED BY THE HOLY SEE; SEEKING GREATER GLORY AND THE SAKE OF OUR CHURCH; CALLING ON THE NAME OF GOD ALMIGHTY FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT, THE NAME OF MARY OF THE ROSARY OF SAN NICOLAS, IS YOUR HUSBAND SAN JOSE, ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPERNATURAL CHARACTER OF HAPPY EVENTS WITH GOD THROUGH HIS FAVORITE DAUGHTER JESUS ??THROUGH HIS MOTHER MARY, THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH HIS LOVELY WIFE, WANTED TO MANIFEST HERELF LOVINGLY IN OUR DIOCESE
FINALLY AND HOW THE HOLY MOTHER HAS TO HEAVEN ON BEHALF OF ALL THE DIOCESE, THAT IS IT, BY THE EVER QUEEN AND LADY OF SAN NICOLAS DE ARROYOS
On the 22nd day of the month of may of 2016
OBISPO MONSEÑOR HÉCTOR SABATINO CARDELLI
(TRANSLATION BY MiracleHunter.com)