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Pope Francis recites the Rosary ľ POLL [Catholic Caucus]
WDTPRS ^ | May 4, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 05/04/2013 1:47:08 PM PDT by NYer

POLL BELOW

The Holy Father is, as I type, at Santa Maria Maggiore for recitation of the Most Holy Rosary.

Do you say the Rosary?

Some shots from the live feed.

In Italy it is customary to end the Rosary with recitation of the Litany of Loreto.

Some will prefer that Francis use a stole or a cope. But in the past Popes have some times used them, sometimes not.

Now for the poll. Anyone can use the poll, but only those who have registered (and whom I have approved) can comment. I cannot tell who you are or how individuals “vote”.

I say part or all of the Rosary (privately or with others)

Total Voters: 963



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Prayer
KEYWORDS: pope; rosary

1 posted on 05/04/2013 1:47:08 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

      This icon, known as Salus Populi Romani,
       is said to have been painted by St Luke.

     After praying for understanding, Paul made a vow  
    
before the icon of Mary to promote the memory
     of the Passion of Jesus and to work to gather
     companions for this purpose.

     Thus  today,  we  are  blessed  to  have  the
     Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ -
      The Passionists.


EWTN will re-air this special at 7 pm ET.

2 posted on 05/04/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

A great pope!

3 posted on 05/04/2013 1:54:20 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: NYer

I would expect readers of Fr. Z’s Blog to hit the daily column pretty hard (I did). Wonder what a poll of mainstream cafeteria Catholics would like like.


4 posted on 05/04/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: NYer

Every week day, alone, driving to work. On weekends, my life is not predictable enough to sustain a habit.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 2:01:46 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: steve86
Wonder what a poll of mainstream cafeteria Catholics would like like.

Pray the what ....???

Those of us who do pray the rosary should include them in our daily prayers. God answers all prayers! Just look at how all those prayers for Russia worked. We need to pray now for our own country and especially, the "lukewarm, cafeteria and lapsed" catholics.

6 posted on 05/04/2013 2:01:50 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer
Yes, we should pray for them and own own country and especially the "young" (anyone under 50-60? LOL) who wasn't necessarily catechized properly. This applies to me personally and is still an "in process" thing to get it done.

I know you are or have been associated with religious education in your Maronite parish...I have mentioned that own two girls attend RE in the local NO parish. My observation over the past six or seven years has been that the quality of instruction regarding prayerful worship has been quite good -- they do learn the Rosary and many other traditional prayers -- get tested by the "prayer mother" and get refresher sessions during the next year of instruction. I would like to see a little more emphasis on good vs. evil, sin, heaven vs. hell and existential choices for your soul -- might have to stop by the local Southern Baptist church for that LOL we already do for Vacation Bible School. Overall, though, the catechism (now in middle school) has been very acceptable to me.

BTW, we are still planning to show up at the Maronite parish in Portland, OR, sometime this summer. I'll contact you for last minute mini-instruction in the liturgy before leaving.

7 posted on 05/04/2013 2:22:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: NYer

I don’t particularly like the poll about giving up meat for the entire year. I think it is more meaningful if we do it during Lent like we do. The “no meat” on Friday was to help the fisherman back in the day. Perhaps we help them during Lent like we have been.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 2:31:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
I don’t particularly like the poll about giving up meat for the entire year.

I must have missed that one. Actually, given current societal trends, where's the sacrifice in that for Vegans?

9 posted on 05/04/2013 2:48:28 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: annalex
On weekends, my life is not predictable enough to sustain a habit.

I keep a rosary under my pillow and pray it when I go to bed. Oftentimes I drift off before it is completed. Someone once assured me that when that happens, our guardian angel picks up where we left off.

10 posted on 05/04/2013 2:51:22 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer
There is a shorter prayer that more easily becomes constantly on the lips: the Jesus Prayer.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

Athonian monks learn to repeat it as they breathe.

11 posted on 05/04/2013 2:59:06 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: steve86
especially the "young" (anyone under 50-60? LOL) who wasn't necessarily catechized properly. This applies to me personally and is still an "in process" thing to get it done.

:- ) I like your sense of humor!

BTW, we are still planning to show up at the Maronite parish in Portland, OR, sometime this summer. I'll contact you for last minute mini-instruction in the liturgy before leaving.

Look forward to hearing from you. BTW, on May 18, our bishop will lead a Pontifical Dedication and Consecration of the (former) 170 y/o Methodist/Episcopal Church we acquired and restored. I recall watching a similar ceremony led by (then) Archbishop Raymond Burke at St. Mary's Oratory in LaCrosse, WI. The bishop knocks 3 times on the front doors of the church. Once admitted, he will anoint the 4 walls (ceramic crosses will be placed over each) and red ribbon is draped around the interior of the entire church. The altar and holy articles are also anointed at that time. This process began in 2005! The beautiful aspect, though, is that EVERY parishioner has participated in one way or another ... it is the work of the Many, not the few.

Over the past several years, the organ found inside the church, has undergone a restoration process. As it turns out, because the church was boarded up for 50 years, the restored organ is considered a diamond mine. It is already attracting the attention of serious organists and it has been suggested that we should consider renting out the space for organ recitals.

Meanwhile, only 3 blocks away, an iconic Catholic Church, that dates from the same period, is being demolished. Crowds gather around the gates each day to watch in stunned amazement the end of an era.

Since this picture was taken, all that now remains is the tower.

When you have the time, take a few minutes to review these photographs from the Final Mass celebrated at our parish in Troy. Like Moses leading the Israelites, our pastor, holding the monstrance aloft, led us to our new home in Watervliet. It is an amazing story of personal sacrifice, determination and prayers blessed by God. Enjoy!

Relocation of St. Ann Maronite Catholic Church from Troy to Watervliet, NY.

12 posted on 05/04/2013 3:34:27 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

At the suggestion of a Freeper, I upped my daily rosary to two a day. But I have the time and I realize that not everyone does.

However, prayer, whatever kind you say, is what will save this country and the billions of people world wide who suffer under their government. If you only have a moment, try asking God for His blessings.


13 posted on 05/04/2013 3:42:53 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: NYer

I say the rosary often...wish I had the discipline to be able to say I say it daily. I say the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily...I’ve really learned to love that prayer.


14 posted on 05/04/2013 4:09:58 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: napscoordinator
The “no meat” on Friday was to help the fisherman back in the day.

Nonsense. That's an all too common conclusion reached by the poorly catechized.

CHAPTER II : DAYS OF PENANCE

Can. 1249 All Christ's faithful are obliged by divine law, each in his or her own way, to do penance. However, so that all may be joined together in a certain common practice of penance, days of penance are prescribed. On these days the faithful are in a special manner to devote themselves to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity, and to deny themselves, by fulfilling their obligations more faithfully and especially by observing the fast and abstinence which the following canons prescribe.

Can. 1250 The days and times of penance for the universal Church are each Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent.

Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.(emphasis added for your edification)

Can. 1252 The law of abstinence binds those who have completed their fourteenth year. The law of fasting binds those who have attained their majority, until the beginning of their sixtieth year. Pastors of souls and parents are to ensure that even those who by reason of their age are not bound by the law of fasting and abstinence, are taught the true meaning of penance.

Can. 1253 The Episcopal Conference can determine more particular ways in which fasting and abstinence are to be observed. In place of abstinence or fasting it can substitute, in whole or in part, other forms of penance, especially works of charity and exercises of piety.

15 posted on 05/04/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: NYer

One of our girls and I spent at least 35 minutes looking at those photos. Very nicely documented! How encouraging that a new home - albeit one that required some TLC — was available to you only 3 blocks away! The visually prominent ceiling beams and pipe organ in the new church might take some getting used to — The parishioners can be excused for glancing around frequently during the initial Masses!


16 posted on 05/04/2013 7:32:56 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: annalex

I try to save the prayer, “Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls”, many times daily. I add “Joseph” after Mary. It’s a powerful aspiration given to the Servant of God Sister Consolata Betrone.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 8:14:24 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: NYer
Lately I've started praying the Rosary at least once every day.

(Sometimes and in some places, you don't even need to use your Rosary beads, if you have all ten fingers/thumbs, or a good memory to keep track of the count.)

I was watching the Pope leading that Rosary, and a thought crossed my mind that we all may have to start learning a little Italian!    :-)

18 posted on 05/05/2013 6:37:21 AM PDT by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: MDLION
“Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls”

Very good. I'll say it. Thank you.

19 posted on 05/05/2013 2:17:46 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Heart-Rest
or a good memory to keep track of the count

I seem to get into some kind of a feedback loop around 6-7 and suspect I repeat the 6th and 7th two or three times. Oh well, the more the merrier.

20 posted on 05/05/2013 2:21:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: MDLION
Added here also with Joseph. Thanks.
21 posted on 05/05/2013 2:23:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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