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  • What Does It Means To Be Canonized.(Padre Pio example)

    01/31/2007 10:02:51 AM PST · by stfassisi · 14 replies · 2,242+ views
    What Does It Means To Be Canonized. For many, even in the Church, the Catholic practice of beatifying and canonizing is an enigma. Why does the Church do it? How does the Church do it? What are the implications of being beatified, or, as is now the case of Padre Pio, canonized? General History. First it should be noted that according to the testimony of Sacred Scripture every Christian is a saint. The Greek New Testament speaks in many places of the hagios (Acts 9:32; Rom 15:25, 31; Eph 1:1; Col. 1:2; Jude 1:3 and others). The Latin Vulgate speaks...
  • St. Padre Pio During Mass

    08/22/2006 7:13:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 394+ views
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    St. Padre Pio during the Offertory of the Latin rite Mass according to the Traditional Missal.

    07/19/2006 10:40:38 AM PDT · by Youngstown · 310 replies · 5,086+ views
    IS THE NEW CATHEDRAL TO PADRE PIO IN SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO ACTUALLY A "MASONIC TEMPLE"? I have just received and am in the process of studying a special issue, #381 (March 2006), of the Italian religious magazine “CHIESA VIVA”. It is my understanding that in March 2006 this special issue was sent by the publisher/editor of “Chiesa Viva”, Dr. Monsignor Luigi Villa, to Catholic & 'catholic' priests, Bishops, Cardinals, as well as a selected group of Italian lay persons including members of the judiciary. This entire special issue deals with only one subject, that being the inauguration in July 2004...
  • Padre Pio and the Guardian Angel

    10/01/2005 6:23:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 5,802+ views
    opus angelorum ^ | 1993 | Fr. William Wagner, ORC
    Padre Pio and the Guardian Angel (The following is extracted from a spiritual letter written by Padre Pio to his spiritual daughter Raffaelina in 1914.) "Beloved daughter of the heavenly Father,May the Grace of the Divine Spirit completely possess your heart and that of all those who wish to belong to Jesus! May Jesus also reveal to you the mystery and power of His Cross, completely inebriating you. May His Virgin Mother be the very one who obtains for you the strength and courage to fight the good fight; may your good angel be for you a breastplate to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-23-05, Memorial, St. Pio of Pietrelcina

    09/23/2005 8:31:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 567+ views American Bible ^ | 09-23-05 | New American Bible
    September 23, 2005Memorial of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Psalm: Friday 41 Reading IHg 2:1-9 In the second year of King Darius,on the twenty-first day of the seventh month,the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:Tell this to the governor of Judah,Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel,and to the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak,and to the remnant of the people: Who is left among youthat saw this house in its former glory?And how do you see it now?Does it not seem like nothing in your eyes?But now take courage, Zerubbabel, says the LORD,and take courage, Joshua, high priest, son of...
  • Feast of St. Pio this FRIDAY! (Padre Pio - Pray for Texas!)

    09/21/2005 1:37:33 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 7 replies · 410+ views
    Hurricane Rita is due to make landfall at Texas late on Friday night into Saturday morning. Padre Pio, now a saint, is one of the greatest intercessors of our time. Please pray for his assistance in petitioning God for His mercy upon those who live in the path of Rita. Also, remember St. Rita, patroness of hopeless causes, much like St. Jude.
  • Vera M. Calandra, R.I.P. - Foundress of U.S. Shrine to Padre Pio

    08/28/2004 4:17:33 PM PDT · by Viva Christo Rey · 6 replies · 2,424+ views
    Vera M. Calandra, 69; built shrine to Padre Pio and promoted his cause. Vera M. Calandra, 69, formerly of Norristown, who helped promote the cause for canonization of the Italian Capuchin friar Padre Pio, died Aug. 19 of heart failure at her home in Barto, Berks County. In 1966, Mrs. Calandra gave birth to her fifth child, daughter Veramarie. The baby had severe urinary tract defects and was operated on several times by Dr. C. Everett Koop at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Koop eventually removed the child's bladder and told her parents that she could not survive. At the time,...
  • Padre Pio Aid Says Saint Accepted New Mass

    04/28/2004 9:47:49 AM PDT · by McClave · 15 replies · 614+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 4/28/04 | Michael H. Brown
    FORMER AIDE TO PADRE PIO SAYS THE SAINT HAD INCORPORATED PART OF THE NEW MASS An Italian priest who served as a liaison between the famed Capuchin St. Padre Pio and English-speaking followers says that the saint had incorporated elements of the new or "Novus Ordo" Mass into his own celebrations of the liturgy before his death in 1968 despite rumors to the contrary. The assisting priest, Padre Ermelindo Di Capua -- currently stationed in San Giovanno, Italy, where St. Pio spent nearly his entire ministry -- says the saint strictly adhered to dictates from Rome and sought information on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 9-23-03, Optional, Memorial, St Pio of Pietrelciana

    09/23/2003 6:02:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 153+ views American Bible ^ | 9-23-03 | New American Bible
    September 23, 2003Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Tuesday 41 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IEzr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20 King Darius issued an order to the officialsof West-of-Euphrates:"Let the governor and the elders of the Jewscontinue the work on that house of God;they are to rebuild it on its former site.I also issue this decreeconcerning your dealing with these elders of the Jewsin the rebuilding of that house of God:From the royal revenue, the taxes of West-of-Euphrates,let these men be repaid for their expenses, in full and without delay.I, Darius, have issued this decree;let it be...
  • Saint Padre Pio's Body Not Found in His Tomb?

    10/17/2002 8:20:03 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 33 replies · 5,069+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 2002 | Anne McGinn Cillis
    Saint Padre Pio's Body Not Found in His Tomb? by Anne McGinn Cillis An astounding piece of news has recently come to light, which very well might be the most spectacular of all the miracles attributed to the now-canonized Saint Padre Pio. [Padre Pio was canonized on June 16, 2002. His feast day is September 23.] Reportedly, an exhumation was conducted by order from the Vatican, preparatory to his Beatification in Rome on May 2, 1999, and overseen by Silvio Cardinal Oddi [+ June 23, 2001] and other required canonical witnesses. Padre Pio's tomb is encased in Italian marble weighing...
  • On This and That (Bishops new abuse policy, Catholic reaction, Padre Pio...)

    06/18/2002 7:01:06 AM PDT · by cathway · 1 replies · 104+ views | June 17, 2002 | Stephen Hand, TCR editor
    It’s been quite a week for Catholics! After an agonizing several months in which we were avalanched beyond belief with reports on the clergy sex abuse scandal, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops finally delivered its Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People which must now be reviewed and perhaps tweaked by Rome. On the whole I think the Charter is a good and fair one. It eliminates abuser priests from priestly ministry, from representing themselves as priests, from saying Masses in public, even from wearing clerical garb. Of course much of the media---including some of the...
  • Remarkable Transformation: Padre Pio

    06/16/2002 5:20:50 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 23 replies · 784+ views
    BBCi ^ | J+M+J Sunday, 16 June, 2002, 10:22 GMT 11:22 UK | Peter Gould
    Padre Pio's remarkable transformation A poster of Padre Pio in St Peter's Square By Peter Gould BBC News Online Among Roman Catholics in Italy, he is said to be second in popularity only to Pope John Paul II. For years, he has been regarded as "the people's saint" and the monastery where he prayed is a place of pilgrimage. Yet the object of this devotion is a humble monk, who for much of his life was regarded with deep suspicion by the Vatican. His name is Padre Pio, and on Sunday he officially joined the ranks of the saints. The...