9.9
Pope says empty convents and monasteries should house refugees

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Monastery hotel

Recently Pope Francis has said that every parish should take in a refugee family. Way back in 2013 he was already saying that empty convents and monasteries should not be turned into hotels because they do not belong to the Church but to Christ. And, since refugees are the “flesh of Christ,” refugees should be allowed to live in them. Read his full remarks in Whispers in the Loggia here: Pope says empty convents and monasteries should house refugees

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8.21
TCC Playlist: Be God’s by Danielle Rose

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James Foley

“Where there is injustice be God’s justice.”

At 17, Danielle Rose traveled to India to volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. This experience gave her a desire to help alleviate the spiritual poverty of the United States through her music. In 2004, she received the blessing of Pope John Paul II. As we remember the life of Catholic journalist James Foley, killed by terrorists in Syria, who embodied the Marquette University motto to “Be the difference,” we recommend Danielle Rose’s song, “Be God’s.” Listen after the jump:

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10.12
Misc: Communion on the Hand

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First Communion Some Roman Catholics receive Communion on the hand, others on the tongue. Both are valid and acceptable forms of receiving the Eucharist, and many Catholics have reasons for preferring one over the other. Our own Melissa Musick writes in Celebration, the liturgical resource of The National Catholic Reporter, about why she prefers to receive Communion on the hand. “This is what I see: hands everywhere, doing the works of mercy.” Read her reflection after the jump:

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