Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As part of my job in bringing you the latest Catholic news on Perspectives Daily, I come across many interesting stories on a daily basis. Some of them I'll cover on my show and the others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This weekly column is where I’ll point out some of the more interesting news pieces, stories, or videos that I've come across over the past few days! Enjoy!
This week we celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the canonization of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This amazing saint was known for her love and service of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Always seen with a smile on her face, what most people don't know was that she lived for a long time with a darkness in her heart, a heaviness that was intensified by a feeling of abandonment by Jesus. I used a portion of this interview with the postulator for her sainthood cause, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, earlier this week on Perspectives Daily. I share the entire interview with you now as it's worth watching in its entirety to better understand the saint.
Since we are on the topic of saints, do you know what St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Philip Neri, and St. Teresa of Ávila all have in common other than a love for Christ and the gospels? Well, Aleteia published a great article this week that will give you the answer. You can read about it here.
So, apparently, the incorrupt body of St. Joseph is just waiting to be found buried somewhere in Bethlehem. This, according to the the old, forgotten visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, a German mystic, stigmatist, and one of the greatest visionaries in the history of the Church. You can read about it here on ChurchPop.
Now, with all this talk about saints, I thought I might share this oldie but a goodie about how saints are "made".
On a lighter note, I came across this very funny music video produced by Igniter Media that shares some great marriage advice presented in an 80's love ballad style à la Air Supply.
And finally tonight I leave you with this thought: With all the heartbreak, division, anger, and mud-slinging that is still dominating the news about the Catholic Church, the abuse scandal, and all the "fighting in the sacristy," so to say, it helps to remember that despite all that, God will make something good out of all this chaos. Carrie Underwood couldn't have said it better... "How Great Thou Art".
Well, that's all that I have for you this Friday afternoon. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you. Be sure to check back with us next Friday for more.
Also, be sure to catch all the latest Catholic news and stories from around the world on Perspectives Daily. The show airs on the network Monday to Friday at 7pm ET or you can catch the latest episodes online here.
We'll see you next week.