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September 30, 2007

John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy

Filed under: Audio and Video,Divine Mercy — Fr. John Larson @ 7:08 pm

Some information in this video:

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Bad News

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 12:28 am

If you know where to look, you can find news on some awful things going on around the world. The Myanmar situation is the tip of the iceberg. For instance, there has been a war in Sri Lanka since 1983. 1983! Imagine living in a war zone for 24 years, and the fighting continues. Did you know there is a war there?

Fortunately, we are called to walk by faith and not by sight. God’s providence is at work in the world. Sometimes it is more difficult to see and sometimes it is much easier. Our hope should be centered in God–He is in control. Keep praying, especially for peace.

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September 26, 2007

Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 2:23 pm

A little video on the Eucharistic Apostles:

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September 24, 2007

What about the Congo?

Filed under: default — Fr. John Larson @ 2:56 am

There is such awful news about what is going on the Congo, but the US media does not seem very interested.

It’s not important enough? It’s not going to boost ratings?

It’s definitely something to pray about. Lord, bless the refugees.

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September 22, 2007

Testimony Video On-line

Filed under: Audio and Video,Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 7:16 pm

The original testimony video of Fr. Don Calloway is available online as a free download. This is the video made before No Turning Back and shot in Medjugorje. The site tells Catholic youth with a video IPod to download the MP4 version and show it to their friends on the IPod.

If you get a cheap “MP4” player (something like this), and then download the Windows Media Player format video and convert it (with provided software) to a format that works on the “MP4” player. The ironic thing about these players is that the software only works with a PC and normally can’t handle the MP4 (Mac-based) format, but can work with WMV. Of course, there is always a way to convert a video file if you know what you’re doing.

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September 21, 2007

How a Recording’s Status Can Change

Filed under: Audio and Video,Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 2:23 am

I purchased an LP called This is the Mass. Although there is no copyright date, it was clearly produced before Vatican II. Here is the original cover:

Original Cover

Here is what the cover could have been changed to if the album had been re-released in the 1970s:

Used to Be Altered Cover

Now, thanks to the new Motu Proprio, the album could be released with this cover:

Extraordinary Form Cover

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A Severe Mercy

Filed under: Audio and Video — Fr. John Larson @ 12:40 am

It’s going to be made into a movie…

I read the book years back for a Philosophy of Love class and found it to be probably the best book I had to read for any class (except of course Sacred Scripture) and a true classic, but I never thought about anyone producing a movie from it.

Yet, I can see it being a great movie, but the acting would have to be top-noch, and the script also. It would be easy to destroy the beauty of the story with poor acting, directing, etc.

I would definitely recommend the book. We shall have to see about the movie. I’ll say some prayers that it turns out bellissima.

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September 19, 2007

Watching the Beatification

Filed under: Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 11:31 pm

After a big Mass celebrating the beatification of Bl. Stanislaus Papczynski, we showed a tape of the beatification Mass from Lichen, Poland, in Memorial Hall of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.

Watching the Video

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September 16, 2007

Founder of the Marians Beatified

Filed under: Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 1:27 pm

Bl. Stanislaus Papczynski
I was able to watch the beatificaiton live on TV Polonia here in Stockbridge. A number of familiar faces were shown, including the rector of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Fr. Anthony Gramlich.

Listen to Fr. Joe Roesch talk about Bl. Stanislaus Papczynski on Vatican Radio.

The website of Bl. Stanislaus Papczynski just changed to reflect his new status.

Here’s an article with lots of details on the beatification.

There are now 4 Blessed Marians. Praise the Lord!

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September 14, 2007

Many Marians are Off to Poland

Filed under: Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 1:15 am

Although I’m staying in the USA at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, there will be a very large gathering of Marians in Lichen, Poland, on September 16. Our Founder, Fr. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczynski, is being beatified!

Further information:
http://stanislawpapczynski.org/en/beatification/lichen.php

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September 2, 2007

Cooking Show — a Priest Cooks

Filed under: Audio and Video,Catholic News — Fr. John Larson @ 6:54 pm

The sample videos for the show “Grace Before Meals” shows some promise. Can a priest help a family by cooking in their house? If he’s a good cook, I guess so. This show has a light-hearted approach, but also a serious message.

Grace Before Meals

I still remember Lino Ruli’s “Generation Cross” cooking segment (Lino cooking with a priest), called “Burnt Offerings.” It was one of his funniest segments in the show’s run.

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