Papal Documents - - Te Deum for the End of Year
Pope John Paul II
In his homily on Friday evening, 31 December 1999 in St Peter's Basilica, during the celebration of First Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and of the Te Deum for the end of year, the Holy Father asked the faithful taking part to "thankGod for all that has happened this year, this century and this millennium".
Papal Documents - - Symeon the New Theologian
Pope Benedict XVI
At the General Audience on 16 September 2009, in the Paul VI Audience Hall, the Holy Father commented on Symeon, an Eastern monk known as the "New Theologian" who lived in the 10th century.
there was something chilling about hearing a key Hillary insider tell a network host that a poll the Clinton camp didn't like "shouldn't be on your show"
Her campaign has been clearly playing to the deep seated stereotype that some white people harborof Blacks as natural born criminals and drug dealers
by Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Back in the 92 race, Clinton pollsters devised strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal. Fifteen years later, her campaign is devising strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal. The public still has no idea of what part of her is stage-managed and focus-grouped, and what part is legit. Its pretty pathetic, at this stage of her career, that she has to wage a major offensive, by helicopter and Web testimonials, to make herself appear warm-blooded
Jim ministered in five Parishes in Bunbury (Albany, Nannup, Boyup Brook and Manjimup) and when Bishop Goody became Archbishop of Perth, Jim followed him and became a Priest in the Archdiocese of Perth.
Jim's neice Moira concluded, �His empathy and kindness will be his legacy.
Proud of his medals, especially his MBE (member of the British Empire) and the recognition given to him by the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II,�Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice�(declaration of Honour), Emeritus Archbishop Hickey said it was Jim's spirituality and devotion to the people that drew him to Australia when he came to the end of his chaplaincy.
Bishop Goody who was Bishop of Bunbury, later Archbishop of Perth, met Jim in Europe, in Germany when Jim was coming to the end of his chaplaincy years and invited him to Bunbury.
He was best known was spiritual direction and retreats and he especially loved his time at the Order's retreat centre, Aylesford, in Kent, UK.
He became Chaplain for Her Majesty's Forces and went to Korea and Malaya, now Malaysia, where he worked alongside stretcher bearers on the frontline assisting the injured and attending to the dying.
In 1962-70 he taught at St Aloysius' College, Milsons Point, where he directed a variety of organisations in and outside of the school, such as the Apostleship of Prayer, Eucharistic Crusade, Sodality of Our Lady, Pioneer Total Abstinence Association and the St Vincent de Paul Conference.
After one year he moved to a different seminary in Lithuania but before long he was forced to flee with his mother, sister and two brothers to a refugee camp in northern Germany.
At the time most seminaries had been closed due to the war but on his third day at the camp a man approached him because of his collar and asked him if he was a priest.
He retained his extraordinary memory until his death at 93, and is buried in the old Penola cemetery according to his wishes, facing in the direction of the adjoining Cameron property where Mary MacKillop worked when she first came to Penola.
For three brief periods he was assigned to St Ignatius' College, Riverview.
Upon returning to Australia in 1995, Paul continued his work as Postulator for Mary MacKillop in tandem with his role as chaplain for visitors to Mary MacKillop Place at North Sydney, then as chaplain to the Mary MacKillop Centre in Penola, SA (from 1999).
The family remained at the refugee camp but later were transferred to another camp in Germany run by the Americans and were sponsored by an aunty living in America to join her in Brooklyn.
After studying philosophy and German at the Bavarian seminary, Joseph and other Lithuanian seminarians were sent to Italy to complete their studies.