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Article and Readings for the Ascension of Our Lord ..(Readings not in our current cycle) ... Article
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17th May – Pope Francis met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, days after the Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty, drawing Israeli anger.
The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.
17th May - When Declan Donnelly — better known as the shorter half of Ant and Dec — ties the knot this summer, it will be but Dermott, Declan’s older brother and Roman Catholic priest who will preside over the wedding.
For had life dealt a different hand to each of them, there is every chance that these siblings could have been standing on opposite sides of the altar: Declan the priest, Dermott the showbusiness star.
17 thMay -As you can imagine, there's no shortage of fine choral music to celebrate the feast of Our Lord's Ascension says music historian Monsignor Philip Whitmore. He suggests we listen to a piece of 20th century organ music written as an extended meditation and an uplifting motet for double choir by English composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. . . . .
Listen to this musical meditation presented by Monsignor Philip Whitmore:
'Et Resurrexit Tertia Die' :Bach's joyful exuberance. A Musical Meditation on the First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary.
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