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  • AndyP/Doria2
    June 7, 2012 Reply

    Amen and Ahhmen.

  • Delene
    June 7, 2012 Reply

    thank you for coming to the Congress. I hope I get to meet you 🙂

  • Peter & Claire Brockmann
    June 7, 2012 Reply

    Have a safe trip, your Eminence.

  • Blythe Kaufman
    June 8, 2012 Reply

    Dear Cardinal Dolan,
    I trust in the words I heard yesterday during Mass “God, whose providence never fails in its designs”. The Lord has brought me through twists and turns to you Cardinal Dolan. Just over a year ago on April 11 2011 we began a children’s rosary in West Hartford, CT. We celebrated our One year anniversary on Divine Mercy Sunday 2012 by dedicating this upcoming year to renewal of family prayer. To this end we have been giving out Read Aloud Children’s Bibles and handmade bookmarks. An inspiration came that as Jesus sent the apostles out two by two we should pray to a Saint to choose a family to lead in their spiritual journey. A nine day novena was said individually for each Saint. On each Bible and each bookmark was written a Saint. A novena to the Holy Spirit was also said to inspire the pairing. The first bookmark we randomly chose was for the Holy Father. The Saint to choose him was, St. Charles Lwanga, a martyr from Uganda who is one of the patron saints of young people. To date over 250 novenas have been said to different saints. One hundred and sixty-six Bibles have been given out. Next week 25 more will be given out to the 5th grade class at St. Thomas Apostle School in West Hartford. As each Bible is given out we ask the family to say a novena to a new Saint so that we can continue to give out Bibles with Saints to help each family. We also began having weekly Masses said for renewal of family prayer. During the month of May we wrote a letter to the Holy Father telling him of the daily rosaries and novenas being said for Him and our work to renew family prayer. We collected three pages of signatures expressing to His Holiness our Love and support of him. This letter was completed with signatures last Friday June 1st. It was that evening when I came across the Holy Father’s General Intention for the month of May which was: the Family. That initiatives which defend and uphold the role of the family be promoted within society.
    Cardinal Dolan the children’s rosary would like to humbly ask if you would give our letter and bookmark to the Holy Father. There is a joy that comes when you see fruits of prayers you have said. As I have experienced this joy as families come back and tell us how they have begun to pray again in their families the Holy Spirit seemed to be pulling me to let the Holy Father know of this work.
    Just before beginning this note to you, Cardinal Dolan, I randomly chose a bookmark for you. It was made by family with 6 children. On the front a child has written “Thou hast given the bread from heaven having within it all sweetness” . After selecting this bookmark for you I read that you are currently at the Eucharistic Congress. The saint written on the bookmark chosen for you was St. Mark the Evangelist. I hope to find a way to send you this bookmark and hopefully our letter for the Holy Father. The children’s rosary will meet this Sunday morning and will remember you in a special way in our prayers. We are excited because a young man will be translating our rosary into sign language. This is a wonderful addition as many of the children in the group have disabilities.
    We recently also started a blog for the children’s rosary http://www.childrensrosary.blogspot.com
    Close to 5,000 people have visited our site from 80 countries. We now average 100 people a day on the site. I do not know how these people from across the globe find us but I trust that our legion of Saints who have been invited to join our children’s rosary have helped as well as Our Lord and His Blessed Mother. The intention to which we have been praying I will attach below. I thank you Cardinal Dolan for your time in reading this letter. I can be reached at http://www.blythe.kaufman@gmail.com
    God Bless!
    Blythe Kaufman and the Children’s Rosary

    MAY THE CHILDREN’S ROSARY, THEIR FAMILIES, THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHILDREN’S ROSARY INCLUDING OUR PRIESTS, OUR BISHOP AND OUR HOLY FATHER THE POPE BE THE EXTENDED HANDS OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER AND HER SON. MAY WE GATHER A GREAT MANY SOULS ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE LORD. MAY WE EXPERIENCE RENEWAL OF FAMILY PRAYER AND SPREAD IT ACROSS THE GLOBE. IN A SPECIAL WAY WE ASK EACH SAINT TO CHOOSE AN INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY OR A PRIEST, ASSOCIATED WITH OUR CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP TO LEAD IN THEIR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. DEAR SAINT PRAY FOR OUR EXTENDED GROUP THAT WE MAY EMBODY THE VIRTUES YOU EXEMPLIFIED HERE ON EARTH.
    To become a member of the children’s rosary one only has to tell the Lord in their heart of their desire to be a part of our group. You will then be included in all the novenas being said and all of the rosaries being prayed daily.

  • barbara pepe
    June 9, 2012 Reply

    Cardinal Dolan,Thank you for your caring and love for the church

  • joshua
    June 9, 2012 Reply

    Dear Cardinal Dolan,

    Thank you for helping us to understand, and thank you for praying for us. May God Bless you and bring you back safely to us.

  • Thomas
    June 11, 2012 Reply

    The Church in Ireland is in a state of collapse. You would think that the Church in Ireland would get the message. I tuned into the Eucharistic Congress expecting to see a reverent expression of real, Catholic devotion. What do I see: a bunch of old to middle aged priests wearing silly hats (during Mass) trying to act as little as priests as possible. Do I see reverant preperation for Mass? No. Is the rosary said? No. Are beautiful, doctrinally sound Catholic hymns sung? No. I see nuns in pants and jewelry and laity bringing up rocks and putting them in a pile (very 1970 by the way). I see rock choirs and “gospel” choirs”. I saw laity walking around with consecrated hosts in their hands looking for a chalice to “dip it in” themselves. It was very unlike the 1932 Congress. Look at the solemnity in 1932 and the 1 million people dropping to their knees in the mud before our Lord. Fast forward to 2012 to a half empty stadium filled with middled aged people who were slopply dressed and never once bothered to kneel AT ALL before Our Lord in the the MBS. This is the improvment of Vatican II? You bishops and priest just don’t get it…….be Catholic, stop trying to be an opening act of a caberet show and say the Mass with some reverence.

  • Sharon
    June 14, 2012 Reply

    Do any of the sessions of the Eucharistic Congress provide any catechesis on the Mass and the Real Presence?

  • Esther Greene
    June 23, 2012 Reply

    Dear Cardinal Dolan,

    I’m a consecrated laywoman, who has taken Vows to the Lord. I’m both hurt, and appalled, at your treatment of our Archbishops’ rebuttal of your report to the Vatican regarding our historic Irish College in Rome. It seems that the reputations of its four priest leaders have been damaged with no opportunity for them to defend themselves. You have our Blood running in your veins but that doesn’t matter, I presume, if it threatens to cancel out your ambitions. You’re not welcome here and I suggest you stick to your seat in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and bask happily in the adulation of your fans. Also, I humbly suggest that YOU pray for True Humility and stop preaching to us Irish, because it’s a waste of your time. Blessings, Esther (and my name implies the defence of her Nation by the Biblical Esther).

  • Gabrielle BIJOUX Amber Jewellery Dublin
    July 1, 2012 Reply

    Praise The Lord.

 

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