Daily Archives: 1 March 2006

More on Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong

If anyone thought that newly nominated Card. Zen, Bishop of Hong Kong, was going to be less outspoken, here is his latest.
From an AP story:
"Hong Kong’s newly appointed cardinal said Tuesday that China’s communist government needs to overcome "old prejudices" … Continue reading

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Lost in the mail?

So, here we are at Lent again.  Some forty days from now Lent will come to an end.  I can hardly wait to read the official greetings and well wishes from different Islamic communities for our conclusion of the holy … Continue reading

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Is the Pope no longer Patriarch of the West?

An article by Luigi Accattoli in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera reports a change in the Holy See’s official year book for 2006 the Annuario Pontificio.  Among the various titles attributed to the Pope, one has been dropped: Patriarch … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Today’s Collect is an ancient prayer and it is in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost and also among the prayers for the 4th day of the 4th month, which more than likely involved the traditional fast of … Continue reading

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