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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
- St. John Paul II
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“Only one sin is nowadays severely punished: the attentive observance of the traditions of our Fathers. For that reason the good ones are thrown out of their places and brought to the desert.”
- Basil of Caesarea - ep. 243
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"One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting."
- C.S. Lewis
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“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
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Daily Archives: 11 March 2008
There has been some confusion among people who need to organize celebrations of Holy Mass using the 1962 Missale Romanum about when the Feast of St. Joseph ought to be celebrated this year, since it falls during Holy Week. I … Continue reading
Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? Today we will hear the Passion of St. Matthew, to be sung on Palm Sunday using the 1962 Missale Romanum. We hear it sung according to the traditional … Continue reading
Pope to hear confessions of Roman youth? Vatican, Mar. 10, 2008 (CWNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI will hear the confessions of several young people in St. Peter’s basilica on Good Friday, according to the Italian ANSA news service. The Vatican … Continue reading
This in from Zenit… my emphases and comments. Jesuits Affirm Obedience to Pope General Congregation Approves 5 Decrees, Declaration ROME, MARCH 9, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Obedience to the Pope and the magisterium of the Church is just one of the themes … Continue reading
A reader wants to know where one might obtain a funghellino. I don’t know why one couldn’t just use a cake or pastry stand. They seem to be about the same.
I got this question via e-mail. Edited and with my emphases: We have had the EF for five years now. From the start, the Good Friday service in the old rite has been done very strictly. All Latin, all Gregorian … Continue reading
Stuff that is interesting to me. ‘Exceptional’ Roman ruins found at WansfordAN "EXCEPTIONAL" ancient Roman site has been discovered in woodland near Peterborough. Despite numerous digs and excavations across the region over the past two centuries, the huge site, … Continue reading
This just in… to which WDTPRS reponds, "Duh!" Vatican, Mar. 10, 2008 (CWNews.com) – Despite the disappointment expressed by some Jewish leaders at the revised text of a Good Friday prayer, Pope Benedict XVI does not plan to make any … Continue reading
From CWN… a look at what the media did about the "news seven sins" The Forum: Not "new sins" but an old media blind spot by Phil Lawlerspecial to CWNews.com Mar. 10, 2008 (CWNews.com) – When he finished his interview … Continue reading
I am sure you recall that the CDF issued a note about the invalidity of baptisms where the sacramental form was changed to a non-Trinitarian version. This was sparked by what was going on in Brisbane, Australia, where priests were … Continue reading