Daily Archives: 8 April 2009

An interesting update on Fr. Foster

My friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus has an interesting post about the famous Latinist of the Holy See, Fr. Reginald Foster.  Fr. Foster has been ill for a very long time, and his condition was at times quite grave.
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CNA: Card Castrillon denies he has been asked to step down

From CNA.
Cardinal Castrillon denies he has been asked to step down
Vatican City, Apr 8, 2009 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Responding to reports in the media, the president of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, said that he … Continue reading

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WWII Chaplain, 1st Priest to Get M.B.E. Dies – 106

A tip of the biretta to the Catholic Key  o{]:¬)   for posting about this story in The Windsor Star.
Father Mike Dalton:
    He was 106, a month shy of his 107th birthday.
    This son of a Goderich farmer is the … Continue reading

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Archbp. Buechlein of Indianapolis to Fr. Jenkins

His Excellency Most Reverend Daniel Buechlein, Archbishop of Indianapolis, has written to Fr. Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Shame.
He is the Metropolitan of the province where the University is located.
The letter is on the archdiocesan website.
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Holy Cross priests express concern about Notre Shame

On the website of the University of Notre Shame’s newspaper, The Observer, 10 Holy Cross priests (that is, of the Congregation of the Holy Cross who run the university), published their letter of concern about the direction the university is … Continue reading

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Tenebrae in Australia

A reader sent a photo of Tenebrae service at the Church of St. Aloysius in Caulfield, in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Nice photo.
However… the reader in his e-mail wrote that: "An indult exists for Australia to anticipate the Tenebrae Services. Hence, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: giving a gift anonymously to a priest/confessor

From a reader:
Perhaps I am being overly scrupulous, but I have a difficult time giving gifts to my Priest, much as he deserves them.  I do not want him to think that I am currying favor and want to avoid … Continue reading

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Passover begins at sunset.
Related issue here.

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The Pope will visit L’Aquila

The Holy Father called the Bishop of L’Aquila, where the earthquakes have caused great destruction and loss of life, to say that he will come to visit at a future date and when his coming won’t interfere with rescue and … Continue reading

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