Daily Archives: 26 May 2009

Do Catholics need a dispensation to marry “non-Catholic” SSPXers?

Interesting.  This is from a reader:
Some French Bishops, according to this, are considering marriages between a SSPX faithful and another Catholic as a mixed marriage.
Les mariages se multipliant en ces temps de printemps, il est désormais possible de découvrir le … Continue reading

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It seems suddenly okay that a nominee to the Supreme Court be … *GASP*  …. Catholic!
On the website of The Boston Globe comes this on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to SCOTUS.
My emphases and comments.
Sotomayor would be sixth Catholic … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Latin version of a Spiritual Communion prayer

I need help from readers for a question sent via e-mail.
I cannot find my copy of The Raccolta with Latin and English texts of prayers which at one time had been conceded indulgences.
Someone asked my for a Latin version of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: taking Communion with Precious Blood out to the sick

From a priest reader:
Have you ever come across a vessel designed for bringing the Precious Blood to the sick?  I have a parishioner to whom I regularly bring communion, but she is now on an absolutely no gluten diet, so … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama and the Supremes

Pres. Obama announced his nomination to replace Justice Souter on the SCOTUS:
Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
From what I am hearing and reading, she seems pretty far to the left.  She is certainly not an originalist.   … Continue reading

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turn down the lights and just listen

Last evening I listened to part of an audiobook, a recording by Simon Vance of one of the Aubrey/Maturin series, the 5th in the series, Desolation Island.
This book has a few of the best passages in the entire series.  … Continue reading

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