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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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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