Daily Archives: 20 November 2009

CNN: Online churches draw believers and critics

Catholics have a very immediate and personal experience of sacraments.  We know we have to be there.
But there are different kinds of presence, aren’t there.  A person can be present at, say, Holy Mass, and yet have his mind a … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 94: PART II – 40 years ago… Paul VI on the eve of the Novus Ordo

Based on your response to PODCAzT 93, and my own desire to drill more deeply into the issue, we welcome back as our guest Pope Paul VI (+1978).
In the last PODCAzT we explored Paul’s General Audience of 26 November 1969, … Continue reading

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If you liked the communion host PEZ dispenser, your gonna flip over this!

I am not making this up.
A reader sent a note with the simple message…. "I’ll see your Communion Host dispenser… and raise you…."

"… pre-filled Communion cups and wafers!"
Yes, folks, we can now beat that pesky Swine Flu with these.
Please … Continue reading

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10-14 December – Vancouver

I will be in Vancouver, BC to speak at a meeting of Una Voce and to celebrate Holy Mass for the occasion.
I look forward to seeing that famously beautiful city!

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Bosnian Card. Puljic denies claims of Vatican commission about Medjugorje

From CNA with my emphases and comments:
Bosnian Cardinal denies claims of Vatican commission for Medjugorje
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nov 20, 2009 / 11:45 am (CNA).- Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Sarajevo and President of the Bishops’ Conference of Bosnia and … Continue reading

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Anglican Archbp. Williams to Rome: set aside issue of female bishops

From the liberal daily The Guardian comes this with me emphases and comments:  

Rowan Williams urges Rome to rethink position on female bishops 
    * Riazat Butt and John Hooper in Rome    * guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 November 2009 19.50 GMT … Continue reading

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