Daily Archives: 3 December 2009

Archbp. Carlson responds to protests in St. Louis

From CNA with my emphases and comments:

St. Louis Archbishop responds to gay rights protest outside cathedral
St. Louis, Mo., Nov 30, 2009 / 06:17 pm (CNA).- In a statement Monday, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis responded to a demonstration … Continue reading

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How to save a Catholic school

Something unexpected came from the site of The Catholic Spirit of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
What works: St. Matthew’s School increases enrollment by 30 percent     By Julie Carroll   Thursday, 03 December 2009
While most inner-city schools continue to … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 96: A saint for the “digital continent”; don Camillo (Part VII)

Today we welcome St. Francis Xavier, SJ (+1552) who speaks to us from a letter he wrote to his superior, friend, mentor and fellow Basque, St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.
On his feast day, we St. Francis’ feelings … Continue reading

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A disappointed Fr. Z reflects on Calgary and Communion

Deep breath…
Form time to time we hear about things done, or not done, by priests or bishops which provoke reactions along a spectrum of head scratching to downright anger.
The situation in Calgary right now strikes me as closer to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Post Communion – Thursday – 1st Week of Advent

We continue our march through the prayers of Holy Mass in different seasons, now the season of Advent.
We are looking now at the Post Communions in the Novus Ordo.
The context of the Post Communion in the Mass is similar to … Continue reading

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PODCAzTs on the 40th Anniversary of the Novus Ordo

On the 1st Sunday of Advent in 1969, 40 years ago, the Novus Ordo of the Mass went into effect.
I recently made some audio projects about this monumental event (and I may make more).
Be sure to check these PODCAzTs:

PODCAzT 93: … Continue reading

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