Daily Archives: 6 January 2010

Houston: protest planned for abortion super-store

From CNSNews: Pro-Life Advocates Plan to Protest Opening of Largest Abortion Clinic in U.S.Wednesday, January 06, 2010By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 … Continue reading

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Msgr. Guido Marini on liturgical issues: active participation

I am pleased to link you to the site of NLM which has posted the full text of a presentation by the papal MC Msgr. Guido Marini delivered to the wonderful clergy conference for the Year of the Priest taking … Continue reading

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Bp. Vasa: excommunication can be appropriate

More from the ever interesting Bishop of Baker, H.E. Most Rev. Robert Vasa. My emphases and comments: Excommunication is a declaration of acts that severs ties By Bishop Robert Vasa BEND — During the course of this past year there … Continue reading

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You remember the icon of Mary which had three hands? This comes from John Sonnen in Rome. Yikes!

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OLDIE PODCAzT for Epiphany

Here are a couple oldie PODCAzTs for Epiphany! PODCAzT 49: Leo the Great on Epiphany; Lefebvre compared to Athanasius; feedback  

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President Obama, the Vatican and ‘Common Ground’: His First Year in Review

There have been a lot of seasonal "year in review" programs.  I am a little late to this, but I thought it would be a good idea to go back and look at an important issue for the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Spanish pro-life group sends “gift” of coal to Pres. Zapatero

From CNA: Coal sent to Spanish president on feast of Epiphany Madrid, Spain, Jan 6, 2010 / 12:58 pm (CNA).- On the eve of Epiphany, Right to Life in Spain opted to send a float from a parade overflowing with … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Holy Communion twice in one day… did I sin?

From a reader: At Mass this morning I received Communion, then unexpectedly invited to serve Mass this evening, which I did. I did not think to say to the priest before Mass that I should not receive, having done so … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: about what a priest said for absolution

From a reader: This past weekend I went to a nearby church for confession.  When I was done confessing, the priest didn’t start out with the customary "God the Father of mercies…"  He went into an alternate prayer that concluded … Continue reading

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