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“Only one sin is nowadays severely punished: the attentive observance of the traditions of our Fathers. For that reason the good ones are thrown out of their places and brought to the desert.”
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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
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Monthly Archives: April 2010
I keep my eye open for nice rosaries, probably because I have a penchant for giving them away.
Years ago I encouraged a member of the old COL Forum on Compuserve to start a rosary making business. Her work was simply … Continue reading
When I was a little kid I used to listen to the shortwave radio tuned to WWV, the National Bureau of Standards time channel. The clock would tick, and then go bong…bong…bong… bong… bong…. I found it fascinating to hear … Continue reading
To the joy of most and the dismay of a few, it looks as if the new ICEL translation has been approved, though it won’t be available for a while yet.
The Vox Clara commission, formed as a liaison between ICEL … Continue reading
When I receive donations through the donation button on the sidebar or on some posts (especially bird related posts), I always write back an email with a note of thanks. However, lately some of my e-mails are getting kicked back … Continue reading
I found a great quote toward the end of Fr. Aidan Nichols new Criticising the Critics, which I wrote about here. This would be a good book to own and read carefully. Order from Amazon UK click HERE.
"Secularization is … Continue reading
A reader sent me a link to a reaction from a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle to the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC for the anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI.
The writer in question is one… … Continue reading
My friend Mr. John L. Allen, Jr., the fair-minded correspondent for the ultra-lefty NCR wrote a piece about Card. Castrillon and the controversy surrounding his letter to the French bishop. Think what you will about the dreadful NCR, but I … Continue reading
From CNS, which is pretty much the news sheet of the USCCB comes this about the Pontifical Mass in Washington, DC.
Read and listen to Bp. Slattery’s sermon if you haven’t heard it yet: Bp. Slattery’s Sermon in Washington DC – … Continue reading
I would like to ask your help.
If you would care to write some reactions to the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the anniversary of the Holy Father’s pontificate… if you watched it on TV or … Continue reading