Daily Archives: 22 August 2010

When the Pastor’s away, the DANGERMOUSE will…

Times have changed,And we’ve often rewound the clock,Since the Puritans got a shock,When they landed on Plymouth Rock.If today,Any shock they should try to stem,‘Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,Plymouth Rock would land on them.
In olden days a glimpse of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: lay Communion minister wouldn’t bless me

From a reader:
Today I attended a mass at my university and had a difficult experience with one of the Eucharistic ministers. I approached with my hands folded in order to receive a blessing (no communion for me this time), and … Continue reading

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New film about 1860 massacre of martyrs in Damascus

Via our friends at Rorate:
From Corpus Christi Watershed:
Award-winning filmmaker and Watershed staff member Eric Hinojosa has been living in Lebanon, working tirelessly to bring to fruition a documentary film about the Blessed Massabki Brothers, the Emir Abd … Continue reading

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The statue of Bl. John Henry Newman

Several good things come together in this story from the Birmingham Mail.
Statue of Cardinal Newman to take pride of place during Papal visit
Aug 18 2010 by Jasbir Authi, Birmingham Mail
THE great nephew of legendary Birmingham author JRR Tolkien is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Received baptism from SSPX – must I be conditionally baptized?

From a reader:
I write inquiring about the validity of my baptism at the SSPX.
I approached the Roman Catholic Parish in our area and inquired about this matter. The parish priest told me that i will be given a conditional … Continue reading

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