Daily Archives: 2 October 2010

QUAERITUR: Extraordinary ministers and hand cleanser (Fr. Z rants)

From a reader:
The EM’s at our parish, upon strolling up to the altar without genuflecting, or even bowing, proceed to clean their hands with a bottle of Purell, which they pass among themselves. They repeat this act after they have … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why call bishops “Monsignor”?

From a reader:
Why do people sometimes refer to Bishops as a “Msgr. [name]”? I’ve seen this occasionally, and never understood why. It seems the most logical way to do it would be “Bp. Name”, or “The Most Rev. Bp. [name]”, … Continue reading

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Pope invites a prayer vigil for unborn

From CNA:
Cardinals invite world to join Pope in prayer vigil for unborn
Vatican City, Oct 1, 2010 / 10:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- To encourage a commitment and witness within the Church to love and life, a prayer initiative to be led … Continue reading

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