Daily Archives: 1 November 2010

C of E panic about Anglicanorum coetibus

From Damian Thompson (who is in NYC and came to the solemn TLM at Holy Innocents yesterday): The Church of England’s determination to wreck the Ordinariate plan needs to be emphasised again and again, despite the General Synod’s offer to … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z offers a great guest rant by Dennis Prager

From a reader. Dennis Prager is one of the smartest people raising his voice in the public square. While I believe the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz, the US Army liberated other death camps.  That slight error does not touch on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “centering prayer” in a parish

From a reader: A parish close to us (not our parish, but one we go to for confession) has a centering prayer “ministry.” My understanding was that this was an extremely dangerous, if not forbidden practice, rooted in Buddhism. The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Salvation outside the Church… again…

From a reader: in one of your recent post, concerning “extra Ecclesiam nulla salus”, you have discussed an option, that actually, one might be saved outside the Catholic Church. Your proposition was also based on Augustin. Recently, however, I have … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: All Saints NOT of obligation in 2010

From a reader: Can you give insight regarding All Saints not being a Holy Day of Obligation? This was announced at a Mass my husband attended today in our diocese. It is also posted on Diocese website. There isn’t elaboration. … Continue reading

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Abundance of mercy

All Saints: Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui nos ómnium Sanctórum tuórum mérita sub una tribuísti celebritáte venerári: quaesumus; ut desiderátam nobis tuæ propitiatiónis abundántiam, multiplicátis intercessóribus, largiáris. Almighty, eternal God, Who granted us to honor the merits of all Your Saints … Continue reading

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Bagdad: The noble army of martyrs praise thee

You all have heard by now about the terrorist attack on the Catholic Church in Bagdad.  Here is The Catholic Herald on the attack. Christians have been taking it on the chin in Iraq for a very long time. 9 … Continue reading

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