Daily Archives: 27 February 2011

Chicago Pro-Life Flash Mob!

From a reader:
CHICAGO – A pro-abortion “Walk for Choice” rally was held in
downtown Chicago’s Daley Plaza on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
Participants of the “Walk for Choice” were protesting HR Bill 3
which limits taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
As a response to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Video in place of sermon

From a reader:
Is it permissible to have a video homily, instead of an actual spoken homily by the priest or deacon? Now the message was from the [b]ishop of ____ and was about the annual sharing appeal, but it took … Continue reading

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Concerning ashes.

Today is Sexagesimus Sunday.  Ash Wednesday is but a week and a half away.
“Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”
I am sure you are making your plans for your Lenten practices.  No, really… I’m sure … Continue reading

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CANADA: 1 year-old Joseph’s life is in danger from courts, hospital

Most of you know the situation of the baby in Canada, Joseph, whom the hospital seems determined to kill.
Read about this situation HERE.

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QUAERITUR: Do I have to use ecclesiastical pronunciation of Latin?

From a reader:
If I am to pray in Latin, how beholden am I to the regulated ecclesiastical pronunciation?
I ask because I have a hobby that involves some pronunciation in classical Latin. Learning two pronunciations of the same language with my … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a priest simply refuse to hear a confession?

From a reader:
I’ve never cried over Church related matters until last night after I was refused Confession.
I’m in grave mortal sin, and I tried to go to confession twice yesterday, but I had no luck. The first parish I tried … Continue reading

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