Daily Archives: 25 April 2011

Dust up in UK over anti-Catholic legislation

From CNA:
Royal row breaks out in UK over anti-Catholic legislation
London, England, Apr 25, 2011 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the week of the Royal Wedding, a centuries-old law banning British monarchs from becoming or marrying a Catholic is sparking … Continue reading

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Duck Time

We are out for Beijing Kao Ya.

More to come!

More…

It was suggested that th thing on the left was a favorite of a priest friend in St. Paul, which he dubbed “Rat On A Stick”.

On the way home…

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An Italian lesson in how to override the Pope

An unhappy story of a Diocese in Italy where, apparently, local authorities believe they have the right to override the Pope’s legislation for the whole Latin Church.

The intrepid Italian Vatican watcher Andrea Tornielli reports that in a small town named … Continue reading

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Have you ever wanted to share a new discovery?

On a lighter note:

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper.
The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places where … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Use of force to defend a church from vandalism

From a reader:
Is is okay to fight in churches ? Can one shoot or punch vandals ? Can one defend the priest, or himself, or the Sacrament ?
Many who comment on destruction stories want to put up watches. Would this … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 48: Easter Monday – Octaves explained

These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave.
Today is Monday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all!  The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Chapel veils revisited – What color?

From a priest:
A quick question: a woman approached me wondering if there was anything inappropriate in wearing a white veil as an older, married woman.  She was told by another parishioner that white is only proper for young women who … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 1st Communion denied child with cerebral palsy

Remember, if it is Easter, it is time for news stories that make the Church look bad.
I was alerted to this by a reader and it brings up a good question:
Please note this short hit piece dished out at Easter … Continue reading

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Easter weirdness

From a reader:
My wife and I attended the Easter vigil last night and while it was
well done for a NO Mass, I still rankled at few bits. Today, Sunday
morning, I was not able to attend at our usual parish, but … Continue reading

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