Daily Archives: 17 June 2011

OLDIE PODCAzT: Friday in the Octave of Pentecost

OLDIE PODCAzT: Friday in the Octave of Pentecost
Today is Friday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar.
This is the fifth … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bishops and Titular Sees

From a reader:
Recently, you had a post up regarding Archbishop Nienstedt’s defense of traditional marriage.  As a curious person, I looked up the Archbishop’s background and discovered he once held the titular see of Alton, in Illinois, when he was serving as an auxiliary bishop.  … Continue reading

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S. California: relic of St. Anthony of Padua stolen – UPDATE!

A reader alerted me to this:
St. Anthony’s stolen religious relic sparks searches
By Mike Krumboltz
A 780-year-old treasure honoring St. Anthony of Padua has been stolen from a Southern California Catholic church.
The relic, which is normally kept under lock and key, was … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it sinful to go to Saturday evening Mass if you can go on Sunday?

From a reader:
Is it wrong or even sinful to attend a Saturday evening vigil Mass IF you could otherwise attend a Sunday Mass?
I ask this because at my parish there is one particular priest who has solid homilies and celebrates … Continue reading

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Abortion: the paramount social justice issue

One of the greatest victories of the pro-abortion crowd, even Catholics in the pro-abortion crowd, is to divorce abortion from other social justice issues.
Abortion must be the social justice issue.
This is from CNS, with my emphases.
It goes without saying there … Continue reading

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Pentecost Friday: walking away

The Gospel in today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form, by which we celebrate the Octave of Pentecost, relates how the Lord healed the paralytic in Luke 5: 17-26:
At that time, it came to pass on one of the days, that … Continue reading

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