Daily Archives: 4 July 2011

An observation about priests and Mass when they travel

The great P.P. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake, has an observation on his blog.  This probably will not surprise you too much.
I am delighted to offer hospitality to any priest. The strange thing is older priests visiting Brighton tend … Continue reading

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10 Points about prospective priests

I received some points of reflection from a priest friend who is a member of one of the oldest religious families.  I edited two of the points with his permission.
1. Prospective priests (Religious or Diocesan) are not looking primarily for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The arrangement of Stations of the Cross

From a reader:
I was wondering if the stations have to be in a certain direction in the church. I was in a church where they were just arranged on a single wall in rows one above the other in … Continue reading

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Miracle claimed through intercession of Ven. Pius XII

A tip of the biretta   o{]:¬)   to Sancte Pater for this link to an AP story on WaPo‘s site.
AP Exclusive: Woman claims miracle by WWII-era pope; backed by connected nun amid doubts
By Associated Press, Published: July 3
CASTELLAMMARE DI STABIA, Italy … Continue reading

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Declaration concerning the consecration of bishops without papal mandate… in China

From VIS:
DECLARATION CONCERNING EPISCOPAL ORDINATIONS IN CHINA
VATICAN CITY, 4 JUL 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today released the following English-language communique concerning the episcopal ordination of Fr. Paul Lei Shiyin, which took place on Wednesday 29 June … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Federal Holiday and Sing Along Edition

As a Minnesotan and alum of the University of Minnesota, I have long been a fan of the Golden Gophers.
Of course the Golden Gopher is not really a gopher at all, but rather a sort of … and I can … Continue reading

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