Daily Archives: 15 July 2011

The Bonaventuran Pope of Christian Unity

I posted this back in 2006 about how the “Pope of Christian Unity” is influenced by St. Bonaventure.  A few years have passed, so I think this should be reviewed and verified:
Are you looking for insight into how … Continue reading

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First Things meets WDTPRS

I read with interest a piece on the “On The Square” blog of First Things.   It is by Richard Upsher Smith, Jr., Professor of Classics and Chairman of the Department of Classics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The Excellence of … Continue reading

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The story of a Vietnamese priest

Could it be that we are heading for something like this, even in our lifetime?
Here is a story from CNA with my emphases.
The desperate plight of Catholics in Vietnam – one priest’s story
By Alan Holdren and David Kerr
Rome, Italy, Jul … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Coming back to the Church after falling far away

From a reader, edited:
I was raised catholic and as so many have fallen away from the church, unfortunately very far.  I am trying to find my way back and am wondering what suggestions you would give as a place to … Continue reading

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Ireland: Law proposed to force priests to break the Seal of Confession

Biretta tips to Fr. Blake and to Sancte Pater who lead me to this story at The Irish Catholic and elsewhere.
Government proposal to break the seal of confession is without precedent
Thu, 14/07/2011 – 15:34
The Taoiseach, the Minister for Justice and … Continue reading

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A priest who prays for priests

I want to remind the readership of a priest who prays for priests.
Fr. George Byers, now living as a hermit at Holy Souls Hermitage, prays for priests and receives Mass intentions and donations.

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