Daily Archives: 18 August 2011

QUAERITUR: How to do an emergency baptism.

From a reader:
It’s getting close to my wife’s due date, and since her pregnancy is considered high risk, I wanted to be prepared for every condition. If there is a need to preform an emergency baptism at the hospital when … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to young people: “Let nothing and no one take away your peace; do not be ashamed of the Lord.”

When Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day, he made a speech at the airport.  Here is the salient part of his address:
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Why has this multitude of young people come to Madrid? While they themselves should … Continue reading

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In praise of the cassock from an unexpected source

The cassock is the proper garb of the Roman priest.  It is true that conferences to bishops can determine other forms of garb for priests, such as the black suit and Roman or military collar (or in Italy also dark … Continue reading

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The most important thing I will ever write on this blog

This is the most important thing I will ever write on this blog. If I get nothing else through to any reader here, long-time visitor or new, I would want it to be this.
There is no sin that we … Continue reading

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Prayer before connecting to the internet – UPDATE! – New language

A long time ago now, I wrote a prayer for people to use before they got online and used the internet. Originally in Latin, it has been translated into many languages (sometimes more than once).
I often forget to pray … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are SSPX confirmation valid?

From a reader:
I was confirmed by His Excellency Bishop Tissier de Mallerais. He belongs to the SSPX, and I was reading that my confirmation was valid but illicit. Should I get confirmed again. (If I get a disposition from the … Continue reading

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