Daily Archives: 19 August 2011

Remember: All it takes is a spark

Thomas Peters posted a few photos of anti-Catholic bigots in Spain harassing young Catholics at WYD.
Here are two.

Consider this well, friends.
It could happen where you are.  It could happen to you.

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St. Pope Sixtus III: fascinating correspondence with Augustine

It is nice to make connections which show us how the Church was always alive throughout the centuries before our own time. Today is the feast of St. Pope Sixtus III, whom you will remember as having been involved with … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can FSSP priest say Mass in the Ordinary Form?

From a reader:
My diocese has a priest shortage, [you are not alone] and the priests we do have, many are well-passed retirement age in their 80’s and getting close to their 90’s. There’s a major concern that in the near … Continue reading

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Hackers attack WYD website

From CNA:
Hackers create problems for World Youth Day website
By Alejandro Bermudez
Madrid, Spain, Aug 19, 2011 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Issues with World Youth Day’s official website are due to hacking attempts, the event’s press office announced Aug. 19.
While Pope … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I be a pall bearer for my non-Catholic grandfather’s funeral?

From a reader:
My Grandfather died yesterday, may he rest in peace, and he was a Presbyterian. My immediate family including my Grandfather’s eldest child (my Mother) are Roman Catholics (my Mother is a convert).
As a Catholic, I am assuming that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Going to SSPX priest for absolution of excommunication

Despite the fact that I wrote pretty clearly in my post about forgiveness, confession, censures, excommunication, and abortion that email isn’t a good medium for solving serious problems, I am getting email from people asking about their own situations.
How I … Continue reading

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An exploration of two Collects, Extraordinary Form and Ordinary

This morning I used the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for Holy Mass, as is my wont, and therefore celebrated the feast of St. John Eudes.   But one of our long-time readers alerted me to the differences between the … Continue reading

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