Monthly Archives: September 2011

My pressing request renewed

I have two heavy intentions. I ask for your support for these intentions with prayer.
In the past I have put this request to you and I now renew it.

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Minnesota Catholic Conference and Archd. STP/MPLS says “Catholics For Marriage Equality MN” is NOT affiliated with Church

I direct now your attention to the website of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and their Office for Marriage and Family.  The Archdiocese made this apparent on the front page of their website.
As you may recall, His Excellency … Continue reading

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Marine Corps Birthday News

Some of you long time readers here and of my columns in The Wanderer might recall that over the years from time to time I have mentioned a wonderful couple, an active duty Marine Corps officer, M, and his wife, … Continue reading

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The lost tomb of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church. A Roman mystery.

If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.
For a couple years I have posted something about Jerome’s burial … Continue reading

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Coffee and You. A POLL.

Thanks to all of you who have been ordering Mystic Monk Coffee and Tea from the Carmelites in Wyoming.  You are helping them build their new monastery and put groceries on the table.  You are also helping me put groceries … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is gambling a sin?

From a reader:
I have recently started dating a woman who is a devout Catholic. I was
baptized, but have fallen away from the church since I was young.
Since I have love her so much I decided to start attending mass again
because … Continue reading

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BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER

BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
VATICAN CITY, 30 SEP 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for October is: “That the terminally ill may be supported by their faith in God and the love of their brothers and sisters”.
His … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen on new, corrected translation. Some of the best comments I have seen.

On ZENIT there is an interesting interview with Anthony Esolen, about whom I have written before.  For example, Prof. Esolen has translated the whole of Dante’s Divine Comedy.  When it comes to translation, this guy’s got game.
My emphases.
The Mass in … Continue reading

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Bp. Thomas Doran (D. Rockford) on kneeling for Holy Communion… heh heh…

In this last week’s edition of The Wanderer, we read a reprint of a column by Most Rev. Thomas Doran, Bishop of Rockford.  I believe it was originally on the site of the diocese on 2 September 2011.
My emphases and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do we have to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary?

From a reader:
I have a kind of…confused question for you here, im told that i dont need to say the Luminous Mysteries, im told Pope John Paul II “suggested” it, not declared that it must be said, i wonder this … Continue reading

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