Daily Archives: 24 September 2011

QUAERITUR: Will I go to heaven if I die in the state of grace?

From a reader:
Would it be accurate to say that if one were in the state of grace at death, one can be assured of reaching heaven after being purified in purgatory?
If you die in the state of grace, that is, … Continue reading

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The Pope, The Pill, and the Renewed Babylonian Captivity of the Church

Robert Mickens has shared the angst of his publication The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill) about a piece of clothing.  Not just any clothing, papal clothing.
Pope Benedict, Yes, Benedict XVI wore over his choir dress a stole decorated with the … Continue reading

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“For you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

In the consecration of the Precious Blood the priests says:
“For you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
From the Meditations and Devotions of Bl. John Henry Newman.
I cannot penetrate Thy secret decrees, O Lord! I know Thou didst die … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI before the Pietà of Etzelsbach

Here is the text of the homily delivered by Benedict XVI in Etzelsbach, Germany at a pilgrimage church where a wooden statue of the Pietà is honored.
Whereas in his other talks Pope Benedict has been a little more “intellectual”, in … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon at Holy Mass in Erfurt

Pope Benedict celebrated Holy Mass in Erfurt, Germany.  Here is the sermon.
A highlight:
“you have had to endure first a brown and then a red dictatorship”
And:
“We have no wish to hide in a purely private faith….”
My emphases and comments:
“Praise the Lord … Continue reading

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A fun commercial back on the air

These days a slightly shortened version of this fantastic commercial has found its way back onto TV.
One of the best commercials I have seen in years.  I think it was a big Super Bowl commercial.
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I don’t watch much TV and … Continue reading

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