Daily Archives: 18 February 2012

1st Vespers of Quinquagesima

No frills Vespers from the Breviarium Romanum for the weary brethren.

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QUAERITUR: Priest walking around outside the confessional, able to see penitents.

From a reader:
I went to make confession at a local parish, but saw the priest walking around near the confessional. Since it’s not a priest I wanted to make my confession to, I left to go to another church. On … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confession to a priest who is a family member

From a reader:
I thought I heard somewhere that a priest ought to avoid hearing the confession of a close relative, especially his parents. I presumed this was for practical and not canonical reasons, no? Thanks for your consideration and faithfulness.
There … Continue reading

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Both funny and quite sad: women “priests” simulated “mass” video

Sometimes you don’t want to look at road-kill, but you look anyway.
So it is too with this video of a simulated “mass” by some “women priests”.
It is at the same time both funny and quite sad.
The way they change the … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood child-rape records destroyed during HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ time as governor of Kansas

I’m shocked!  Is it possible that HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, pro-abortion catholic who may not receive Holy Communion according to can. 915, in some way helped Planned Parenthood officials dodge prosecution for failing to report cases of child rape?
From LifeSite:
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New Cardinals and their churches in Rome and cardinalatial trivia

You may have heard, but the Pope created a few more Cardinals today, 22 to be exact, though several are over 80 years of age and therefore cannot enter or vote in a conclave.
Each cardinal is assigned a church in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 7th Ordinary Sunday “active participation”

Let us look at the Collect for the upcoming 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,
ut, semper rationabilia meditantes,
quae tibi sunt placita, et dictis exsequamur et factis.
Note the spiffy separation of et dictis…et factis by the verb.  Rationabilis is … Continue reading

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