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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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