Daily Archives: 17 March 2012

PRAYERCAzT: The Lorica of St. Patrick

The Latin word loríca means “a leather cuirass; a defense of any kind; a breastwork, parapet”.  In effect, it means “armor”.  It has come to be associated with a prayer attributed to St. Patrick (+ 5th c.) .
“Loríca” is also … Continue reading

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LifeNews: Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

Hey!  You liberal catholic Obama supporters!  Still like your guy?  Huh?  Huh?
From LifeNews:
Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests
by Steven Ertelt
The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains … Continue reading

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Some requests, some news, and a note of thanks

A few requests:

May I ask you all to make great use of those social network sharing buttons?  Try to wear them out, if you can.  Thanks in advance.
Please pray for a priest, a good friend, RD, who is ill.  If … Continue reading

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“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that…”

I don’t often post about apparitions of Our Blessed Mother, though I pay diligent attention to those which are approved by the Holy See and some attention to those which have the approval of local bishops.
With that in mind, here … Continue reading

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What does “manifest sin” mean when talking Communion and can. 915?

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks!
I received a question from a reader this morning:
Without any regard for c. 915, which is the morally correct thing for a priest to do: give the Holy Eucharist to some he knows – who … Continue reading

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Phil Lawler on “The betrayal of Father Guarnizo”

Phil Lawler on CWN has a piece worthy of your attention today.
Here are some excerpts:
The betrayal of Father Guarnizo
By Phil Lawler
Bishop Knestout’s letter was entirely sympathetic to Johnson, entirely unsympathetic to Father Guarnizo. There was no hint that under … Continue reading

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Today is the feast of a wonderful saint

From the Martyrologium Romanum
7. Olomucii in Moravia, sancti Ioannis Sarkander, presbyteri et martyris, qui parochus Holesovienses, cum arcana confessionum tradere renuisset, rotae supplicio datus est et adhus spirans in carcerem deictus post mensem obiit.

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