Daily Archives: 10 April 2012

Tips For Priests

Here is a fun and useful… Tip For Priests! I occasionally post about some poor priest whose phone erupts during Mass or in the confessional.  By “erupt”, I mean Father forgot either to leave the phone in the sacristy (best) … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest says I was forgiven when I got into the confessional.

From a reader: I went to confession on Good Friday at my parish Church. I had a new Priest who I had never seen before, a Jesuit, [Oh dear.] young, [Oh dear oh dear.] from south Asia [Oh dear oh … Continue reading

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REVIEW: October Baby (Fr. Z says you should see it)

I understand that the movie October Baby may expand into more theaters this weekend. I managed to see the movie recently and I recommend it highly. I won’t say much about it so that you may have the pleasure. Fr. … Continue reading

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U of Minn-Duluth hosts Holocaust event including aggressively anti-Catholic elements

From the Catholic League about a matter of spectacularly crass anti-Catholicism at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The U of M is a land-grant institution funded by taxes. Therefore, public money is being spent on this anti-Catholic display. Furthermore, an institution … Continue reading

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INDIA: Priest beaten, threatened with death by Hindus during Holy Week

While we concern ourselves with the monumental question of blessings during Communion (which, yes, it is wrong to do though it is not a matter of maximum weight in our scales of liturgical abuses), this is what is going on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Layperson, Notary Public, witnessing invalid civil marriage of Catholics

From a reader: I was recently asked to officiate a wedding ceremony for a couple of friends of mine. I am a Notary Public living in the state of Florida so I am legally permitted to perform such a ceremony. However, what restrictions, … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan on Face The Nation

Timothy Card. Dolan, Archbp. of New York and President of the USCCB was on CBS’s Face the Nation.  The transcript is here. I think that Card. Dolan and Archbp. Chaput may have different interpretations of then-candidate John F. Kennedy’s speech … Continue reading

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