Daily Archives: 16 April 2012

Of things Lyrid, Saturnine, Solar and TEOTWAWKI

From Spaceweather comes, first, benign news and, then, news that one of these days is going to precede TEOTWAWKI:
LYRID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is approaching the debris field of ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to … Continue reading

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National Eggs Benedict Day … Coincidence?

A friend has informed me that, in addition to it being Pope Benedict’s 85th birthday, it is also.. and I didn’t know this… National Eggs Benedict Day.
Coincidence?  I think not.
Thus, I urge you all to make or to eat Eggs … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests, valid absolution of sins, and the faculty to receive sacrament confessions

From a reader about something I raised HERE.
In a recent post you wrote, “bishops and priests have Christ’s own power to forgive sins and they do so validly with the Church’s permission, indicated by a ‘faculty.’” Does this mean that … Continue reading

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SSPX options and the Pope of Christian Unity

Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.
From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli’s Vatican Insider of the Italian daily La Stampa.  My emphases and comments.
The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X writes to his priests: “We are waiting, an agreement … Continue reading

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Ad multos annos Pope Benedict

Say a prayer for Pope Benedict today on his 85th birthday.
He is now one of the oldest of Popes in history.
Here is a shot of my Vatican Curia wall calendar.

Close up of the birthday item.

UPDATE:
I read in the UK’s best … Continue reading

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Any good news?

What is your good news today?

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UK: British atheists try to block new Catholic schools

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald comes this dreadful tale:
Humanists to mount legal challenge against new schools
By MADELEINE TEAHAN on Thursday, 12 April 2012
A legal challenge will be launched against the building of two new Catholic schools in … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Mass and sermon notes

Was there a good point in the Sunday sermon you heard?  Some point of Mass apart from the norm that earned special attention?  Share it here.

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