Daily Archives: 27 April 2012

STOLEN by a parcel of …

From a reader: I don’t believe it, while doing errands today our proudly displayed “Lex Credendi Lex Orandi” car magnet was stolen from our van. If I did not have the expenses of graduation for my MA in Theology I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Big groups for Confirmation. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: 56 girls were recently confirmed. Isn’t that too big a group? I would rather have smaller groups, and the Archdiocese of ___ has no shortage of auxiliary bishops and vicars. There is no requirement in canon law … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 2 male or 2 female sponsors for Confirmation

From a reader: I attended a Confirmation yesterday, and I noticed two things that made me doubtful. Firstly, the fact that some of the girls being confirmed had two godfathers, or two godmothers, while I had been told in my … Continue reading

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CDWDS Confirms Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb

I read in the monthly newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship (Vol. 48, April 2012) the following: CDWDS Confirms Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb The text of the Rite for the Blessing of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a Protestant minister officiate at Catholic marriage while the priest watches?

From a reader: First, please know you are in my prayers. My question: Is it permissible for a Protestant minister to officiate the Marriage Rite at a Catholic Nuptial Mass? This is about to take place at our local parish … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama undermining free-speech.

Pres. Obama is undermining not just the freedom of religion clause of the 1st Amendment but also free-speech. Under a new law which Obama signed anyone protected by the Secret Service may request that there be no protests near them. … Continue reading

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An examination of themes of keynote speeches delivered at LCWR Assemblies

At the blog Domine, Da Mihi Hanc Aquam there is a reposted summary of themes which emerged from the writer’s close reading keynote speeches presented at the annual assemblies of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR – a subsidiary of … Continue reading

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Obama’s surrogate in his attacks on Religious Liberty

This is Kathleen Sebelius, Pres. Obama’s surrogate at HHS, questioned on religious liberty. FAIL. I picked this up from Life News: Sebelius Admits She’s Unaware of Top Religious Liberty Cases by Jeanne Monahan This morning in a hearing before the … Continue reading

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