Monthly Archives: April 2012

Of Hugs

Sometimes the news can just be simple.
From CNA:
Vatican City, Apr 26, 2012 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 7-year-old Italian girl got her wish granted after this week’s Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, when she was able to … Continue reading

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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 would … 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 that the … 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 own … 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 a Child … 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 and … 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.  The … 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 U.S. House of Representatives Education … Continue reading

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Now HERE’s a “worship schedule”!

A reader (and monthly donor!) alerted me to this great shot of a “worship schedule” posted on the blog Te igitur.

Ten Masses on Sundays
Eight Masses on Weekdays
Daily Vespers and Rosary
Daily confessions from 8 am till 8 pm
Not every place can … Continue reading

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