Daily Archives: 30 May 2012

An Ember Day reminder

Our friends at Rorate have a good post reminding us that today, which on my planet is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, is also an Ember Day.
More on Ember Days, HERE.
Traditionally, these Ember Days were times for ordinations.  Therefore, … Continue reading

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USCCB website:

I just found this on the site of the USCCB:
Catholics Care.  Catholics Vote.
I won’t explain it because I want to manipulate you into going there to see what it is.
o{];¬)
 

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SSPX reunion with Roman Pontiff “postponed”

People are sending me email about the reconciliation of the SSPX being “postponed”.
How can something that was not scheduled be postponed?
Relax. Breathe. Pray.
The Holy Father has plenty to do. There are few important things he is surely … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap publishes LCWR prayer “for discernment”. Fr. Z opines.

The Fishwrap (aka the ultra-liberal dissenting National Catholic Reporter) has published a prayer written by a woman religious in advance of responding to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the upcoming annual meeting of the Leadership Conference … Continue reading

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Eye-candy from the annual Chartres Pilgrimage

The liturgical eye-candy specialists at NLM have posted some great photos of the annual pilgrimage to Chartres Cathedral (for those of you in Fridley, that’s a big, pretty church in France).
Sample.
 

 

We need more processions.
Anecdote:  One day in May I was … Continue reading

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Good website for info about the attack on the Church through the HHS mandate

The Administration of “The First Gay President” is attacking the first liberties of all Americans by undermining the 1st Amendment.  Pres. Obama is, through the HHS mandate, attacking also the Catholic Church and all religious institutions in the USA.
I posted … Continue reading

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REQUEST

May I ask for your prayers for three personal intentions?
Thanks!

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Please pray for this dead Chinese bishop

In your charity will you stop and pray for this man?
From UCANEWS:

Restrictions in place for bishop’s funeral
Officials say ‘no’ to honoring status of Changzhi prelate who died last week
ucanews.com reporter, Changzhi
China
May 30, 2012Government officials have barred the Church community from … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A regular confessor, anonymity and the Seal

From a reader:
I make frequent use of the Sacrament of Penance and have a regular confessor. It’s always “anonymous,” but not anonymous. It’s awkward. The priest knows it’s me, but when he’s giving counsel he gets caught up on trying come up with … Continue reading

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