Daily Archives: 1 July 2012

NCReg Interview with the new VP of “Ecclesia Dei”, Archbp. DiNoia

At the National Catholic Register there is a long interview with the new Vice President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, His Excellency Most Reverend, J. Augustine DiNoia, OP.
He said that, since he hasn’t actually begun his work at the … Continue reading

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Iced Tea Break

It is about 90°F and high humidity.  Sooooo…. thirstyyyyy…..
It’s time for a glass of iced tea!
Refresh your Mystic Monk Tea or Coffee supply HERE.

In the meantime, I made new editions of the Catholic and Faithful – American and Free mugs. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Reserving the Precious Blood, confusion during concelebration

From a priest:
I need help from an ossified unreconstructed manualist!
This morning I was a concelebrant at Mass with two other priests.
After the consecration I was astounded to see a chalice with previously consecrated Precious Blood brought from the tabernacle. [?!?]
The … Continue reading

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What the Minnesota Constitution “marriage amendment” is not.

On the November ballot in Minnesota is an amendment to the state constitution which would define marriage as being between a man and a woman.  Minnesota is, right now, ground zero in the issue of same-sex marriage.
From the St. Paul … Continue reading

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Your Good Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a great point from the Sunday sermon you heard?
What was it?
 

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QUAERITUR – For Readers: Religious Life and Debt

I get quite a few email asking for advice/help from people who want to enter religious life, but cannot yet be accepted into a community because they have debts, usually student loans, etc.
Do you readers know of any group, organization, … Continue reading

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The cause of the Pope people forget to remember

At Vatican Insider I read, in Italian, that the postulator of the cause for canonization of Papa Luciani, John Paul I, say that the cause is taking a step forward.
Apparently, Bp. Enrico dal Covolo, SDB, who is the Rettore Magnifico of the … Continue reading

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Yad Vashem softens portrayal of Pope Pius XII

From WaPo:
Israel’s national Holocaust memorial softens portrayal of wartime Pope Pius
JERUSALEM — Israel’s national Holocaust memorial has toned down its account of Pope Pius XII’s conduct toward the massacre of Jews during of World War II, following a long diplomatic … Continue reading

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