Daily Archives: 5 August 2012

Transfiguration: special blessing of grapes

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration, with a page from the Rituale Romanum (go to p. 345 – Benedictio uvarum), or cut and paste the English text (below, or here) … Continue reading

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Dedication of St. Mary Major: Pope Liberius, St. Athanasius, and a miracle

Pope Liberius (352-366) was Bishop of Rome in difficult times.
In 350 the Emperor Constans was assassinated and Constantius became the sole Emperor by defeating Magnentius. Some bishops in the East who opposed St. Athanasius in Egypt appealed to Liberius to … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the Sunday Sermon you heard?
Let us know what it was.

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Curiosity to land on Mars TONIGHT!

I plan to watch the live stream of the Curiosity landing tonight.
You?
If you haven’t seen it yet, here is a video from the JPL about the terrifying landing stage:

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QUAERITUR: Form of absolution was just “I absolve you of your sins.”

From a reader:
I went to confession at a neighboring parish that had recently received a 70-something priest who I know to be a bit free-wheeling as far as anything liturgical or doctrinal. This made me nervous going, but I needed … Continue reading

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This is where liberal dissent leads: liberals give the Eucharist to a dog.

From theage.com.au.
Note in the second paragraph of the story that, at this blasphemous and sacrilegious “Mass”, the dissidents gave the Eucharist to a dog.
Let’s not be speciesist, after all.  This is where dissent leads.
Note that this priest has already had … Continue reading

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Are the LCWR and lefty mainstream media distracting attention from abuse of children by women religious?

My friend The Motley Monk has a must read piece at American Catholic about the LCWR and what is, and isn’t, behind the recent “hostile takeover” by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Read the whole thing THERE, but here … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 18th Ordinary Sunday: clear, cold reality

When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks.  His words have power to form us.  As Catholics, formed according to the mind of the Church, we then go out from Mass … Continue reading

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