Daily Archives: 6 November 2012

Note to priest abusers: You cannot hide!

A reader sent this from Boston Daily: Learning to become a Catholic priest, unsurprisingly, takes a long time—you have 2,000 years of history to cover, not to mention philosophy, theology, and a foreign language to learn before you can be … Continue reading

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CNS VIDEO about the Pontifical Mass in St Peter’s

Each time I see a CNS Video I muse, “is this the same CNS I know? It seems to be! Enjoy! [wp_youtube]UGnVwoJtnz4[/wp_youtube]

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More birettaquette

Moving away for a moment from the less important issues, such as the fate of the USA, nay rather, the world and the American election, let’s turn our attention to use of the biretta. The other day I was in … Continue reading

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Year of Faith Indulgence for renewing baptismal promises… for converts. What to do?

Think about indulgences. Think about them all the time. Even as I reminded you that you can obtain indulgences, under the usual conditions, during this week following All Saints and All Souls, don’t forget that during the Year of Faith … Continue reading

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I did… before I left for Rome.

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How times have changed!

When I first came to Rome, lo those decades ago, it was nearly impossible to find any beautiful sacred vessel in the shops. Market forces, however, have shifted inventories decisively away from the hideous globs of who-knows-what gray metal covered … Continue reading

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Of Cats and Caesar and City Limits

I suspect a few of you are cat lovers.  Check out The History Blog for a piece about cats in Rome and the crazy people who take care of them. At the end of that piece is – oddly – … Continue reading

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I hope I feel this way…

… when the polls close! UPDATE HERE

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