Daily Archives: 12 November 2012

“Pray For Our Bishops” car magnets

Since the USCCB fall plenary meeting is going on, I wanted to remind you of these “Pray For Our Bishops” car magnets:
 
 

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Benedict XVI will issue a new encyclical on Faith.

It was easy to predict that Benedict XVI would, during the Year of Faith, issue an encyclical on Faith. It was the next in line after Charity (Deus caritas est and Caritas in veritate) and Hope (Spe salvi).
I wonder if … Continue reading

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Are you offended by the use of G-O-D?

From the amusing Eye Of The Tiber:
Atheists Sue To Remove Letters “G”, “O”, And “D” From Alphabet
Berkley, CA––The civil liberties organization American Atheists has sued the U.S. government to remove the letters “G,” “O,” and “D” from the English alphabet, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! FATHER NEEDS A BIRETTA!

I received a note from a reader:
Dear Fr,
I just saw this on Fr McDonald’s blog:
“I don’t have a biretta. My parochial vicar does, my permanent deacon doesn’t. I have an antipathy toward them and can see why these were so … Continue reading

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USCCB meeting: Card. Dolan hits it out of the park! (Listen to the audio here.)

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I am pretty cynical about USCCB meetings.  But this time I am pretty fired up.
I just listened to Cardinal Dolan’s address as President of the conference.
In his address His Eminence spoke about Christ, first and … Continue reading

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OLDIE POLL: Should the US Bishops implement “meatless Fridays” during the whole year?

As the U.S. bishops prepare to meet in their autumn assembly, I represent this poll (originally HERE):
The bishops of England and Wales did this.
You can vote even if you are not registered here. Please give your reasons in the combox … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Must we not genuflect to the Blessed Sacrament during Mass?

From a reader:
The GIRM instructs that during mass no genuflections are to be made toward the tabernacle for the priest, the deacon and the ministers.
Are the ministers the altar boys, or just the instituted lector and the acolyte? Is it … Continue reading

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Priest asks people to go to confession instead of giving him things for Christmas. Huge response.

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Here’s a Year of Faith approach… here’s a New Evangelization project.
This, instead of all the blather, is how it is done.
From a reader I have known for many years:
Your recent post brought to mind an … Continue reading

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NYC 13 Nov Holy Innocents: TLM, talk, Q&A with FSSP Superior General

Everyone in the NYC area (if you have power and you can read this) will want to know about this event:
Fr. John Berg, FSSP, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, will celebrate a Solemn Mass for the … Continue reading

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Do you have some good news?

The last couple weeks have been pretty hard.  Lots of bad news.
Do you have some good new for everyone?

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