Daily Archives: 15 December 2012

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession o{]:¬)
We should…
1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;
2) …wait our turn in line patiently;
3) …come at the time confessions are scheduled, not a few minutes before they are to … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s message after the Connecticut murders

From News.va:
The following Telegram was sent to the Diocese of Bridgeport on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI when he was informed of the horrific shooting attack in Connecticut in which a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children.
“The Holy Father … Continue reading

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An interesting claim about the followers of @pontifex

From Vatican Insider comes this …. color me skeptical.
Benedict XVI has almost 2 million followers on Twitter. “The Pope has grasped the full potential of this social network. Facebook’s too personal”
VATICAN INSIDER STAFF
ROME
“Someone had to show the Pope where to … Continue reading

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Fr. Z asks a favor. It’ll take 3 seconds to help with a single click. (shhhhh…. it’s about “deaconesses”…)

Will you do me a favor?
There is a book which I think should be on Kindle and isn’t.
Please click this link HERE to send a message to Ignatius Press that we want this book on Kindle. Flood them with the … Continue reading

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Congregation for Saints issued decree on the “heroic virtues” of Pope Paul VI

Apparently on 10 Dec, last, the Congregation for Saints issued the decree concerning the heroic virtues of Servant of God Pope Paul VI.
The decree must be promulgated by His Holiness of Our Lord, Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, before … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS!

Some recent posts, since they scroll along quickly.
First…
YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
And…
I am making 5 minute podcasts everyday during Advent.  HERE.
Now…

Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story
REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not … Continue reading

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Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story

The new album for Advent by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is at the top of the charts.
I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas CD HERE.
Listen … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not to mention the Summa Theologiae)

The 1983 Code of Canon Law doesn’t mention many saints apart from their feast days.  As you can imagine, the greats such as the Mary the Mother of God, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Joseph, come up.  Apart from them, … Continue reading

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Protecting The Unborn: A ‘Pro-Life Position?

I checked the NCR this morning to see which of their writers would be the first out of the gate to instrumentalize the heinous killing of children in Connecticut to argue for tougher gun control laws.
Would it be Michael Sean … Continue reading

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