Daily Archives: 25 March 2013

Rumors of war against the Apostolic Nuncio in Great Britain

In the next year or so, a large percentage of the dioceses in England and Wales will be opening up as their bishops retire.   That means the role of the Apostolic Nuncio in Great Britain is of critical importance.
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25 March 1991: Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre – R.I.P.

Under another entry a reader reminded us that on this day in 1991 Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre died.
I learned of his death in an interesting way. I was that morning opening up our office (the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“) because I … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Swiss Guards

Enjoy!

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25 March: The Good Thief, St. Dismas

You may have noticed that today is not the Feast of the Annunciation (9 months before Christmas).  Annunciation has been bumped to the first available day after the Easter Octave, this year 8 April.
However, today is the feast day of … Continue reading

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You can never really “leave the Church”.

I occasionally get an message from someone who explains in self-righteous high dudgeon that she is leaving the Church because of [INSERT FLIMSY EXCUSE HERE].
Over at his excellent blog, Ed Peters looks at a case of someone who said he … Continue reading

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Excellent address by Archbp. Chaput on the attacks on religious liberty

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has some remarks on religious liberty which I found on the site of the Witherspoon Institute.  My emphases and comments.
Our First Right: Religious Liberty
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Simply put, religious freedom is a fundamental natural right and first among … Continue reading

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