Monthly Archives: March 2013

Martyrdom and you.

Over at the National Catholic Register, Matthew Archbold has this sobering observation:
Preparing my Children for Martyrdom
I was looking at my children in Mass yesterday and a horrifying thought occurred to me. If I do my job well as a parent, … Continue reading

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New experiments show that the Shroud dates to 1st century AD

From Vatican Insider:
New experiments on Shroud show it’s not medieval
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New scientific experiments carried out at the University of Padua have apparently confirmed that the Shroud Turin can be dated back to the 1st century AD. This makes its compatible … Continue reading

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PARIS: Notre Dame gets new bells for her 850th birthday – video

We Catholics love our bells.  Bells are, traditionally, not just blessed but “baptized”.  They are given names as well.
From The History Blog:
Notre Dame gets new bells for her 850th birthday
Notre Dame de Paris, the Gothic cathedral that is one of … Continue reading

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TRADS ON FIRE! Young men getting the job done and implementing a TLM in a parish.

Here is a good Brick By Brick story.
A while back I posted a note to traditional Catholics.  This is our time to push forward and use the provisions of Summorum Pontificum and advance the vision of Benedict XVI.  I urge … Continue reading

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A new blog by faithful Catholic women: Catholic Women Rising

There is a new blog by Catholic women who are faithful to the Church’s teachings: Catholic Women Rising
The manifesto:
We the undersigned
This blog has been set up as a place where faithful practicing Catholic women may register their support for Catholic … Continue reading

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Robert Spencer on Pope Francis and “dialogue” with Islam

Pope Francis has openly expressed desire for dialogue with Islam. HERE.
Here is a thought provoking piece from Robert Spencer about dialogue with Islam:
Pope Francis: “Intensify” Catholic “dialogue” with Islam
I am all for dialogue between Muslims and Christians when it is … Continue reading

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ARMENIA: Islamic rebels demand $250,000 for kidnapped Catholic priest

From Public Radio of Armenia:
Rebels demand $250,000 for the kidnapped Armenian Catholic Priest
A world wide appeal has been initiated by the Bishop Marayati, Armenian Catholic, of Aleppo for the release of Fr Michael Kayyal who was kidnapped on 9th February … Continue reading

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Of Holy Thursday and the foot-washing rite: problems – solutions

Dr. Peters at In The Light Of The Law, a blog on matters canonical, has this to day.  He doesn’t have an open combox (which I quietly envy sometimes), so we can have the foot-fight food-fight over here.
The annual Lenten … Continue reading

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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.
The … Continue reading

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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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