Monthly Archives: April 2013

Abandon all hope, ye (criminals) who enter here!

From a reader (and regular commentator) in Wisconsin:  

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic fast… AFTER Communion? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: I heard recently that there is a rule that after receiving Holy Communion, a person should not eat for fifteen minutes (I think because that’s how long the Body of Christ is in us after Communion). Most … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confusion about celebrating parish, patronal feasts

From a reader: The Parish to which I belong is dedicated to the Patronage of a Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (April 28) and the Parish Church (brick and mortar) is dedicated to Saint Bernadette Soubirous (April 16). Canon Law prohibits changing … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on “Clerical Slumming” (make popcorn)

The pesky, trouble-making canonist Ed Peters – I am glad he is on the side of the good, the true and beautiful, by the way – over at his site vivisects a priest. After reading this, I made popcorn and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, the Devil, and You

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, talks frequently about the Devil. This is another example of how Francis is, in his preaching, a bit more concrete than Benedict. During his fervorino for Mass today, Pope Francis spoke about the “prince of … Continue reading

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What homosexual “marriage” advocates are really after

This was sent by an alert reader. From the site of the Illinois Family Institute earlier in April comes this. Homosexual Activist Admits True Purpose of Battle is to Destroy Marriage Written By Micah Clark | 04.06.13 Even knowing that … Continue reading

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WaPo: Homosexual Episcopal bishop dictates to Catholics what we should believe

I saw in WaPo that the homosexual Episcopalian ex-bishop of New Hampshire is telling Catholics what their doctrine and discipline should be. This serves as a follow-up to my post about Protestants who deign to determine for Catholics what ordination really is … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?

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I have been thinking a lot about Gregorian chant these days.  As often happens when I am pecking away at a subject, someone sends me a link to something useful. There is a series of videos on YouTube in French … Continue reading

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