Daily Archives: 11 April 2013

Dominican Sisters compete in the American Bible Challenge

The next stage of the American Bible Challenge is on tonight, Thursday, at 9 pm EDT on the Game Show Network
This gameshow tests the contestant’s knowledge of baseball trivia.
Gotchya.
Among the teams competing are the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the … Continue reading

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Fishwrap supports the US bishops… once in a while

The Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) today has an article about the US bishops and the hotly debated gun-control legislation.
In evidence is their use of a story from the Religion News Service.
As the Senate takes up a heated debate over … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Palm Sunday – substitution of Passion with a slideshow narrated by children

From a reader:
At this year’s Palm Sunday Mass (Novus Ordo) at a Benedictine monastery near where I live, the Passion Narrative was cut in its entirety and replaced with a slide show of sorts narrated by children from the parish. … Continue reading

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Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun and the Congressional Medal of Honor

Fr. Emil Kapaun will posthumously receive the Congressional Medal of Honor today.
He received the Bronze Star in life and, after death, the Distinguished Service Cross.
As a POW in a Chinese camp during the horrible winter of 1951 he was… amazing.
His … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Traditional retreat centers

From a reader:
Can you recommend a retreat center for traditional Catholics? Most I have found online sound too, um, modern for my taste and would be a torment and not an occasion for spiritual growth.
Perhaps you can help, dear readers?

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Just Too Cool: playing Mass

I occasionally receive questions about or photos of boys “playing Mass”.
I received a photo from a reader of a lad being helped by a Dominican Sister of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.   (NB: She is neither serving nor is … Continue reading

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11 April: St. Gemma Galgani

In the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find this entry today:
11. Lucae in Italia, sanctae Gemmae Galgani, virginis, quae, dominicae Passionis contemplatione et doloribus patienter toleratis insignis, viginti quinque annos nata, angelicam vitam die Sabbati Sancti consummavit.
Among her other earthly sufferings, Gemma … Continue reading

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