Daily Archives: 30 November 2013

We are on one side of the threshold we shall soon cross.

Today in our Roman Rite it is the last day of the liturgical year. We are on one side of the threshold.  We cross over soon. Of Advent, the holy bishop of Milan St. Charles Borromeo (+1584) said: “Like a … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “…and my wife said, ‘But that’s a good thing!'”

From a reader: Since you like to hear of such things…my wife and I are “reverts”. For about a year now. Last year we made a pact to not miss mass for all of advent, which started us down the … Continue reading

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Reason #10 for Summorum Pontificum

There is great virtue in simply remaining grounded in the Church’s teachings, following the liturgical books carefully, and minding your p’s and q’s.  If nothing else, the Church can help to keep you under control. That is certainly the case … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for December

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for December Vatican City, 29 November 2013 (VIS) – Pope Francis’ general prayer intention for December is: “That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need”. His mission … Continue reading

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