Daily Archives: 30 December 2013

A TV commercial for your consideration: POLL

An Argentinian Coca-Cola commercial for your consideration. Let’s have a poll! Pick your best answer and discuss (if registered and approved) in the combox, below. If you vote “Stupendous!” or “Blech!”, you had better explain yourselves!

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ASK FATHER: Father coughed so I didn’t go to Communion.

From a reader. QUAERITUR: Shortly before the consecration on Sunday, the priest had a fit of coughing, and coughed into his right hand. What should he have done? I was worried about the transmission of germs, and did not go … Continue reading

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Devolution of power to regional Churches? I think not.

There is a fear among some people with whom I converse that Pope Francis might undercut Roman curial congregations and devolve authority to regional conferences of bishops. I am all for subsidiarity.  That said, some things just don’t work well … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL – UK: Priest buys lost Van Dyck for £400

You just never know what you might have in your attic or find in a shop. From Express: Antiques Roadshow discovery: Van Dyck masterpiece bought for just £400 is worth £400,000 A PORTRAIT bought for £400 has been revealed as … Continue reading

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