Daily Archives: 9 January 2014

Be glad you live where you live (most of you, that is)

I read at BBC, that my favorite Chinese film director, Zhang Yimou, has been fined for having too many children.
China fines Zhang Yimou $1.2m over one-child policy breach
China has fined popular film director Zhang Yimou more than one million dollars … Continue reading

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Catholics priests have rights, too!

At News and Faith there is a good piece everyone should look at.
OPEN SEASON ON PRIESTS? Demands To Disclose Names Of Priests Not Credibly Accused Of Abuse Go Too Far!
St. Paul, MN—Catholics priests have rights, too, and the Catholic Defense … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordileone establishes “Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship”

For your Brick by Brick file, I was sent a link to an entry at Catholic San Francisco about a new liturgical institute established by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Archbishop explains goal of new liturgical institute
On the eve of the feast of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A bishop publicly dumps Pope Benedict

I was sent a link to a video with some of an interview by Bishop Enrico dal Covolo, who is presently rector of my old school, the Pontifical Lateran University.  dal Covolo, an SDB (aka Socio di Bertone aka Salesian) … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When confessing, do I have to hear, understand the absolution for it to be valid?

From a reader:
A confessor I go to has recently made it his practice to whisper the words of absolution while I am saying the Act of Contrition. The first time he did this I did not catch it and after … Continue reading

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Numbers down in England and Wales

A depressing bit of news from not-too-Catholic-friendly RNS:
Roman Catholics decline in England, Wales
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The number of Roman Catholic adherents in England and Wales fell by more than 90,000 in 2012, despite a wave of immigrants from Poland and … Continue reading

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