Daily Archives: 12 January 2014

“immensely complex… huge ramifications… major reverberations…”

The Holy Father baptized the baby of a couple who are only civilly married. ¡Vaya lío! From the excellent Canon Law blog of Ed Peters… who is probably smart not to have an open combox.  Or .. maybe he just … Continue reading

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Pope Francis baptized baby of couple with civil marriage only

This is interesting. Today Pope Francis followed the custom of other Popes and baptized babies in the Sistine Chapel. But wait!  There’s more! I read in La Stampa that the parents of one of the babies isn’t married. That is to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis “ad orientem”

Today the Holy Father celebrated Holy Mass in the Sistine Chapel, now customary on the Novus Ordo’s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. He celebrated ad orientem versus, as did Pope Benedict.

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New Cardinals

Today the Holy Father named new Cardinals, including: The Pontiff made the announcement during his Angelus address in St Peter’s Square this morning. The Pope named 15 other voting cardinals: – Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State; – Archbishop … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard when you fulfilled your Sunday Mass obligation.

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