Daily Archives: 23 March 2014

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard during the Mass for your Sunday obligation?
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A little bonus for the sanctification of your Sunday

Here is a little bonus for the sanctification of your Sunday.
Here is audio of the Benedictine monks at Le Barroux and their Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after Sunday Vespers.
How I enjoyed Sunday Vespers and Benedict at my home parish, … Continue reading

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Audio interview with Fr. Richard Heilman

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, about whom I have written before, had a good audio interview with Christine Niles.  HERE.
He talks about shutting down a local strip bar through prayer, shifting to ad orientem worship and having a 40% increase … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, Linking Back, Mail from priests | Tagged | 5 Comments

What’s up in Vienna’s Stephensdom?

This is pretty weird.  From a reader:
I have recently visited Vienna and was stunned by the beautiful churches of this magnificent city. One day I went to St. Michael’s church not far from Stephensdom and it was there and then … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can divorced, remarried without “annulment” be Extraordinary Ministers of Communion?

From a reader…
Can divorced/remarried laity, without decree of nullity, become Special Ministers of Communion?
The short answer is “No!”
The longer answer is “Noooooooo!”

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ASK FATHER: Lying during confession

From a reader…
Is it a mortal sin if one accidentally lies in Confession about a venial sin?
You cannot “accidentally” lie.  A lie is a deliberate distortion of the truth.  It cannot be an accident.  People can makes mistakes, say things that … Continue reading

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29-30 March: Francis announces days of penance and prayer for Rome

Pope Francis talks about going to confession.  He talks about confession a lot.  As a matter of fact, he talks about more than his predecessors did.
Now comes this.
From CNA:
Vatican City, Mar 23, 2014 / 06:38 am (CNA).- During his Sunday … Continue reading

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