Daily Archives: 25 March 2014

ASK FATHER: Christian funeral, burial for divorced, remarried?

From a reader…
Can a Catholic who is divorced and remarried without an annulment receive a Catholic Christian burial?
Can. 1184 lists – exhaustively – those Catholics who may be deprived of a Church funeral:
Can. 1184 §1. Unless they gave some signs … Continue reading

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When “NO!” is PASTORAL! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

“Pastoral charity”… note the phrase!
His Eminence, Raymond Card. Burke, gave an interview to Polonia Christiana magazine.  Lifesite rendered it into English HERE.
In one of his responses, the Cardinal said:
In the case of a politician or other public figure who acts against the … Continue reading

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Help from Chinese readers? Act of Contrition.

From a Chinese reader who asks for help:
I am a Chinese Catholic and many of our prayers are translations from some original Latin edition.
One of the most beautiful is the traditional Act of Contrition which is still commonly used in … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh on the ending of the Left’s honeymoon with Pope Francis

I have been harping on this for a while: the Left will turn on Francis one day.
From Rush Limbaugh’s stack of stuff. He was on the air yesterday. Here is the transcript.  My legendary emphases and comments.
End of Left’s Honeymoon with Pope … Continue reading

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25 March: The Good Thief, St. Dismas

Though we are deep into Lent, today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation.
However, did you know that today is the feast day of the “Good Thief“, known by tradition as St. Dismas?
I have sometimes wondered about the choice of … Continue reading

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