Daily Archives: 29 August 2014

Aroma Therapy – Catholic style

A priest friend sent this to share for your Just Too Cool file.  From Science Daily:
Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses
Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: So angry from liturgical abuses that I didn’t go to Communion!

From a reader…
QUAERTUR:
While out of town we attended a Redemptorist ____. They had a visiting priest from “Food for the Poor. He began the Mass as if he were a Baptist preacher making us all say ”Amen” several times until we pleased … Continue reading

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29 August: Beheading of St. John the Baptist – diminishing returns

Today is the feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist.
I consider this (also) my name day, and in so many ways it is more appropriate for me than the Nativity of John in June.
Here is the Roman Martyrology entry … Continue reading

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