Daily Archives: 2 March 2015

ASK FATHER: Stole-less confession. Okay?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Does a priest have to wear a stole during confession? I surprised a priest and asked for confession and he did without a stole.
No, a priest does not have to wear a stole.
The stole is a powerful symbol of … Continue reading

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UPDATE: D. Madison: Bp. Morlino and the surge of priestly vocations (Parts 1 & 2)

I updated this with Part 2 from the WSJ, below.  Read about a seminarian who will say the TLM.
To make a donation to the Diocese of Madison and to earmark it for seminarians, click HERE.
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Posted in New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , , , , | 92 Comments

It’s NOT a “women’s issue” it’s a “human rights” issue.

One problem we face constantly now is that abortion advocates, big-business abortion and pro-abortion catholics have successfully framed abortion as a “women’s” issue.
It isn’t.
It is a human rights issue.
There is a piece at the site Pregnancy Help News which reminded me of the difficulty … Continue reading

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