Daily Archives: 27 March 2015

From a Father of the Church to everyone who texts and tweets

A note from a Father of the Church to everyone who texts and tweets. Tip o’ the biretta to the Laudator.
Basil, letter XII (to Olympius; tr. Roy J. Deferrari):
You used to write us little enough, but now you do … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! POLL ALERT! Wisconsin Judge strikes down law requiring abortion docs to have hospital privileges

At the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel there is a poll about a recent decision of a federal judge (an Obama appointee, probably raised Catholic HERE) to strike down a law requiring that doctors performing abortions (aka infanticide) also have admitting privileges … Continue reading

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Monthly donations: a request

I had posted this back on 3 December and 13 February (which had been “lean” days) and there was a great response.  Let’s give it another try.
I am always grateful when donations come in, either ad hoc (one offs) or … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have known many people who will change “Holy Ghost” to “Holy Spirit” the moment they come across it in a prayer, about as readily as they may switch “thee, thou and thy” to “you, you, and your.” I know … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Delaying baptism until after Lent

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The pastoral associate at our NO parish makes a point of insisting every year that we don’t do Baptisms during Lent, supposedly as a way of showing unity with the Catechumens. A couple of years ago, for my daughter that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do vestments really matter?!?

From a deacon…
QUAERITUR:
Does the kind, shape, color, and texture of vestments worn to celebrate the Mass really matter? Or, is it the person wearing the vestment is about building God’s Kingdom here on earth?
Wow… interesting.
I am reminded of John 12.
Jesus therefore, six … Continue reading

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