Daily Archives: 31 March 2015

Tolerance is over

The world is going nuts. I have often felt a bit like Cassandra, but … Cassandra was right.
Here is another take.
From the pen of John Zmirak at The Stream with my emphases and comments:
The expected Supreme Court decision imposing on 50 states … Continue reading

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Foot washing on Holy Thursday. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In the Roman Rite, the washing of feet on Holy Thursday is an option.  It may be left out without disturbing the integrity of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper (otherwise, it wouldn’t be a legitimate option).
Watch now as … Continue reading

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Spem in allium

Some garlicky notes for this Holy Week.
First, at BBC an ancient recipe made new.
1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said.
Scientists recreated a 9th … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s blessings by telephone

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I know of a priest who imparts blessings over the telephone. Is this valid?
The Holy Father has the authority to impart a blessing by means of electronic transmission. The faithful, who are unable to be present where the Holy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mini homilies at the beginning of Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question, it seems to be very common for priests to give a sort of mini-homily at the very beginning of Mass. This has always annoyed me very much, but I have not been able to tell if … Continue reading

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