Daily Archives: 18 May 2015

Rome – Day 4: Of turtles and dead mice

Yesterday we wandered around and saw a few churches in the Ghetto part of town. On the way we visited one of the “Talking Statues”. And nearby there is one of the fountains set up during the time of Il … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: To whom does Seal of Confession apply?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does the seal of confession bind the penitent in any way? Background: Talking with a friend awhile ago I mentioned something I was told in confession. My friend said he was very uncomfortable with this – implying that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we open our business on Sunday?

From a reader… My family and I are considering buying a business. One point of debate within the family is the idea of opening on Sunday. The business is a candy store, but more than that will also provide a place for people to … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a GOOD point made during the homily you heard for your 7th Sunday of Easter or Sunday After Ascension (I hope) or for Ascension Thursday Sunday?   Let us know!

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Concerning concelebration

At his excellent blog, Mutual Enrichment, Fr. Hunwicke has a few posts about concelebration. Samples… Pope Innocent III on Concelebration: Innocent III takes it for granted that “from time to time many priests concelebrate” and adds “the Cardinal Presbyters of Rome … Continue reading

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Some Monday Vatican drilling

You all should check out today’s Monday Vatican by Andrea Gagliarducci. This week Andrea drills into the circumstances and implications of the recently election of Card. Tagle of Manila as head of Caritas International. Here is one section: The progressive … Continue reading

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