Daily Archives: 28 October 2018

ASK FATHER: How to gain the 1-8 November plenary indulgence

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thanks to you and your blog, I am intending to receive a plenary indulgence or three (aim high!) for the souls in purgatory over Nov 1 – Nov 8. Reading through the Manual of Indulgences, from the fourth edition … Continue reading

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“I’ll take ‘25000 Words Of Blah Blah And Landmines’, for 200, please, Alex!”

I’ve been, as much as possible ignoring the Synod’s (“walking together”) document.  First, I’ve wanted a pleasant day.  Was the Synod really about producing a document?   Or was it about creating smokescreens and providing cover for the placement of … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: Birthday and Mudbug

When I woke up this morning, I felt different. Then a bright light shone through the ceiling and a voice boomed: Canon 1252 All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults … Continue reading

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Rome – Days 4-5: Progress and processions

Since many of you like the food photos, let’s start with that. Catching up with friends at a meal is one of my principal delights when I return. I’ve had several visits at Gammarelli to work out some details on … Continue reading

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Card. Zen’s op-ed in the NYT

Be sure to read thoroughly the opinion piece in the NYT offered a couple days ago by His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen Ze-Kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong. HERE The Pope Doesn’t Understand China I know the Church in China, … Continue reading

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