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ACTION ITEM! Help Franciscan Friars!

UPDATE 27 Jan:
I thought you might like a follow up about the collection taken for the Franciscan Friars.
Here is what I received from my friend who is coordinating the project for them.
I wanted to give you an update on the … Continue reading

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How did ‘ad orientem’ worship go in the Diocese of Lincoln?

Do you remember that in the Diocese of Lincoln, Bishop Conley decided to celebrated Holy Mass ad orientem versus during Advent?  HERE
The blog Corpus Christi Watershed has a follow up on how that went.  Sample:
A number of other parishes in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Bisexual woman called hypocrite by mother for not accepting sister’s transgender lifestyle

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am a young woman who also happens to be bisexual. Because it clashes with my faith values, I freely choose NOT to act on my sexual attraction to women. My family, who is NOT Catholic, doesn’t understand … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – POLL – Card. Burke on Church becoming “feminized” UPDATE

Over Crux, the same-sex union between the Fishwrap and the secular Boston Globe (with all the same characters).
There is a poll, on the left side.. scroll down.

I, for one, agree.  Make up your own mind.
Results as of this writing…

Perhaps all of you could … Continue reading

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SCOTUS to hear unnatural “marriage” case. It’s time to do reparation, invoke God with powerful prayers.

So, the Supreme Court will finally have to get into same-sex stuff.   I don’t want to call it marriage.  The best I can do it call it “marriage”.   Whatever the civil, legal terms are used, it it impossible … Continue reading

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LONDON DAY 1: “Blognic”? After the 6:30 Mass?

Several people have written about meeting up with me while I am in London (which is only for a few days).
I don’t know if people regularly go to The Coal Hole after the 6:30 PM Mass at Corpus Christi on … Continue reading

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22 Jan: Pontifical Mass (TLM) after March for Life!

On Thursday, 22 January in Washington DC, at 4:00 PM, after the March For Life, there will be a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois.
Mass is scheduled … Continue reading

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy’s “Statement in support ofMarriage”

The conference I attended in Rome, held by the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has concluded.   The CCC groups represented were from Australia, Ireland, the UK, and USA.
The CCC issued a joint statement, HERE, which follows (my emphases):

Statement in support of … Continue reading

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Card Burke interview on “hot button” topics. Fr. Z rants.

At my old stomping ground The Wanderer (I had a weekly column for 11 years) there is an interview with His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.  Read the whole thing there, but here is a sample of Part One of the interview, … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgences 31 Dec and 1 Jan

Today, the last day of the year, you have an opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, by taking part in the recitation or singing of the Te Deum in a church or oratory.
Tomorrow, 1 January, you … Continue reading

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