Category Archives: New Evangelization

Drought in California? ¡Vaya lío! Revive the Oratio Imperata, traditional public Processions

At Catholic Vote I saw an entry about how the bishops of California are praying for rain. It’s pretty dry out out there on the Left Coast.

SACRAMENTO Catholic bishops called for divine intervention Tuesday as California endures what appears to … Continue reading

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BEGONE SATAN! Epiphany Blessings, The Devil, and You

Epiphany is coming, Reverend Fathers.  We have special blessings we can use.
You will find actual blessings in the Rituale Romanum (not in the dreadful “Book of Blessings”).
First, we have the famous blessing of chalk, then used to mark the doors of … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgences for particular days by Fr. F

I highly recommend a blog post on indulgences by my good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, the great Dean of Bexley and p.p. of Blackfen, the unabashedly Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist, Fr. Tim Finigan.  HERE
A sample with my emphases and comments:
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[T]there are many plenary indulgences given … Continue reading

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Gain Plenary Indulgences on 31 Dec and 1 Jan

We should develop the good habit of gaining indulgences. Holy Church provides many opportunities to gain these spiritual gifts from the treasure of the merits of Christ and the saints.
Keep in mind that in addition to the work to be … Continue reading

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Not exactly RCIA and sharing your feelings

With a biretta tip to St. Louis Catholic, who did a good job with this, we should review what we believe as faithful Catholics.
This is the formula that I used when I was admitted to Holy Church as a convert, … Continue reading

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Fatherless homes a key factor in school shootings, teen delinquency

This article from NRO drills into one tragically sad aspect of school shootings:
Sons of Divorce, School Shooters
By W. Bradford Wilcox
Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook … Continue reading

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VIDEO Interview with Card. Burke on EWTN – on Francis, the Ap. Exhortation, Summorum Pontificum

Be sure to view the recent episode of The World Over on EWTN. Raymond Arroyo interviewed His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke on a range of issues.
They dig into The Francis Effect, the recent Apostolic Exhortation and its controversy, reform … Continue reading

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Communion for divorced/remarried. Ed Peters on what’s at stake.

Sacramental marriage is either indissoluble or it not.
Over at his fine canon law blog, canonist Ed Peters has something to say about an upcoming, building controversy.
Let’s understand what’s at stake
by Dr. Edward Peters
I suspect we’ll see more of this in … Continue reading

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Active Participation … for WHOM?

On the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium, I read this:
Dutch bishops give Pope Francis a bleak picture of Catholic Church in decline
Dutch bishops visiting Rome this week have given Pope Francis a dramatic snapshot of the steep decline of Roman … Continue reading

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Fewer Catholics schedule funerals for their dead

A tip of the biretta to Pewsitter for this piece from the Worcester Telegram:
Bishop McManus worried that some omit funeral Masses
WORCESTER — Bishop Robert J. McManus is expressing concern that Central Massachusetts Roman Catholics are not scheduling funeral Masses for … Continue reading

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