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Happy Name Day, Card. Burke!

In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Raymond of Penfort.  As such, today is the onomastico, or Name Day, of His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
Coincidently, St. Raymond is the patron saint of canonists.
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A great quote

To tell the priest to throw away theology and impress us with his personality, is exactly like telling the doctor to throw away physiology and merely hypnotize us with his glittering eye.
G.K. Chesterton

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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I am now home, back at the SPTDV.
Today I struggle up to go say a 7:30 Mass, after which I felt really awful.
I have a bit of a temperature and I spent most of the day sleeping.
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Your Good News

I haven’t asked for awhile.
What is your good news?

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How liberals want to rule.

From CharismaNews:
Houston, We Still Have a Problem: Lesbian Mayor at It Again
Remember when Houston’s lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, tried to subpoena five pastors’ sermons in a case over the controversial transgender rights ordinance there? This same lesbian mayor is trying … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, the UN, and an encyclical on the environment

Be sure to spend a little time with Thom Peters’ piece at Catholic Vote about Pope Francis, the new, projected encyclical on the environment and human ecology, and the UN.
There are pithy phrases which we might put on mugs and … Continue reading

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The value of a real letter

We have become so used to email and texts.  Do we write letters anymore?
Last year I resolved to write more by hand.  I actually thought about making a bargain with someone to exchange well-crafted, well-pondered letters which, over the years, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Who should cleanse vessels during Mass?

From a reader…
My priest barely pours water into one chalice and swishes it in all four to cleanse. He consumes it and doesn’t wipe them out but passes them over to the Eucharistic Ministers to wipe out after Mass. Is … Continue reading

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1 Jan: Mass for Benefactors

Tomorrow I will celebrate my Holy Mass for the intention of all those who have been benefactors during the year, people who have sent donations and anything from my wishlists. I am very grateful to all of you.
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