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Christ’s childhood home found?

The “historical Jesus” is only of passing interest in comparison to the Lord of Salvation.
The Daily Mail has a piece about how archaeologists, reading medieval manuscripts, have identified a likely place …

Hewn into a hillside, this is the humble stone … Continue reading

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Bp. Galantino, 66, resigned

I note with interest in today’s Bolletino that His Excellency Nunzio Galantino, Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio and Secretary of the Italian Bishops Conference has resigned at age 66.
You might recall that Bp. Galantino has made some odd statements. For example, … Continue reading

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CHICAGO: Chinese Food Edition

Where I am, near the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, there is no good Chinese food. It is a hardship.
So, when I get to Chicago, I really enjoy finding some good Chinese fare at what must be one of the … Continue reading

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Is there an agenda at work behind Pope Francis’ back?

Monday Vatican is out.
First paragraph…
Pope Francis: An Agenda Behind his Back?
Is there an agenda at work behind Pope Francis’ back? As he carries out his plan of renewal for the Church, one that is based on the purification of hearts, … Continue reading

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BREITBART: Canadian Fr. Rosica threatens to sue Canadian blogger (Vox Cantoris)

There is a piece at Brietbart by Austin Ruse (who runs C-FAM) about how Canadian Fr. Thomas Rosica, who does a lot of work with the Holy See Press Office, has threatened to sue a Canadian blogger.  My emphases:

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Your Ash Wednesday Sermon Notes

Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, as every Sunday is. However, many people go to Mass for the beginning of Lent.
Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for Ash Wednesday?

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the Sunday sermon you heard this weekend?
Let us know!

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First and foremost, help each other…
Some recent posts, which scroll off quickly.

A Blog Milestone and a Mass for Benefactors
Something fun for the consistory: The Cardinal… locations
25 years ago, from 4 billion miles away… a … Continue reading

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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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Link between German Church Tax and Germans pushing for changes?

At CNA we see a connection.
Could it be that the Germans are leading in the charge in watering down the Church’s discipline and teaching about reception of Communion, because of big losses in revenue through the Church Tax, Die Kirchensteuer?
As church-goers wane, … Continue reading

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