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Portuguese Bishop denies perpetual virginity of Mary

UPDATE 26 Dec: The bishop “corrected” things – he thinks – in a sermon.  HERE UPDATE 24 Dec: Note below that I wrote: “what they are reported to have said” From a reader … Quick update: as expected Bp. Linda … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Two VERY different DAUGHTERS!

Some of you long time readers may recall that I’ve been a character in a sci-fi series. I was even killed… at least once. If that isn’t a motivation to read them, I don’t know what is. I became a … Continue reading

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The Annunciation – The 1st Joyful Mystery

Because the vagaries of your planet’s progress around your yellow sun, and because of the whirling of it’s largest satellite, this year the Feast of the Annunciation fell on Palm Sunday.  Hence, our celebration of this great mystery has been … Continue reading

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Tota pulchra es, Maria

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception! When I was in seminary in Rome, the rector called everyone to the chapel and personally taught all the men this chant. Here’s another version which I love, by Maurice Durufle. It took a … Continue reading

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