Tag Archives: death

Reader Feedback about going to confession

From a reader: Dear Fr Z Until today, I had not been to confession (and therefore not taken Communion) this calendar year. My spiritual life was decaying and I was “lapsing”, having lost trust and hope in the saving grace … Continue reading

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Posted in Four Last Things, GO TO CONFESSION, HONORED GUESTS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Vermont: Death with Dignity Bill

From a priest reader: Dear Fr. Z, Can I ask for urgent prayers from your readers? The Vermont State legislature (one of the most secular in the country) is trying to rush through the “Death with Dignity” Bill this week … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, Four Last Things, Mail from priests, Religious Liberty, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Free contraception is good for big business abortion

Abortion is big business.  Merchants of death such as Planned Parenthood, and now apparently the White House, know this.  Therefore they promote promiscuity, which will lead to more abortions which will produce more profits.  It isn’t difficult.  As part of … Continue reading

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Saints of pots and pans, shipwrecks, beheading, and music both mystical and sublime

I bring to your attention four saints on the calendar listed in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum. 1. Sancti Roberti Bellarmino, episcopi et Ecclesiae doctoris, e Societate Iesu, qui praeclare de theologicis temporis sui controversiis peculiari ac subtili habitu disputavit; cardinalis … Continue reading

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