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Reflection on the election.

The Roman historian Livy wrote about the terminal decline of the Roman Republic that “Nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus… We can bear neither our vices nor the remedies.”
Alas, I fear that our vices have called forth precisely the … Continue reading

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For you pro-Obama Catholics, something to consider before voting

This came to my email from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute:
The much publicised claim of Planned Parenthood to not only provide abortions but also health services such as mammograms have been proven as false. Following President Obama’s repeated assertion of the … Continue reading

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Before and during the Election: Eucharistic Adoration, works of mercy, mortifications, prayers

May I make a suggestion for Election Day?
Get a group of people together and ask, plead, beg, pester the pastor of your parish to open the church or chapel so you can have all day and all night Adoration of … Continue reading

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Some Civics! In the case of an Electoral College tie…. Fr. Z POLL!

POLL BELOW
What happens if, in the presidential election, both candidates wind up with the same number of Electoral College votes? WaPo has some scenarios HERE.
Review: Popular vote does not elect a President as it does Representatives to Congress (Senators were … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s Election Year Prayer For The Faithful Witness of Catholics in the USA

Card. Burke wrote a prayer which the Catholic Vote folks have posted:
AN ELECTION YEAR PRAYER FOR THE FAITHFUL
WITNESS OF CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES
By His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke,
Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
O Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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VIDEO about November. Fr. Z asks, “What is this? Tolkien?”

When I saw this video my first thought was, “What is this? Tolkien?”
Perhaps it is.
The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings present a seemingly hopeless  struggle against evil.  The protagonists were constantly challenged to overcome their limitations, make sacrificial … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Anniversary to Pope Benedict XVI!

Today is the 7th anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI.
Ad multos annos!
Please pray for the Holy Father, today and every day.
Do you remember where you were when you heard the news? I ask this every year (and asked it … Continue reading

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Votes matter

The results of the Iowa Caucuses were incredibly close, a virtual tie: Romney by 8 votes… .000065%.
I have friends who have opined that they may opt out of the voting process in this election cycle.
That is a really bad idea.
The … Continue reading

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