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Card. Burke’s magisterial talk in England: If we can’t get the family right, New Evangelization will fail.

His Eminence Raymond Leo (Latin for “Lion”) Card. S.R.E. Burke was in England recently. He sang Mass for which my friend Fr. Finigan was one of the sacred ministers. He gave quite a talk. The full text is HERE. The … Continue reading

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SYNODGATE – Five Cardinals Book stolen from participants’ mailboxes at last year’s Synod on Family

It seems that this story about #Synodgate is being picked up by lots of people.
What will be really interesting to watch is who does not pick this up.
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I have wanted to write about this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A revert wonders about validity of previous marriage

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was Baptized Catholic, but my mother stopped practicing when I was 5. I have been married and divorced in a Protestant ceremony, no priest or deacon was present (a myriad of protestant ministers, of varying qualifications, were … Continue reading

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A piece of good news

A very smart priest friend sent me a note this morning with two pieces of good news regarding Pope Francis.  I’ll simply share what he sent…. no, wait… I’ll share the first piece of good news.  I may post the second … Continue reading

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy’s “Statement in support ofMarriage”

The conference I attended in Rome, held by the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has concluded.   The CCC groups represented were from Australia, Ireland, the UK, and USA.
The CCC issued a joint statement, HERE, which follows (my emphases):

Statement in support of … Continue reading

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A 70th Wedding Anniversary

Via FNC:
George and Barbara Bush celebrate 70th wedding anniversary
Former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush are marking a milestone in their love story this Tuesday, celebrating 70 years of marriage.
The longest-wed presidential couple set the record in … Continue reading

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Marriage Tips from a Couple Married for 87 Years

From the National Organization for Marriage:
Marriage Tips from a Couple Married for 87 Years
Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher married on May 13, 1924.  In 2008, they broke the Guinness World Record for being the longest married living couple.  Both died at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Weddings on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?

From a reader:
Can a couple get married on a holy day of obligation?
What about (more generally) on a Sunday (which, in a certain sense, is a holy day of obligation)?
The Rite of Marriage may be used anytime except during the … Continue reading

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“I find your lack of faith … invalidating.”

All around Rome there is buzz that soon we may be seeing something from the Holy See about the issue of Communion for divorced/remarried couples.  Of course there would be, right?  There is a synod on the family coming up.
This … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI speaks of the “profound crisis” of marriage as a “crisis in faith”

His Holiness addressed the crisis of marriage as a crisis in faith in his sermon to open the Synod of Bishops and to proclaim St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. John of Avila as Doctors of the Church.  The Synod is … Continue reading

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