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Orthodox Church to be re-built at World Trade Center

Here is a video which is a digital “tour” of the future St. Nicholas [Orthodox] National Shrine to be built at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
The video is pretty cool. I am not hot … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Valid absolution from Orthodox priest, but not from SSPX priest?

From a reader…
Quaeritur:
Why is absolution from an Orthodox priest valid but absolution from an SSPX priest invalid? I was told by someone that this is one argument from the SSPX as to why their Confessions are valid.
This won’t satisfy some … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Greek island without a Catholic church on Sunday

From a reader:
we will be on a Greek island without a Catholic church on a Sunday:
can we attend the Greek mass and/or receive the Sacrament?
You can, and I think should, attend the Greek Divine Liturgy if attending a Catholic Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I be godfather to child of a former-Catholic, now Orthodox?

From a reader:
A childhood friend of mine formerly a catholic “converted” to an Eastern Orthodox Church to get married. Now they are expecting their first child and have asked me to stand as sponsor for their child in their Eastern … Continue reading

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The Russians aren’t coming! The Russians aren’t coming!

From Reuters:
Exclusive: Orthodox leader urges Vatican to resolve dispute
By Philip Pullella | Reuters – 23 hrs ago
ROME (Reuters) – A senior leader of the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday called on the Vatican to do more to resolve outstanding disputes … Continue reading

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A St. Andrew’s Day surprise

Did any of you notice this?
This took me a bit by surprise.
Card. Bertone went to Kazakhstan and gave the Orthodox Church there a major relic of St. Andrew from those venerated in Amalfi.
I recall a few years ago when John … Continue reading

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Orthodox Bishop to Anglicans: you are doomed if you don’t stop

Remember what Card. Dias told the assembled Anglican leadership at Lambeth in 2008.  He said that their course indicates they are heading towards "spiritual Alzheimer’s" and "ecclesial Parkinson’s"
Now here is another warning.
This comes by of His Hermeuticalness, Fr. Finigan.
Metropolitan Hilarion … Continue reading

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