Daily Archives: 12 May 2010

Pray for Pope Benedict

The Holy Father is clearly feeling the heavy burden of his office. Let us all pray more frequently for the Holy Father and remind others to do the same. From the the Enchiridion of Indulgences, #25: A partial indulgence is … Read More

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“conscience truly so called”

His Hermeneuticalness as a great entry on the proper understanding and function of a person’s conscience in case of possible conflict with the, for example, teaching of a Pope or of the Church. You will want to read the whole … Read More

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WDTPRS POLL: “Third Secret” of Fatima

The Holy Father is in Fatima for the anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady. He has gone as a pilgrim to Fatima to pray for the Church, for priests and for peace in the world. It would have made … Read More

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Benedict XVI prays in Fatima

In Fatima the Holy Father prayed before the statue of Our Lady at the chapel of the apparitions and presented her with a golden rose. Here is the text in English of the prayer the Holy Father pronounced, in tandem … Read More

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Benedict XVI entrusts and consecrates the world’s priests the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In Fatima, the Holy Father Pope Benedict, in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, entrusted all the priests of the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. To revitalize the Church’s identity, we must revitalize the Church’s priests. Here is the … Read More

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NCR subscription drive and attack on the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue

I got an email from the dissenter’s guide, National Catholic Reporter. I was amused to read this with their emphases: As an NCRonline.org reader you already know the value of our reporting. You understand why NCR was called "brave" by … Read More


Catholic League: Empire State Building against Mother Teresa?

In New York City at times you will see the Empire State Building illuminated with colored lights in honor of some event or group. For example, a while back they turned on red and yellow lights to honor the Communist … Read More

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The Feeder Feed: New Bird!

I have seen the season’s first … Passerina cyanea…. Mr. Indigo bunting! They like millet.  I shall put out more millet in a separate feeder.  Meanwhile… Here are three of the four male Grosbeaks which were parked for some chow … Read More

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Ascension PODCAzTs

There are oldie PODCAzTs available touching on the feast of the Ascension. 029 07-05-18 Leo’s mind blowing Ascension sermon; angels 028 07-05-17 Augustine on the Ascension; Card. Castrillion on the Motu Proprio  

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SSPX Superior Bp. Fellay interviewed

Our friends at Rorate have posted an interview by Brian Mershon with SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay. Here is an excerpt: Brian Mershon: Some critics say that the Society’s rejection of a canonical or practical solution is a sign of … Read More

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QUAERITUR: the number of candles to be used

From a reader: I would like to know what the rubrics are regarding the use of candles for the Divine Office in the Extraordinary Form. I have been reading through rubrics in Brevaries, but have found nothing concerning candles. I … Read More

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