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Daily Archives: 6 August 2010
On my return home from my canon law conference I found waiting for me, from CG, some coffee, an essential that was on my wish list. Today received a new small UPS unit, again from the wish list. However, when … Read More
I want every priest and bishop who comes here to read this… I received this from a reader: I was confirmed, baptized, and received communion over a year ago (at Easter) and have yet to make a confession. The priest … Read More
From a reader: I am requesting help re: the application of Canon 964.2 and 986.1 [which concerns the Seal]. The parish has been the host of a monthly homeschool Mass for a group from all over ____ for a few … Read More
I did a Google search to see if the California Catholic bishop filed an amicus brief with the court that handled the recent Prop 8 case. If they didn’t, by the way, it would be nice to know why. But … Read More
For those of you who follow my kitchen posts, be sure to check out The Motley Monk and his comments on useless kitchen gadgets morons might buy. It’s a hoot. For example: and don’t forget… And while this might be … Read More
I had a couple e-mails indicating that my USA Skype phone/voicemail number was not working. The subscription had lapsed. It is fixed. I just called myself and left a voicemail. UK number: 020-3239-5957USA number: 1-651-315-8191SKYPE: wdtprs
In the wake of the large gathering of altar servers, male and female, in Rome this last week, the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has an essay by one Lucetta Scaraffia. Lucetta Scaraffia is not a girl or young woman who … Read More
His Excellency Archbishop Raymond Burke, now Prefect of the Apostolic Segnatura, was once the Bishop of La Crosse. During his time as bishop, he began the construction of a great shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The result is spectacular. … Read More
Today is the titular feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome. "But Father! But Father", I can hear you objecting. "Don’t you know that that basilica is called ‘St. John‘? How can the Transfiguration of … Read More
I could add a great deal more, and in rather strong language, to the observations made already over at Creative Minority Report. When you watch this through, I think you will pretty much conclude that this old feller is perhaps … Read More
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