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Daily Archives: 20 April 2011
From a reader: Is it wrong if not in fact sinful to attend the weddings and funerals of non-Catholics? For as Pope Pius XI stated in his encyclical treating on Christian unity, Catholics are never to participate in schismatic or … Read More
Okay… grilled is a little melodramatic. I was at the Newscorp Building where Fox News Channel is ensconced to tape some Q&A for some upcoming projects my good friend Greg Burke, FNC’s Rome correspondent, is preparing. Some people will probably … Read More
A couple weeks ago I asked how your Lent was going… if you were sticking to your plan… if you had a plan, that is. It is time to ask again. So? How’s it going? Select an answer and add … Read More
A few days old, but this comes from Life News: Chinese Family Planning Official Kills Man Over Forced Sterilization by Steven Ertelt | Beijing, China | LifeNews.com | 4/7/11 1:53 PM Seeking to enforce the one-child policy that involves forced … Read More
UPDATE: 20 April The new L’Osservatore Romano site is working better today, though it is still clunky and a bit hard to navigate. I was able to bring up the PDF of today’s daily. One curiosity: They fuzzed out the … Read More
Remember… if Easter is near, its the season to bash the Catholic Church. Before Easter and before the beatification of Pope John Paul we are seeing the uptick in anti-Catholic gestures saved up by the MSM precisely for this period. … Read More
I think we are going to see a lot more of this. From CNA: Calif. parish pledges to rebuild after arsonist destroys church By Kevin J. Jones Los Angeles, Calif., Apr 20, 2011 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Parishioners at St. … Read More
Excerpts from the Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience via the site of Vatican Radio: Today there is “a certain callousness of the soul towards the power of evil, an insensitivity to all the evil in the world: we do not want … Read More