Daily Archives: 20 September 2012

14 Oct: WASHINGSTON DC – Pilgrimage to begin Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty

From the USCCB: Pilgrimage to begin Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty WASHINGTON—A Mass and Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington is slated for Sunday, Oct. 14 at … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Confessor asked if I believe in “reincarnation” because I said I was sorry for the “sins of my past life”.

From a reader: I was wondering the correct formula for confession. I read online somewhere “Bless me father for I have sinned it has been X weeks since my last confession… I accuse myself of the following sins…” (list in … Read More

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A superb essay on Sacred Music

Stop what you are doing and either bookmark this or go to read this essay right now.  HERE Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J., knocks it outta da park on Sacred Music. Here’s a taste, which you can enjoy while sipping … Read More

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Top Catholic High Schools

The Cardinal Newman Society has identified some excellent High Schools. […] “Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families, and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick … Read More

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Deplorable churchy jargon

This amusing piece came from the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald (do you subscribe?): The English language is not a walled garden, but rather a trampled field over which many passers through have left their mark. The French language … Read More

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The confessional Fulton Sheen used at St Patrick’s, Soho Square, London. Do everybody a huge good deed and go to confession. Sin hurts everyone. Reconciliation helps everyone.

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QUAERITUR: May the pascal candle be used at EF baptisms?

NB: In a comment below, a participant posted some points about when the paschal candle may be used in the Extraordinary Form.  Don’t just read my answer and then move on without also reading that comment.  You will know which … Read More

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