Daily Archives: 5 January 2013

QUAERITUR: Vegetarian wonders about Friday penance

From a reader: Thank you so much for your tireless ministry! I apologize if this question seems silly, but it’s been weighing on my mind for a while: I have been a vegetarian since I was about ten years old. … Read More

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Will 2013 bring some relief for Chinese Catholics?

I regularly think about times when the Church has been persecuted.  Has been? Nay, rather… is being persecuted.  I think it is a good idea to reflect on these matters frequently and even try to get your head around the real … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Support “HobbyLobby” on Saturday, 5 January, against Pres. Obama’s HHS Mandate!

From LifeNews: Thousands to Join Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day Over Mandate Fight Tens of thousands of Americans have committed to support the Christian crafts store Hobby Lobby on January 5 after courts have refused to issued an ruling stopping the … Read More

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Church of England to allow homosexual bishops in civil partnerships

There is a story at CNA/EWTN that made me chuckle a little. What for what is wrong with this (including the terminology). London, England, Jan 4, 2013 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church of England has decided to permit … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Petition about the “Catholics are a hate-group” petition

Yesterday I posted about a petition to the White House to get the Catholic Church declared a “hate group” because of Catholic teaching on the instrinsic evil of homosexual acts. Never mind that the Church has not said that homosexual … Read More

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On a lighter note, this comes from the amusing Eye of the Tiber: Wichita, KS––Reports out of The Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Wichita, Kansas are confirming that last week’s launch of their new drive-thru confessional was a complete … Read More

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