Daily Archives: 25 November 2013

Ice, rocks, brooms… be still my heart!

There is snow on the ground and the Winter Olympics are coming up. We all, I am sure, are beginning to sense the beginnings of the heart-pounding adrenaline rush that comes from the action-jammed sport of… … CURLING! I had … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Is the “Vatican survey” being hijacked? Fr. Z says, “¡Vaya lío!”

You know that there is a survey out there, at the Vatican’s behest, in anticipation of the upcoming Synod of Bishops which will discuss the family. While surveying people ahead of time is not new, when I heard about this … Continue reading

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US Federal Judge and atheist group tag-team attack churches, congregations

Sometimes I muse about what it must have been like for a pagan priest in 4th century Rome who tended a crossroads shrine as he watched the demolition of his entire world. It is, perhaps, our turn now. The not-so-Catholic-friendly, … Continue reading

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“Don’t take offence if they have to decline your invitation.”

There is a great post over at my friend Fr. Finigan’s blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity about lay people and their weddings and inviting priests… and concelebration. Remember, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare. Fr. Finigan seems to … Continue reading

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