Daily Archives: 5 March 2014

¡Vaya lío! Archbp. Sample weighs in on same-sex unions in Oregon. Fr. Z kudos.

From the Oregonian: Portland Archdiocese joins anti-gay marriage effort; lay group plans Ash Wednesday action Since Pope Francis began his reign as the head of the Catholic Church a year ago, he’s sounded a more welcoming tone toward gays. [Their … Read More

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Amusing Ash Wednesday note

On Twitter today, I saw someone refer to the mark from ashes as an #ashtag Heh.

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Who knew? Reviving ancient viruses by disturbing permafrost.

Because we didn’t have enough to worry about. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The discovery has sparked concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could widely deploy the virus into the earth’s atmosphere. The … Read More

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Your Ash Wednesday Mass and Sermon notes

Today is NOT a holy day of obligation. That said, many people try to go to Mass on Ash Wednesday.  Many, however, cannot. Therefore, let us know about your good experiences of Holy Mass and the good points in the sermon, … Read More


Pope Francis’ new interview: his answer about Benedict XVI and Popes Emeriti

His Holiness Pope Francis gave a substantial interview which is published simultaneously in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera and an Argentinian source.  I read it in Italian. The interview makes it clear that there were more than one recording devices … Read More

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Francis at Santa Sabina

I am watching the Holy Father process to and enter the first Roman Station Church, Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.

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An Open Letter to Most Rev. Michael Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth

I propose a possible way to diffuse some of the tension surrounding Fort Worth’s Bp. Olson and his banning of Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum at Fisher More College. Years ago, when I worked at the Pontifical … Read More

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