Daily Archives: 3 April 2014

ASK FATHER: Can deacons request ordination in Extraordinary Form?

From a reader (seminarian?)… QUAERITUR: Would it be conceivable for one or more transitional deacons to request that their ordination to the priesthood be conferred with the Sacrament of Holy Orders according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite? Perhaps by … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Emergency baptism of an adult

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a Police Officer and often am in situations where people are dying or close to death. Is it improper to baptize someone who is unconscious or having a seizure because they listen to music from Hell? … Read More

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Just deal with it!

On a busy, complicated, not entirely pleasant day, I saw this and was both encouraged and amused:

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Univ. of San Diego (‘c’atholic?) holds “drag show”, Holy See intervenes

Did you see this? The Cardinal Newman Society (check out their feed on the sidebar of this blog) has a story about a “drag show” at the University of San Diego, which is supposed to be a Catholic school. My … Read More

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Vatican Radio: “Voices of the Pope” audio archive available soon

During my many years in Rome one of my favorite daily Vatican Radio moments was at about 2:40 in the afternoon on weekdays.  They played recordings of Popes of yesteryear giving sermons and speeches.  Since Italian presents no problems for … Read More

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