Daily Archives: 10 October 2014

VIDEO: Card. Burke’s clear, articulate, blunt answers about divorce, remarriage, Card. Kasper

His Eminence Raymond L. Burke gave an interview to Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. You don’t want to miss this. Arroyo does not lob softballs. He starts out with a question about Pope Francis praise of Card. Kasper! This is refreshing … Continue reading

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“Does it apply to murderers and pedophiles?”

There is a good post at Fr. Hunwicke’s place pertaining to the admittance of the civilly remarried to Holy Communion. With my emphases: Updating One gathers … as we grandly say in England … that brilliant ways are being mooted in Synodo … Continue reading

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“The Church, while it strives to emphasise mercy, cannot do so by encouraging sin.”

I was alerted to a piece in The Spectator by Louise Mensch, a divorced a remarried Catholic who knows that, in her present situation, to receive Holy Communion would be a mortal sin. It is a pleasant change of pace … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is a priest necessary for a burial?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When my Dad died in August we had his funeral mass. He requested cremation and he was cremated following the funeral mass. With the process of interment in a national cemetery (he had served in the … Continue reading

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This morning… I want this guy’s job!

It’s about 8:30 a.m. and I have already had four phone calls about stuff having to do with the Synod and other related things. It feels like the world and the the Church withing the world are flying apart at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert confused about “private revelations”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I am a fairly new convert to the Church and while I have studied theology, which led me here, I sure do get confused at times. It seems Catholics, hesitate at studying the scriptures but … Continue reading

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