Daily Archives: 30 October 2014

Final Report of the recent Synod now available in English

  The final version of the Relatio Synodi of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization” earlier in October is available now, in English, on the Vatican website.  HERE … Read More

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VIDEO: WWII – Shipboard Mass – 12 Feb 1945 before Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima – 7000 killed, 20,000 wounded, probably included some of these men. This is some footage of a Mass on board LST-782, a Landing Ship – Tank. Note the movement of the ship. It was Mardis Gras that day.  One … Read More

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Rome – Day 10: Last Day

We had Mass for the pilgrimage group last night at St. Cecilia and then had supper at a humble spot in Trastevere. It wasn’t much, as far as the food scene is concerned but it was a slice of life … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Donations for confessions

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In NYC St Francis of Assisi on 10/28/14 I went to confession. In the middle of the area that one waits on line for confession is a solid-metal 3-ft high donation box with the laminated sign that requests donations … Read More

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ASK FATHER: All Souls Sunday – Gloria? Creed? What does the ‘Universal Ordo’ really say?

UPDATE: I was sent this: Dear Father, regarding your post on All Souls Sunday, here’s from the Ordo Missae Celebrandae et Divini oficii persolvendi secundum Calendarium Romanum generale pro anno liturgico 2014-2015 iuxta editionem III typicam Missalis Romani: November 2. … Read More

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Card. George on liturgical translation

At Amerika there is an interview with Francis Card. George, the out-going Archbishop of Chicago.   Among the various questions put to him, this one, with the answer caught my special attention. My emphases and comments: You were prominent in … Read More

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Coming to a neighborhood near you?

It is hard to imagine that we live in a world in which this is possible, but we do. I think everyone should take a time each day not only to make a good examination of conscience, but also to … Read More

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