Monthly Archives: February 2016

My View For Awhile: Beat The Snow Edition

Off we go.    They are trying to get flights out before snow starts in Chicago. Do you ever find yourself in line to board and suddenly wonder if you locked your car?    UPDATE Next leg. It is like … Continue reading

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“Brain death” apparently not so dead as some would like

Be sure to read what I have posted in the past about PVS patients, people in a “Persistent Vegetative State”.  HERE Especially, I urge you to look at this article. Read everything and THINK about end of life decisions. And remember… … Continue reading

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5 Facts about the Little Sisters of the Poor SCOTUS case

From the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty: Dear Friends, The world watched while the Pope, during his US tour, made a surprise visit to the Sisters “in support of the Sisters’ legal fight.” As you may know, on Holy Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have any good news about life to share with the readership? Let us know.

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ASK FATHER: My lapsed son to have a “humanist” marriage. Can I attend?

From a reader… My Son, who has lapsed from the Faith, is soon to be ‘married’ in a humanist ceremony. I and my wife have been invited but I am conscious of giving credence to the event. I am committing a sin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married woman enrolls in RCIA

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My next door neighbor (unbaptized) has enrolled her 5 year old daughter in CCD classes at a local parish to have her baptized and receive her first holy communion.  She decided to also enroll herself in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father told me not to genuflect when passing tabernacle during Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was serving at Mass in the OF today, and before Mass, my priest approached me and told me that, when crossing from one side of the altar to the other, I was not to go to the … Continue reading

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Peters on reactions and claims about Francis’s off-the-cuff contraception remark

From the canonist Ed Peter’s fine blog In The Light Of The Law.  He doesn’t have a combox over there and doesn’t mind if we use his stuff here. DO, however, go over there to his place regularly.  Emphases are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lace during Lent

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what the rules are if any about wearing lace albs or cottas [surplices] by priests during Lent. Is there a prohibition on lace being worn during Lent? I don’t think there is. I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 22 Feb: Cathedra of Peter (2002MR)

Today is a fine opportunity to reflect of the will of the Savior that the Church He founded should have as a necessary element the Petrine Ministry. Also, I wish all those who belong to the Ordinariate of the Chair … Continue reading

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22 February 1980 – The Miracle

I was at the University of Minnesota when the US Hockey Team beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. I was particularly tuned in, because quite a few Minnesota players were on the team. From History: U.S. … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM REMINDER: Birettas for Seminarians

I’ve had a couple notes from men asking about birettas. We had a really successful biretta project going.  Let’s keep it going. A while back, John in Church Goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul (who is coordinating it) said he … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father sprinkles water with fingers into chalice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it liturgically correct for a priest to dip their fingers into the water pitcher and then shake them off into the chalice as a means to add water to the chalice before the consecration? Liturgically … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon that you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know.

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It’s not an urban legend, it’s a LIE: Paul VI did NOT give permission to nuns to use contraceptives.

The other day Pope Francis, in the infamous post-Mexico airplane presser, said: Paolo VI – il grande! – in una situazione difficile, in Africa, ha permesso alle suore di usare gli anticoncezionali per i casi di violenza. … Paul VI … Continue reading

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