Daily Archives: 24 September 2016

ASK FATHER: Will all be saved?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there a reasonable hope that all souls will be saved since it is a part of our liturgy? No.  That is not reasonable.  It is wishful thinking. Many will be lost. The feel good of … Read More

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We are at a “precarious moment in our history” when churches must speak truth to power

As baptized Catholics we have a role and work to do in the world, each according to our vocations.  We must affect change… as Catholics. How can we imagine that we can do that if we don’t have a clear … Read More

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Happy Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham to members of the Ordinariate

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham to members of the Ordinariate across the Pond. I’ll take this occasion to remind you of the image of Our Lady by the Catholic sacred artist Daniel Mitsui. The 7″ x 10″ print is … Read More

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“O God, you are so big!” Maronite English liturgical translations: Devastation!

For decades we Latin Church Catholics in the English speaking world suffered from hideous liturgical translations, prepared by ICEL. Remember what they were like?  Here is the quintessential, typical, emblematic, prototypical,  illustrative, archetypal, representative Obsolete ICEL prayer: O God, you are … Read More

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