Daily Archives: 25 October 2018

Rome – Day 3: Supplicium and surprises

Since I am a pilgrim in this world, today I walked up Pilgrim Street, Via del Pellegrino, for to seek some good old fashioned Roman street fare.  At the end of the Via del Pellegrino you find an ancient stone and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish records and confidentiality

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there any church law which prevents sacramental records from being made public? I have seen church records used for online family trees that show living family members illegitimacy. Interesting question. The law says that parishes … Continue reading

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25 Oct – “This day is called the Feast of Crispian…”

Today is the Feast of Crispin and Crispinian. The 3rd c. martyrs Crispin and Crispinian were killed in Soissons.  They converted people as they plied their trade as cobblers and they were generous to the poor.  Eventually they were persecuted … Continue reading

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“Synodality” as new model (i.e. permanent revolution) imposed on #Synod2018

I am in Rome while the 2018 Synod (“walking together”) is slouching towards its predicted, rigged conclusion.  I think we all knew that there would be shenanigans before the end.  They’ve come now not single spies, but in battalions. Tweets … Continue reading

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The collapse of Dutch Mass attendance

This came via a reader. Agensir.it: Netherlands: religious belonging and attendance still decreasing. Only 6% of those who say they are Catholic attend Sunday Mass 51% of Dutch people over 15 years of age do not belong to any Church … Continue reading

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