Daily Archives: 18 March 2020

Doing what bishops ought to do in the time of COVID-19

The Archbishop of Milwaukee got out there and did what bishops ought to do. Anyone can spout like a CDC official. Priests and bishops have a role that cannot be replaced. March 18, 2020 To the Faithful of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If a priest keeps hearing confessions, contracts Coronovirus and dies, is he a martyr?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, if a priest catches China Flu while hearing confession and dies of it, is he not a martyr? Why the fuss; mask up, disinfect, wash hands, hear confession. If my priest believes what the Church … Continue reading

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In time of Coronovirus a priest foolishly suggests confession by phone. FAIL!

UPDATE 28 March 2020: The CDW instructed the USCCB that mobile phones should not be used to amplify vocal exchanges between confessor and penitent, when the penitent is at least a little distant from, but still with, the priest.  CNA … Continue reading

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Don Camillo’s stands fast as the flood rises.

From the movie made from Giovannino Guareschi’s “Return of Don Camillo“. Don (the title of a diocesan priest in Italy) Camillo is the pastor of a village by a river, which is in flood stage.  The people have fled to … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox react to Coronovirus: “the Bloodless Sacrifice can in no way be canceled”

The Russian Orthodox Church is making changes to how their people receive Communion. HERE NB: They are not cancelling their Divine Liturgy. They are not cancelling Communion.  My emphases. Instructions to Rectors and their Parishes, and to Abbots and Abbesses of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 22 – Wednesday in the 3rd Week of Lent: Doing without

It’s Wednesday in the 3rd Week of Lent. The Roman Station is San Sisto, though observed (when permitted) at Ss. Nereo e Achilleo. In this time of growing privation, though not very serious for most of us… yet… Card. Bacci … Continue reading

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