Catholic News Headlines Mar. 9, 2010


Mar. 8, 7pm—Mar. 9, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook PROBLEMS SOLVED – “When I look at the crucifix, I shall feel all my difficulties dissolve.”    (Blessed John XXIII, Magnificat, Feb. p 364)

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook ITâ��S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, SO BUZZ OFF! – An interesting little column in Politics Daily got me thinking once again about the power of words and ideas. “Pregnancy is not the public’s business” takes a very

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Share this article on Facebook Academy for Life member asks Vatican spokesman to correct previous statements – Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2010 / 08:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In a recent letter, Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) Member Christine de Vollmer asked Vatican spokesman Fr.

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese of Boston sees significant financial recovery for Catholic Appeal – Boston, Mass., Mar 9, 2010 / 02:03 am ( CNA ).- The Archdiocese of Boston has launched its 2010 Catholic Appeal, with recent figures indicating significant financial

Share this article on Facebook Arizona bishops say illegal immigrant bills would discourage reporting crime – Phoenix, Ariz., Mar 9, 2010 / 06:55 pm ( CNA ).- In a statement released yesterday, the bishops of the Catholic Conference of Arizona told state lawmakers that they fear

Share this article on Facebook Bishop encourages women in rebuilding Chile – Santiago, Chile, Mar 9, 2010 / 07:05 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Chile, Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic, sent a message to the women of the

Share this article on Facebook Denver archbishop explains why lesbian couple’s child not admitted to school – Denver, Colo., Mar 8, 2010 / 09:34 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver weighed-in today on the recent decision to not re-enroll the child of a

Share this article on Facebook Feedback from Oprah appearance ‘overwhelmingly positive’ for Dominican sisters – Ann Arbor, Mich., Mar 9, 2010 / 06:51 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In February, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist made an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Lombardi expresses ‘concern and horror’ over Nigerian violence – Vatican City, Mar 9, 2010 / 01:33 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In wake of the recent violence in the Jos region of Nigeria that left 200 people dead, the director of the Holy

Share this article on Facebook King of Spain ‘cooperating with evil’ by signing abortion law, says bishop – Madrid, Spain, Mar 9, 2010 / 03:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares remarked this week that by signing a bill into law that

Share this article on Facebook Religious education is an inalienable right, Costa Rican bishops assert – San José, Costa Rica, Mar 8, 2010 / 10:52 pm ( CNA ).- The bishops of Costa Rica released a statement expressing concern over a recent ruling by the country’s

Share this article on Facebook Vatican daily comments on defeat of ‘Avatar’ at Oscars – Vatican City, Mar 9, 2010 / 01:03 pm ( CNA ).- L’Osservatore Romano (LOR) published article yesterday commenting on the Oscar win by Kathryn Bigelow as best director for

Share this article on Facebook Vatican representative to UN warns programs for women becoming more ideological – New York City, N.Y., Mar 9, 2010 / 06:05 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Some United Nations’ programs dedicated to advancing gender equality are becoming “increasingly

Share this article on Facebook Vatican spokesman says European sex abuse cases being dealt with correctly – Vatican City, Mar 9, 2010 / 11:40 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican’s spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi commented today on the decades-old sex abuses cases in several

Share this article on Facebook Well-wishers greet Archbishop of Hanoi’s arrival in Rome for medical treatment – Rome, Italy, Mar 9, 2010 / 04:23 am ( CNA ).- Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet arrived in Rome on March 5 for medical treatment for chronic insomnia and stress.

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook The Death of a Pope – In this fictional story, the main character wants to make sure that the most liberal Cardinal he knows is …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Ancient shipwrecks found in Baltic Sea – An enormous archaeological discovery has been made in the Baltic Sea during the installation of a gas pipeline. A …

Share this article on Facebook Defense secretary bolsters troops in Afghanistan – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has told U.S. troops in Afghanistan that they will be shortly entering a …

Share this article on Facebook Election results postponed in Iraq – Results from Iraq’s parliamentary election have been postponed. Officials say they have not yet finished …

Share this article on Facebook Low oxygen levels in ocean concern scientists – Low levels of oxygen reported in the ocean, in particular off of the United States Pacific Northwest, has many …

Share this article on Facebook Nigerian Christians flee after massacre – Christian residents in the Nigerian city of Jos have fled after 500 people were killed in a nearby massacre last …

Share this article on Facebook Scientology Again on the Docket in the Court of Public Opinion – Three recent stories in the media have helped underscore that we are seeing an increase in the numbers of those …

Share this article on Facebook V.P. Biden urges Israel to seek peace – Speaking in Israel, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden declared that  “a cornerstone of the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Congressman Massa Tries to Torpedo Obama Healthcare Bill – Ex-Congressman Massa´s tour de force series of prime time interviews during which he rains down …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput on ‘Catholic Schools: Partners in Faith with Parents’ – ‘If Catholics take their faith seriously, they naturally follow the teachings of the Church in matters of …

Share this article on Facebook Oprah Appearance ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ for Dominican Sisters – During their appearance, the sisters fielded questions regarding their vocation and discernment, their vows of …

Share this article on Facebook Prius cars to be recalled – Toyota will be recalling hundreds of thousands of their Prius model cars after complaints of stuck gas pedals. It …

Share this article on Facebook Turning factories into farmlands – It sounds like a far-flung Utopian fantasy. Acres and acres of disused land that once housed factories transformed …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook His Grace for My Sin – A Prayer of St. Augustine – “What fault committed by man has not been expiated by the Son of God made man? What pride can be so immeasurably inflated, that it could not be brought down by such

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook St. Michael the Archangel-Help us in our Lenten battles! – Lent seems like the perfect time to get reacquainted with St. Michael the Archangel. Praying St. Michael the Archangel’s prayer during Lent can help fortify us against

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Nudist Church? – Some random thoughts: I wouldn’t know what to do at the sign of peace. Its like a really bad Benny Hill episode. The collections must be really low – no place for a

Share this article on Facebook Big Abortion is Scared – Big Abortion is scared. They’re scared to death that America is slowly trending towards life. They’re scared of the hundreds of thousands of people who march on

Share this article on Facebook HuffPo Writer is a Ph.Dumb – Ph.Ds are like tattoos, they are designed to be permanent. But Ph.Ds, like tattoos, are sometimes a really bad idea and should be removed no matter how painful the

Share this article on Facebook Kathryn Lopez is Scaring Me – Things are not looking good for us. Congressman Bart Stupak is reportedly “optimistic” about resolving the little abortion difficulty in Obamacare. You know, every time

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook “Gender Equality” Seen to Be Hindering Women, Holy See Decries Ideology Stopping Advancement – NEW YORK, MARCH 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The concept of “gender equality” is ideologically driven and is delaying the true advancement of women, according to the Holy See.

Share this article on Facebook Academy for Life Member Asks Vatican Spokesman To Correct Previous Statements – Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent letter, Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) Member Christine de Vollmer asked Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico

Share this article on Facebook Aide Explains Pope’s Surprise Plan to Visit Spain, Says Pontiff Aims to Further Dialogue with Artists – VATICAN CITY, MARCH 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI’s unexpected acceptance of invitations to visit Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela in Spain this year reveals

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Bishops Defend the Vulnerable, Express Concern Over Local Immigration Bills – PHOENIX, Arizona, MARCH 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Arizona bishops are calling on government authorities to defend the most vulnerable: the unborn, children, the elderly

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Levada: “Union with the Catholic Church Is Goal of Ecumenism” – March 09, 2010 In a lengthy address delivered in Canada on March 6, Cardinal William Levada, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, stated that the

Share this article on Facebook Denver Archbishop Explains Why Lesbian Couple’s Child Not Admitted to School – Denver, Colo., Mar 8, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver weighed-in today on the recent decision to not re-enroll the child of a lesbian couple

Share this article on Facebook Feedback from Oprah Appearance “Overwhelmingly Positive” for Dominican Sisters – Ann Arbor, Mich., Mar 9, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- In February, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist made an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Since

Share this article on Facebook Georgian Bishop Stresses Need to Fight Secularism – TBILISI, Georgia, MARCH 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Georgia managed to keep its faith while under the Soviet regime, but now it risks losing its religious identity due to

Share this article on Facebook Jewish Historian: Pius XII Not “Hitler’s Pope” – Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2010 (CNA).- In comments to the newspaper,
"Le Point," Jewish historian Saul Friedländer defended Pius XII against accusations that he was
"Hitler’s

Share this article on Facebook Local Archbishop Says Religion Not at Source of Conflict in Nigeria – Abuja, Nigeria, Mar 8, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Early morning raids on three villages near Jos, Nigeria by Muslim shepherds on Sunday morning left hundreds of Christian

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: Christians, Not Muslims, Arrested Following Attack on Christians – March 09, 2010 In the weeks following a February attack on Christian churches and homes in Pakistan’s largest city, police have questioned 40 Christians and arrested

Share this article on Facebook Pope: No Government Can Make Love Superfluous, Society Depends on Charity Work – VATICAN CITY, MARCH 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Without charity work, society cannot last long, Benedict XVI says, since even in the most just society, love will always be

Share this article on Facebook Refusal of Lesbian Couple’s Child at Catholic School Brings Out Dissenters – Denver, Colo., Mar 8, 2010 (CNA).- After local media reported that the child of a lesbian couple was refused enrollment at an elementary school in Boulder, the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Offers Priests Classes on Sensitive Confessions – Vatican City, Mar 8, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- A course for young priests on the proper administration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation began Monday afternoon in the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Renews Call for Protection of Christianity’s Origins – Vatican City, Mar 8, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See has launched this year’s Easter appeal for the support of Christians in the Holy Land. The call for support is

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Don’t Be Shy – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook – Melissa Wiley: Stay Connected … Securely | One of my 14-year-old daughter’s presents this Christmas was her own Facebook page. With so many of her cousins on Facebook

Share this article on Facebook Impostor Pasta and Mock Meatballs – Danielle Bean: Fun With Frosting | Here’s something fun we did over the weekend. As a family, we give up sugary snacks for Lent, but Sundays are meant to be a

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Calendar – Robyn Lee: Adding prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to each day. | I went over to my sister’s the other day and I noticed the kids’ Lenten calendars on the fridge. I

Share this article on Facebook My View – Rachel Balducci: which explains a lot | I thought I would share this picture with you. This is what 34 weeks looks like, when you’re trying to get on shoes and socks and

Share this article on Facebook Seventy-Seven Times – Lisa Hendey: On brotherly forgiveness | We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.  Francis Bacon The scene

Share this article on Facebook Surrender the Choosing – Marion Fernandez-Cueto: A Lenten Journey Toward Trust | Lent began for our family last June. That’s when rumors of a third round of layoffs started circling at my

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Cool: A journey through our universe – Go on a fantastic ride through our universe. This little video puts our little home here in perspective (and to-scale). I really enjoyed it. Watching it reminded me of

Share this article on Facebook The Eye of God – A beautiful NASA photo of a planetary nebulae (created at the end of the life of a dying, sun-like star) about 650 light years away. Perhaps a visual reminder to us of

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Blindness and Refusing to See – In John’s Gospel, we read the story of the man born blind. He receives his sight, and then gets the spiritual eyesight to know that Jesus is Lord. The Pharisees,

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Theological Connections I: A Big Snow Storm – Recently at my Friday night square dance club, a couple of the guys were talking about the huge amounts of snow that much of the country has been receiving, and I

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook – Last fall Yale University Press published Emmanuel Faye’s Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935 .

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 9, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Mar. 9 4:00 – Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign Reaches 209 Babies Saved From Abortions – And today, as we reach the halfway point of this campaign — it’s already happened … 209 times that we know of! That’s 102 more lives spared — over the last week.

Share this article on Facebook Charges Dismissed Against Man Who Challenged Patrick Kennedy on Abortion – Providence, RI (LifeNews.com) — A man who was charged for disorderly conducted after he publicly challenged pro-abortion Rep. Patrick Kennedy on abortion will face no

Share this article on Facebook Congressman Who Noted How Abortion Hurts Blacks to Speak to Pro-Life Students – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — An Arizona congressman who drew national attention recently for his comments focusing on how abortion has been detrimental to the black

Share this article on Facebook Gallup Polling Shows Republicans Now Strongly Pro-Life, Democrats Back Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Gallup polling firm released a new report today looking back at its abortion polling from 1975-2009. It found that, over the last

Share this article on Facebook HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Misleads on Abortion Funding in Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius contradicted herself on abortion funding in the Senate health care bill in a

Share this article on Facebook Obama, Democrats Struggling for Votes for Pro-Abortion Senate Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama and top Democrats are struggling to find enough votes in the House for the Senate health care bill. As Democrats

Share this article on Facebook Polls: Majority Oppose Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill, Obama’s Job Performance – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls from Rasmussen Reports show opposition to the pro-abortion health care bill increasing with a renewed focus on the final

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Democrats Still Standing Firm, May Defeat Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The pro-life Democrats in the House are still standing firm against the Senate health care bill and its abortion funding. If they hold

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin Tells Pro-Life Ohio Rally Disabled Son Reaffirmed Abortion View – Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) — Potential 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin told a pro-life rally of more than 3,000 people in central Ohio on Friday that the birth

Share this article on Facebook Thousands of Pro-Life Advocates in Spain Rally Against Law Expanding Abortions – Madrid, Spain (LifeNews.com) — Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates rallied in Spain yesterday to protest changes to Spanish law that expands legalized abortions.

Share this article on Facebook Unless Abortion Funding Is Removed, There’s No Way Health Care Bill Will Pass – How exactly would creating the largest expansion of federally-funded abortion in this country since Roe v. Wade lower health care costs for all Americans and give them

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Senate Committee Accidentally Kills Planned Parenthood License Plate Bill – Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — In the world of state legislative politics, pro-life advocates know to expect the unexpected — and they got just that in the Virginia

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Expert Rips Findings of ‘Flimsy’ Montreal Porn Study – By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, DC, March 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pornography researcher has ripped the credibility of a 2009 study by a University of Montreal

Share this article on Facebook Head of Traditional Anglican Group: No Communion to Pro-Abort Politicians – By Patrick B. CraineSee Part I of this series: Exclusive Interview: Primate of Traditional Anglican Communion on Life and FamilyHALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 9, 2010

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Bill Mandates Hefty Damages to Crush Child Porn – By Peter J. Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, March 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Kansas lawmakers are considering an innovative way to fight child pornography that has begun

Share this article on Facebook Papal Adviser, Vatican Spokesman Spar Publicly over Life, Unity and ‘Misrepresentation’ – By Hilary White and John-Henry WestenROME, March 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a letter copied to LSN, a founding member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life

Share this article on Facebook Philippine Health Secretary Accepts Bishops’ Challenge to Debate Condom Effectiveness – By James TillmanMarch 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Esperanza Cabral, health secretary of the Philippine government, has accepted two bishops’ invitations to publicly

Share this article on Facebook Pouillon Murderer: I Don’t Feel Bad – By John JalsevacMarch 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Harlan Drake, the man who stands accused of killing pro-life activist Jim Pouillon as he stood protesting abortion

Share this article on Facebook ‘Safe Schools’ Czar Dodges Question on Whether to Promote Homosexuality – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, March 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kevin Jennings, a leading gay activist and President Obama’s “Safe Schools” Czar, dodged a question

Share this article on Facebook Stupak ‘More Optimistic’ Dems will Include Abortion Ban in Health Bill – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, March 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) now says he is “more optimistic” that negotiations with top Democrats in

Share this article on Facebook UN Reports India and China Are ‘Missing’ 85 Million Women – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiNEW DELHI, India, March 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report released March 8, entitled “Power,

Share this article on Facebook Unbelievable Coincidence Saves Baby from Abortion in Indianapolis – Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for LifeMarch 9, 2010 (40DaysforLife) – I know you’re familiar with the old saying, “God works in mysterious

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Nigerian Muslims Slaughter 500 Christians – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A bloody rampage by Muslim gangs on a Christian village in Nigeria this weekend left more than 500 Christians dead. According

Share this article on Facebook Pastor’s Decision to Uphold Faith Sparks Outrage – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The decision of a Boulder, Colorado pastor not to allow the child of a lesbian couple to enroll in the parish school

Share this article on Facebook Rumors of Chaos in Congress – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The heavy-handed push to pass health care reform through a reluctant House is causing a rash of problems from resignations to

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A taste of the glorious Marcian Rite of Venice – In order to celebrate the joyful event of the Visitation of His Eminence Angelo Card. Scola , Patriarch of Venice and -according to the traditional styling- Primate of

Share this article on Facebook Anglicans Request to Join Catholics – From many news stories: Traditional Anglican community requests to join Catholic Church 100 US Anglican parishes convert to Roman Catholic Church Snap judgment on the

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Reading: Rules and Writings of Early Irish Monks – St. Kevin’s, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Let your life be completely detached from the world, and follow the teaching of Christ and the gospels… Have a few

Share this article on Facebook Organist pulled from retirement to train schola – Bruce Prince-Joseph is an organist with an amazing vita (St. Patrick Cathedral, New York Philharmonic, Grammy nomination) who is now 85 years old. But a parish in Kansas

Share this article on Facebook Sharing, Copying, Releasing: How It Works – The Community of St. Mary the Virgin in Wantage has posted the Palmer/Burgess Gradual in English, a treasured resource much in demand the world over. Musicasacra.com

Share this article on Facebook Stational Churches of Lent: Tuesday after the Third Sunday in Lent – Station: S. Pudenziana al Viminale (Collecta: Ss. Sergius and Bacchus) ( Image source ) ( Image source ) ( Image source ) From the Churches of Rome wiki: The church is

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan: Six pillars of Catholic social teaching – By Mary DeTurris PoustTracing the roots and development of Catholic social teaching from the Old Testament to the present, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan laid out six

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Join us in the Affordable Footprints of St. Paul – Why Cruise the Biblical Lands with us? First, price! Our price is the same as competitors BUT — unlike competitors — all of our on-shore excursions are INCLUDED in the

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Abortion, the Sisters of Life & Hope – My friend Tony Rossi has had the opportunity to interview one of the foundresses of the Sisters of Life , Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, for The Christophers Closeup , and

Share this article on Facebook Matt Lauer Picks & Chooses “consensus” – “Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook DEFENSORES FIDEI FOUNDATION APOLOGIST CARLOS ANTONIO PALAD ANSWERS PROTESTANT QUESTIONS ON BIBLE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Part 2 – The Lord Jesus Christ in Majesty, artwork on a Medieval Bible manuscript ******* Here is Part 2, the responses to Questions 18-27 [Carlos Antonio Palad] 18. When you see

Share this article on Facebook PRIMATES OF ANGLICAN COMMUNION LEAVES CANTERBURY, LEADING THEIR FLOCK IN MASS CONVERSION TO ROME – St. Augustine of Canterbury (d.604) preaching before Ethelbert (552?-616) Anglo-Saxon king of Kent whom he baptised in 597. Augustine sent by Pope Gregory I to convert

Share this article on Facebook THE 2ND NATIONAL CONGRESS OF PHILIPPINE CLERGY, Part 2 The Grace of Meeting Former Students – Three of my former students in Philosophy at the St. Paul College Seminary in Silang, Cavite. From left: Fr. Aljim Tuazon of Pampanga, Fr. Randy Salunga of Tarlac and

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the eve of the health care battle. – A tip of the biretta o{]:¬)   to American Catholic who got this in turn from IowaHawk. Enjoy!  (with apologies to the Bard)ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the eve of the health

Share this article on Facebook Card. Levada’s speech in Canada on Anglicanorum coetibus – I am starting a lot of entries with anecdotes these days about old Vatican days. I was speaking one day, some time ago, to high official involved in the Vatican’s

Share this article on Facebook NCReg: Normalizing the Extraordinary Form – From the NCR that’s actually Catholic, the National Catholic Register, comes this on the increasingly wide-spread use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. My

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: priest consecrates more Hosts during Communion – From a reader: At a Mass in our Diocese this past Sunday, the priest was running very low on consecrated hosts.  Even after breaking some of the hosts in order to

Share this article on Facebook The terms we use for liturgy make a difference – Once upon a time… … I stopped to visit my old chief and friend His Eminence Augustine Card. Mayer at his residence.  Sister said that he still had a guest with him,

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Tuesday 3rd Week of Lent – Prayer over the people (2002MR) – A great new feature of the 2002 Missale Romanum in Latin is that for Lent the “Prayer over the people” or Oratio super populum has been revived as an option. Priests can

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