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Ars celebrandi at adorandi (The Art of Celebrating and Worshiping)

As a liturgical-minded Catholic blogger I can almost swoon when I see a pastoral letter with a Latin title regarding worship and the Eucharist. In this case it is a letter from Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois called Ars celebrandi at adorandi (The Art of Celebrating and Worshiping). Add to [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 73 – 15 September 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 7 to 13 September 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” and [...]

They’re Back

They’re back, yes it is the Nuns on the Bus part 3 returning like a sequel to a bad horror movie. This time it’s the Catholic sisters versus the Koch brothers. That’s one way to look at the upcoming “Nuns on the Bus” tour, which hits the road next week (Sept. 17) for the third [...]

Raining on the Parade

The decision by Cardinal Timothy Dolan regarding the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade seems to be another Rorschach inkblot test in St. Blogs and elsewhere. Opinions range from the Cardinal being wicked to modeling Christ with a range of positions in-between. To summarize the situation as I understand it. The private group New York [...]

Raid on St. Patrick’s Cathedral

<ROTO REUTERS> NEW YORK A surprise raid occurred in the early hours today as a failed attempt was made to retrieve the body of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen from a crypt under St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The conflict between Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York came into public view on September [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 72 – 8 September 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 31 August to 6 September 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” [...]

The Crux of the Matter

Recently the Boston Globe announced a new Catholic new site “Crux: Covering all things Catholic”. After their aquistion last year of John L. Allen Jr. as an Associate Editor this move was no surprise and Allen has continued to turn out columns always interesting to read. Still I wondered how long until Crux was just [...]

Great moments in Evangelizaton

Many will have already seen the following news: A news release from the Diocese of Peoria Sept. 3, 2014. It is with immense sadness that the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation, announced today that the Cause for Sheen’s beatification and canonization has [...]

The Weekly Francis – Volume 71 – 2 September 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 10 August to 1 September 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” [...]

Abortion Bucket Challenge

While the #TacoBeerChallenge started as an ironic Twitter joke, the straightforward message resonated and pictures of carne asada wrapped in a corn tortilla are proliferating on the web–though members of the pro-life movement have tried to hijack the hashtag to harness the attention for their cause. “What do ice buckets have to do with ALS? I don’t know. What [...]

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