Category Archives: Catholic Church

Breaking News: Pope Benedict Will Retire

My husband broke the news as he handed me coffee.  From Vatican Radio: Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement. Full text of Pope’s declaration I … Continue reading

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In Ireland on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

My favorite deacon and I are in Ireland visiting our daughter and her family. I have been hanging out with my beautiful grandchildren. That is why the silence from this blog has been deafening. I will resume blogging when we … Continue reading

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Venerable Fulton Sheen

I was ready for some good news this morning.  Thank you Rocco (H/T New Advent). “In an audience this morning with his chief Saintmaker, Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, the Pope assented to several decrees of canonization, beatification and the heroic … Continue reading

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Catholic Baby Boomers Have a Lot to Answer for.

The Crescat wants to buy the priest in this video a beer. Warning: video may cause orthodox baby boomers to hang our graying heads in shame. This priest is truly saintly—talk about speaking truth with love. I really don’t know … Continue reading

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Deacons in Ireland

The Church in Ireland has resisted the permanent diaconate.  When my favorite deacon assists at Sunday Mass there, people can’t figure out what the heck he is. This has led to some humerus reactions like the time that the woman … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Pope Benedict!

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US Catholic Bishops Lead Fight for Religious Liberty

The US Bishops have issued a Statement on Religious Liberty. (H/T Deacon Greg) It is a call to resist unjust laws that, in effect, abolish the freedom of religion. They point out that “ Religious liberty is more than freedom … Continue reading

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Easter Vigil at Christ the King

My favorite deacon during the blessing of the baptismal water 11 adults and 7 children were baptized and confirmed Six came into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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Spy Wednesday

The Wednesday in Holy Week is known as Spy Wednesday. It refers to Judas conspiring with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus. But the tragedy is that all of us betray Jesus when we turn our backs on Him and fall … Continue reading

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US Bishops United Against the HSS Mandate

The US Bishops released a strong statement yesterday clarifying their stance on the HHS mandate. United for Religious FreedomA Statement of the Administrative CommitteeOf the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop. March 14, 2012  Excerpt  “Second, we wish to clarify … Continue reading

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