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Be to me a Father and Priest: A reflection on 35 years of priesthood

Be to me a Father and Priest: A reflection on 35 years of priesthood

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The face of the real St. Nicholas shows that he was a fighter

The face of the real St. Nicholas shows that he was a fighter

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England: Catholic cardinal and Anglican bishop to celebrate liturgy at Henry VIII's chapel

England: Catholic cardinal and Anglican bishop to celebrate liturgy at Henry VIII's chapel

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Seeking God in Hell's Kitchen

Seeking God in Hell's Kitchen

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Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week

Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week

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Abraham's sacrifice: there is no Christianity without Judaism

Abraham's sacrifice: there is no Christianity without Judaism

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Saint of the Day: Demetrius, Great Martyr

Saint of the Day: Demetrius, Great Martyr

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Benedict XVI: Real liturgical renewal needed, 50 years after Vatican 2

Benedict XVI: Real liturgical renewal needed, 50 years after Vatican 2

Pope Benedict condemned sins committed by Irish priests and consecrated persons. "Instead of showing them the path towards Christ...they abused people and undermined the credibility of the Church's message."

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The Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension

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The obfuscation of the New Evangelization through newspeak

The obfuscation of the New Evangelization through newspeak

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Saint of the Day: Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome

Saint of the Day: Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome

Martin, born in Italy, was the last Pope of Rome to be martyred. He met his end, due to starvation and sickness, in what is now the Crimean region of Ukraine.

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Relics of Jesus' Passion are for every day of the year

Relics of Jesus' Passion are for every day of the year

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Pope Benedict: Palm Sunday is the great doorway to Holy Week

Pope Benedict: Palm Sunday is the great doorway to Holy Week

Palm Sunday is the great doorway leading into Holy Week, the week when the Lord Jesus makes His way towards the culmination of his earthly existence.

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The Passion, Simon of Cyrene, and the Scandal of the Cross

The Passion, Simon of Cyrene, and the Scandal of the Cross

Like Simon, we first embrace our cross reluctantly, resentfully. So we walk behind Jesus for a long, long time before anything compels us to take up the Cross.

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Vatican expresses second thoughts on scattering human ashes

Vatican expresses second thoughts on scattering human ashes

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Catholics to protest upcoming 'dissent-fest' in Los Angeles

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Hypocrisy and shenanigans at Catholic diocese of Washington DC

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Illinois: Catholic priest rescinds resignation over changes to Mass

Illinois: Catholic priest rescinds resignation over changes to Mass

Fr William Rowe has tussled with Bishop Edward Braxton in the past.

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Vatican: New cardinals are reminded to serve God and man

Reminding them that the color of their red birettas symbolizes a martyr's blood, Pope Benedict said that the new cardinals are entursed with the service of unconditional love.

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Illinois bishop fires priest over changes in liturgy

Illinois bishop fires priest over changes in liturgy

At issue are the improvisations that Rev. William Rowe used in the liturgy of the Catholic Mass.

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Scotland is swirling on the Feast of St Mungo

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Celebrating Theophany, as well as Epiphany

Celebrating Theophany, as well as Epiphany

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In Memory of Me: new book on Roman Canon of the Mass

In Memory of Me: new book on Roman Canon of the Mass

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British media and a failure in accurate religious reporting

British media and a failure in accurate religious reporting

When is a vicar not a vicar? The Guardian's coverage of the "midnight mass brawl" at a Southampton Catholic church.

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Restoring the tradition of Boy Bishops

Restoring the tradition of Boy Bishops

The enthronement of a boy as a bishop for day is an ancient tradition that deserves consideration, if only as a memento mori for sitting bishops.

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The Two Comings of Christ: without one, you can't have the other

The Two Comings of Christ: without one, you can't have the other

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but no Mrs. Claus

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but no Mrs. Claus

Santa Claus is real! "Let us all exult together, as with one united voice, we upon his solemn feast-day in St Nicholas rejoice!

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Martin Luther haunts Catholic priests of the Modernist persuasion

Martin Luther haunts Catholic priests of the Modernist persuasion

Catholic priests in Europe and North America appear to be taking plenty of their ideas from Martin Luther, but don't have his courage and committment.

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Catholics making the Sign of Peace in Kentucky

Catholics making the Sign of Peace in Kentucky

Te Deum laudamus! Bishop Roger Foys issues a Decree on the Liturgy - No more bizarre hand-holding at the Our Father means that all people will again feel comfortable at Mass

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It's like going from Mono to Stereo, says bishop of switch in Catholic prayers

It's like going from Mono to Stereo, says bishop of switch in Catholic prayers

"From the rising to the setting of the sun," replaces "from East to West."

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A Catholic's take on the Crystal Cathedral of California

A Catholic's take on the Crystal Cathedral of California

The Catholic Diocese of Orange in California's attempts to turn the Crystal Cathedral into a real cathedral. The saga continues...

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