Sacraments & Sacramentals

22,000 Young People Fill the Streets

November 27, 2009

There is hope for our land when we Catholics rise up and demonstrate our love for God and the Church. It is time again for bishops to take the lead and promote and teach and demonstrate the truth of the Catholic faith! I love seeing things like this. Click on this impressive picture for a [...]

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Bishop Bans Kennedy from Eucharist?

November 22, 2009

Bishop Tobin, Rep. Kennedy, and Holy Communion: Two posts in quick succession about Bp. Tobin and Rep. Kennedy, the first questioning the coherence of reported claims that Tobin has barred Kennedy from receiving Communion, the second, confirming that no such order has been issued. Not yet, anyway. Read them together here: http://www.canonlaw.info/2009/11/bp-tobin-rep-kennedy-and-holy-communion.html

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Seal of Confession on Trial

August 27, 2009

Click here for the Zenit.org interview with Fr. Mockiatis and his nightmare story of a taperecorder set up in his confessional without his knowledge to get the confession of an accused murderer. I had the privilege of meeting Fr. Mockiatis several years ago. A noble and faithful priest! For the book, click here.

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A Catholic Funeral for Ted Kennedy?

August 27, 2009

From Canon Lawyer Ed Peter’s website: “Most of Teddy Kennedy’s politics, and most of whatever parts of his personal life I knew through the media, angered and sometimes even disgusted me. But my opinions about Teddy’s legacy are not at issue in assessing his right to a Catholic funeral under canon law. I trust that [...]

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What is the Eucharist – Really?

August 18, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009: Liturgy Reflection from JP Catholic University on Vimeo. My friend Dr. Michael Barber explaining the Eucharist! Very good!! For more like this visit The Sacred Page (http://www.thesacredpage.com).

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More on the Loaves & Fish

August 3, 2009

Jimmy Akin is brilliant in this interesting perspective on the boy who had the loaves and fish. Darn, I wish I would have thought of this angle. Good job Jimmy! How much for the food, buddy?

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Pro-aborts and the Eucharist

July 24, 2009

Top Vatican official confirms: no Communion for abortion proponents http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3606 Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has reiterated that politicians who support legal abortion should be barred from receiving Communion. Because these individuals are engaged in gravely sinful behavior, the Spanish prelate told LifeSite News, it would be an [...]

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Central Tabernacle

July 16, 2009

Indiana bishop requires central placement of tabernacle http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3531 Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, has issued a directive that the tabernacle should be centrally placed in all churches of that diocese. “My experience is that our people, with their instinct of faith, have always desired that the tabernacle be central and visible,” Bishop [...]

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Canadian Communion Blunder

July 9, 2009

Posted by Canon Lawyer and friend Ed Peter: “Video tape shows Archbishop Andre Richard (Moncton, New Brunswick) giving holy Communion to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a state funeral. It is, of course, inconceivable that Richard did not know that Harper is an evangelical Protestant. Obviously unsure what to do, Harper apparently slipped the [...]

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Wednesday Busy Radio Day

June 10, 2009

Tomorrow I have three radio shows: 1) Discussing “Corpus Christi: Is the Eucharist Really the Body of Christ” with Teresa Tomeo at 9:30 AM Eastern on Ave Maria Radio 2) Same topic as #1. This time on Relevant Radio with Chuck Neff’s Searching the Word from 1:00-2:00 Eastern time. 3) The “Death of St. Paul” [...]

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De-baptizing?

April 3, 2009

From my friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: Britons, we are told, have downloaded some 100,000 “de-baptism” forms, and another 1,500 blokes have paid some $ 5 each for a “de-baptism” parchment. Presumably, people sign these forms and what, we’re not sure, hang them up on the wall or something. A few thoughts on the [...]

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Join us to See the Shroud of Turin, Rome, etc.

March 18, 2009

We now have our pilgrimage planned and YOU can register! The brochure is ready! The Pope has decided to bring out the Shroud of Turin in Italy AND WE WILL BE THERE! You can join us! It is only displayed about once every 25 years so this is truly a chance of a lifetime. We [...]

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New Word on Pro-abort Politicians & the Eucharist

February 5, 2009

Bishops required by canon law to refuse Communion to pro-abortion politicians: Vatican official http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1895 Archbishop Raymond Burke has repeated his argument that bishops are obligated by canon law to withhold Communion from public officials who support legal abortion. “The Church’s law is very clear,” the archbishop told LifeSite News in an exclusive interview. Archbishop Burke, [...]

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A Little Pagan is Baptized a Christian

December 1, 2008

On Saturday my new grandson Sebastian Thomas Brown was baptized at Christ the King Church in Ann Arbor Michigan. He is our seventh grandchild (number eight is on the way). It was incredible to again witness the free gift, the gratuitious favor, that God freely bestows on us through the waters of baptism. This little [...]

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Priestless Sundays and the Sunday Obligation

October 6, 2008

From Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: A news story out of the Diocese of Fairbanks in Alaska describes an upcoming “priestless Sunday” wherein priests will be away from their parishes to serve remote missions, leaving their parishioners without Sunday Mass that weekend. I can see arguments for and against this unusual action and I don’t think [...]

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3 Hour Fast before Mass, hum?

June 26, 2008

Canon Lawyer Ed Peters is proposing a 3-hour fast before Mass, and calculated from the beginning of Mass and not the beginning of communion. Hum! See what you think. Ed Peters wrote, I just published a short article in Antiphon Magazine proposing that the Communion fast be extended to three hours (up from one) and [...]

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