Sacraments & Sacramentals

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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Atlanta Eucharistic Congress Video, Part I & 2

June 22, 2008

As I watched thousands of Catholics in the middle of the “Bible Belt” in Atlanta Georgia, I was brought to tears. Rich and poor, black and white, Vietnamese, Koreans, Africans, Filipinos, priests, 5 bishops, deacons without number, sisters in every type of habit imagined all processing and confessing Jesus as Lord and the Eucharist as [...]

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At the Atlanta Eucharistic Conference

June 20, 2008

Janet and I are in Atlanta Georgia for the 2009 Eucharistic Conference. Tomorrow morning we will join over 30,000 Catholics processing with the Eucharist held high following Archbishop Wilton Gregory! After the procession I will be giving a talk in the HUGE auditorium. My talk will be "Defending the Eucharist." Would you like to join [...]

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Ordination of Women? Nope! – Bravo!

June 1, 2008

Vatican decree on women's ordination and excommunication By John L Allen Jr Daily — Created May 29 2008 – 15:36 The following is an NCR translation of the decree from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's top doctrinal office, issued today regarding excommunication for those involved in attempts to ordain women [...]

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Corpus Christi Sunday–Prepare for Possible Heresy!

May 20, 2008

Jesus didn't really do a miracle, right? He just taught everyone to care and share, right? You've heard that homily, right? The people had all brought picnic baskets which they kept hidden up under their robes. Jesus convinced them all to pull out their picnic baskets to share with everyone else. The REAL miracle was [...]

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Denied Communion over Obama?

May 16, 2008

Ed Peter's the Canon Lawyer has an interesting article today. I agree with him. I think it is unconscionable for a Catholic to even consider a vote for Obama. This man will turn the clock back a hundred years in the direction of the Culture of Death. Because he is young, "handsome," inexperienced, idealistic and [...]

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Teresa Tomeo’s Show: Follow up on Baptism

May 9, 2008

Here are the Bible verses we discussed on Teresa Tomeo's Catholic Connections–aired on Ave Maria Radio, Guadalupe Radio, EWTN and Sirius Satellite Radio: 1) "Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. Corresponding to that [Noah being saved through water], baptism now saves you—not [...]

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Giuliani Rebuked for Receiving Communion

April 29, 2008

Four cheers for New York’s Cardinal Egan . . .   . . . who has finally had it with Rudy Giuliani flaunting the sacraments. Read more about it here. Read the extensive CNA report here.

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Feminism & Invalid Baptisms

February 29, 2008

The rules on baptism are meant to be followed Canon Lawyer Ed Peters on Baptism: You might recall when I [Ed Peters] blogged against using baptismal formulae contrived to avoid masculine nouns for Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I said back in 2004 that such ‘baptisms’ were invalid, and that people who received ‘baptism’ under [...]

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A Father and Grandfather becomes a Father!

December 14, 2007

Today Janet and I had the priviledge and honor of watching our friend Bill Spencer ordained as a Catholic priest. He is a father and a grandfather — his son and daughters and grandchildren were there to celebrate this event with their dad and grandfather. After Bill's faithful wife Peg died of cancer, Bill decided [...]

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Bravo — A Bishop Does the Right Thing!

November 17, 2007

Baltimore priest removed for liturgical abuse  Baltimore, Nov 9 ( – Baltimore's Archbishop Edwin O'Brien has removed a pastor who invited a female Episcopalian priest to join him in celebrating a funeral Mass, the Baltimore Sun reports. Father Martin was removed from his parish assignment at a meeting with archdiocesan officials on November 8. The [...]

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Defending the Eucharist – Steve on Catholic Answers Live

November 11, 2007

For the article I mentioned:"What God Sees in the Morning When He Opens His Eyes" Click here. Buy our new DVD adventure documentary APOSTOLIC FATHERS: HANDING ON THE FAITH and receive a free copy of my audio CD  "DEFENDING THE EUCHARIST"   For more info, click hereTo buy, click here ********************************************* Questions Steve Answered on Catholic [...]

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Eucharistic Congress in Charlotte North Carolina – What a Blast!

September 22, 2007

I was very proud to be a speaker at the Eucharistic Congress in Charlotte North Carolina. I have never been part of such an event and I was not the only one moved to tears. I comment Bishop Jugis for his leadership and faithful promotion of the Catholic faith. He is to be praised and [...]

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Should Spouses Go to into Confessional Together?

August 31, 2007

I sometimes joke with my wife Janet: "Sweetie, when we go to confession today, I'll confess your sins and you confess mine, OK?" But this priest is taking me seriously – promoting couples confessing together! Counseling yes, but confession? Canon lawyer Ed Peter's wrote: The practice of spouses jointly celebrating the sacrament of confession recently garnered support [...]

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