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The Church Triumphant: Spotlight on St. Blaise LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - January 29, 2015 ... does it), and I will give them each their dolls with some explanation of how St. Blaise came to be the patron of throats. So. :) Does anybody else have a devotion to St. Blaise or enjoy his feast and the blessing of throats? Are you doing anything special with your kids? Do tell me all about it in the ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-church-triumphant-spotlight-on-st.html
Which Bit of "Impossible" Is So Hard to Understand...? MULIER FORTIS - January 19, 2015 ... the dearth of tasteful Roman vestments being sported. But now I wonder if there is a case to be made for cause and effect? A ridiculous suggestion, but no more ridiculous than the womynpriests' claims to being ordained to the Catholic priesthood... In his 1994 apostolic letter , Ordinatio Sacerdotalis Pope John Paul II declared definitively that it was impossible for the Church to ordain women to the priesthood. Despite this, twenty years later, there are ...http://mulier-fortis.blogspot.com/2015/01/which-bit-of-impossible-is-so-hard-to.html
A Papal Visit GLORIA OLIVAE - January 19, 2015 1. A fine Papal visit. That was a fine Papal visit. Two Catholic truths rose to the fore; first, the dogma of Divine Providence. And secondly, the visibility and power of Faith. Both truths are beyond the capabilities of men. It cannot be planned, rehearsed and choreographed. It can only be an act of love of God for mankind. 2. Apprehension before the visit. There was great apprehension; first, that the confusion resulting from the just concluded Bishop's ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2015_01_01_archive.html#9164037843889180138
Golden Oldie Zingers by Rutler MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - January 9, 2015 ... use. The Jerusalem Bible is a tool for study but was translated with a tin ear. I grew up with the King James translation and thus am stunned when Job 38:17 ("Hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?") is given as "Have you met the janitors of Shadowland?" So Sheol becomes a theme park. But none of this matches the torture of the trans-gendered RNAB which manages to neuter every creature except Satan who remains male. Our Lord sometimes sounds like the Prince of Wales: "What profit is ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2015/01/golden-oldie-zingers-by-rutler.html
Will the Real St. Nicholas Please Stand Up? ARE WE THERE YET? - December 6, 2014 ... Constantine, well into the fourth century, and wasn't regularized throughout the Church until a couple centuries after the death of St. Nicholas. Don't be mistaken, though, as iconography and symbolism are important ingredients of our Faith, it's logical and appropriate that St. Nicholas is almost always depicted wearing red -- as it's the traditional color of all bishops -- and that he's shown with the mitre and crozier of more modern times, as his office in the Church is a key part of his ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2014/12/will-real-st-nicholas-please-stand-up.html
Practical Questions About Liturgy at Our Lady of Hope HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? - December 5, 2014 ... readers perform their part in the eternal drama, absolutely contributes to the piety of all. This tone and manner is shared by the congregation, who fully participate. 3. What kind of music is used? Probably the most dramatic contribution to the Anglican Patrimony is its hymnody. Magnificent music planned and directed by Dr. Bruce Prince-Joseph our organist, sung in the most venerable traditions, shared by a congregation singing to the rafters literally lifts the soul to the heavenly throne. ...http://gospel-anglican.blogspot.com/2014/12/practical-questions-about-liturgy-at.html
Building a Church HEART FOR GOD - November 9, 2014 ... John 2:13–22 Building A Church My journey into the fullness of Catholic Faith began in the free-church––even a "low church"––tradition. By that I mean that there was no prescribed liturgy, there were no sacraments, there was "freedom" in worship to be spontaneous or merely to do whatever the pastor had planned for that Sunday. Of course, for the latter years the "pastor" was me so I had a lot of control over what characterized our worship. My ...http://heartforgodltd.blogspot.com/2014/11/building-church.html