Monthly Archives: September 2011

But worldly sorrow brings death…” On Distinguishing a Good and Healthy Guilt From Morbid and Harmful Guilt.

By: Msgr. Charles Pope On of the trickier terrains to navigate in the moral world is the experience of guilt. Guilt is understood here as a kind of sorrow for sin. On the one hand there is an appropriate sorrow … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 29 SEP 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father yesterday promulgated “Quaerit Semper”, an Apostolic Letter “Motu Proprio data” which modifies the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor Bonus”, transferring certain functions of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of … Continue reading

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The Three Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

Today is the Feast Day of these three Archangels. There is an interesting legend about St. Michael on the web: On Monte Gargano resides the most famous shrine of the Christian Latin West dedicated to St Michael the Archangel. The … Continue reading

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Converts vs. ‘Cradle Catholics’

Most of you know that Catholicism Pure author’s are a mix of what we now call ‘cradle’ Catholic’s and ‘converts’. Personally I dislike the distinction – in a universal Roman Catholic Church we are surely universally Roman Catholic are we … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Monument to John Paul II to be set up in Moscow

Moscow, September 26, Interfax – Monument to Pope John II of Rome will be opened on September 30 at the inner yard of the Foreign Literature Library in Moscow, website of the Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception reports. “It is … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 28 SEP 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience, celebrated this morning in St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI reflected on his recent apostolic trip to Germany, defining it as “a great feast of the faith” during which he … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make it up – or perhaps you could?

Coverage of the Holy Father’s recent trip to Germany has been extensive – both here and elsewhere (thanks to Teresa, CP&S’s ‘on the spot’ author).  Milo Yiannopoulos, writing in the Catholic Herald has some words for would-be journalists sent to … Continue reading

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St. Vincent de Paul

Today is the Day of Veneration of St. Vincent de Paul. Here is an account of his life and works: (Source: SVDP Richboro) St. Vincent de Paul, Apostle of Charity Vincent was born at Pouy in Gascony, in the south … Continue reading

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New English Liturgy Seen as “More Formal” – Msgr. Wadsworth Explains the Translation Process

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia( The executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) visited Christendom College last week to explain the steps involved in producing the new translation of the missal of the liturgy in English. Theologian … Continue reading

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From the desert to the web: bringing the Dead Sea Scrolls online

It’s taken 24 centuries, the work of archaeologists, scholars and historians, and the advent of the Internet to make the Dead Sea Scrolls accessible to anyone in the world. Today, as the new year approaches on the Hebrew calendar, we’re … Continue reading

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Can the Catholic Church Ordain Female Deacons?

by Joe Heschmeyer What are the Catholic Church’s reasons for not allowing women to be permanent deaconesses? Deaconesses seem much more justifiable both scripturally and by early Tradition. Are different arguments used against them, or the same (ie that the Twelve … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Sin of Gossip

By: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the more under-rated categories of sin are the sins of speech. There are many ways we sin, but perhaps the most common way is by speech. Too easily, almost without thought, do we engage in … Continue reading

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Pope’s Address of yesterday to Seminarians and Young People in Freiburg

A short video report from Romereport: SEEK NEW PATHS OF EVANGELISATION FOR CHURCH AND SOCIETY VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2011 (VIS) – At 6.1.5 p.m. today in the main hall of the Seminary of Freiburg im Breisgau the Holy Father … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time A – Are We Faithful and Generous Workers in His Vineyard?

By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB Immediately preceding today’s Gospel story, Jesus has returned to the Temple (23a) and reclaimed this sacred space for his healing ministry (14) and the stage for teaching and challenging his opponents. The chief priests and … Continue reading

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Pope’s Address to Orthodox Christians and the Lay Organisation ZdK

Perhaps people from English speaking countries don’t know what ZdK is. ZdK is the abbreviation for “Zentralkomitee der Deutschen Katholiken”. According to Wikipedia, it is a lay body comprising representatives of various Catholic organisations in Germany. They organise the Catholic … Continue reading

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