Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

The Preparatory Season for the Nativity of Our Lord – The Phillipian Fast

While we prepare for Advent in the Roman rite beginning this Sunday, it is worth noting that while there is no “Advent” proper within the Byzantine rite, they do have a period of 40 days preparation for the Feast of the … Continue reading

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Remember the Cat at the Birmingham Oratory?

I am sure you will remember the now famous ‘Pushkin’ at the Birmingham Oratory, and the moment the Holy Father tickled his chin thus ensuring the cat was forever in the annals of immortality! I am sure this book will … Continue reading

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Holy See tells UN: yes to parents’ rights, no to condoms for any reason

From John Smeaton’s blog: On Tuesday the Holy See (the universal government of the Catholic Church) made an excellent statement to a committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Among other things, the statement said that a proposed resolution … Continue reading

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