Daily Archives: January 8, 2012

News Flash: Pope Benedict XVI baptizes 16 babies in Sistine Chapel

(AP) VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI is baptizing 16 babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel. Some of the infants looked at him wide-eyed after he poured water from a golden shell-shaped dish over their forehead, as Benedict … Continue reading

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We are all called

Every vocation is for God’s glory, and everyone — clergy, religious, laity — is invited to share in it By Carl E. Olson I once wrote an article about the role of the laity in which I stated, “The vocation … Continue reading

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Gregory of Nyssa on Baptism Jesu: A Sermon for the Feast of Epiphany

The worldwide Church celebrates the Epiphany Feast on the 6th. Jan. On the 8th. Jan, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. According to the Eastern tradition, three events are commemorated on the Epiphany Feast: the … Continue reading

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Saving the Gothic master Pugin’s greatest glory

On the 200th anniversary of Pugin’s birth, the visionary architect’s final creation needs funds for repairs. In danger of disrepair: St Augustine’s Abbey Church, Ramsgate; the east window and altar; Pugin’s stained glass; and altar figures, visited by Clive Aslet … Continue reading

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Pope’s Homily at Mass for Feast of Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated through the Roman Catholic world on January 6th, is, in England & Wales, a transferred Solemnity. Since we have already published Fr. Rosica’s biblical reflection for this feast, (on the proper day!) below is … Continue reading

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