Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

The Papal Motto: “Miserando Atque Eligendo”

My poor translation of it into English reads: “Mercy saw him, and chose him”. (I’m sure you can all do much better). It comes from a sermon by St Bede on the Call of St Matthew. What a wonderful Pope … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 18 March 2013 (VIS) – In the press conference held today, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Press Office of the Holy See, focused on two themes: Pope Francis’ first audiences and details of the Mass inaugurating … Continue reading

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Why Do We Veil Crucifixes and Images on the 5th Sunday of Lent?

  by Taylor Marshall The traditional Catholic custom of veiling images on the 5th Sunday of Lent is making a big come back. The practice lost momentum in the 1970s and 80s, but we’re seeing it make its way back into parish … Continue reading

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On Going to Our Own House. Some important teachings from a brief sentence in John’s Gospel

By: Msgr. Charles Pope The Gospel for Mass this past Saturday contains one line that deserves some attention from us. At one level it seems like a mere scene-ender, a line that merely ends a section and has the dramatis personae (cast of … Continue reading

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