Tag Archives: Marriage

What Catholics Need to Know About Marriage and Sex, Part I

Posted by Mark Shea on National Catholic Register There was a time when people on TV did not instantaneously pass from first kiss to a tumble between the sheets, because our civilization recognized that tumbles between the sheets often led … Continue reading

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider: ‘We are in the fourth great crisis of the Church’

By Sarah Atkinson, Catholic Herald online: Liberals, collaborating with the “new paganism”, are driving the Catholic Church towards a split, according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the liturgical specialist who is carrying on a rearguard fight against “abuses” in the Church. … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the UN Attack on the Church? | Crisis Magazine

Thanks to Crisis Magazine again for publishing the further insights of Dr Anne Hendershott (Professor of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio) into the recent behaviour of a certain committee of the United Nations, which, it … Continue reading

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Slowly but surely: new liturgical books on the way.

from: http://www.praytellblog.com by Jonathan Day  Now that the new English translation of the Roman Missal is in place, five newly translated liturgical texts are moving through the process of revision and approval. I had the pleasure of interviewing Martin Foster, … Continue reading

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As a Catholic priest in Britain I have to drag couples down the aisle

From: The Catholic Herald Couples are reluctant to have their big day in this country By FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH Your wedding doe not have to be as grand as this (PA) The Pope’s book, written when he was Archbishop of Buenos … Continue reading

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11 Basic Questions Over the Sacraments

Padre Pio in the Confessional  The following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural … Continue reading

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4 Questions that Help to Explain “What is a Sacrament?” (St. Thomas Aquinas)

This is the first in a short series of posts on the Sacraments. A non-scientific straw poll among some of my friends, both converts and cradle Catholics revealed a suprising (to me) ignorance of these very basic tenets of our … Continue reading

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What Grace Is Given in the Sacraments? – And 10 Other Questions

The Sacrament of Confession via the Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction site. The  following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its … Continue reading

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Sacraments of the Dead: 12 Questions on Sacrilege and Grace

The following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and … Continue reading

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The Character Imprinted on the Soul. Questions About the Sacraments

Priestly Ordination of Rev. Mr. Jose Zepeda, F.S.S.P. has been conferred by Bishop Salvatore Cordileone. Deo Gratias! The following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to … Continue reading

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