Daily Archives: 7 June 2012

Leave Your Gift, Bishop Fellay

SSPX: We can be Cafeteria Catholics too! If they were talking about admitting divorced and remarried believers, I bet this unification would be nipped in its bud. Bishop Fellay: So the attitude of the official church is what changed; we … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: John 11:32-45

Prior to this section in John’s Gospel is Jesus’ encounter with Martha of Bethany. In the option below, we read of the dramatic raising of her brother Lazarus. I’m surprised this passage isn’t selected more often. In fact, I cannot … Continue reading

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Around the Episcopacy

Cleveland’s Bishop Richard Lennon is reaching out to his priests. I have become aware of a growing disconnect between many of the priests who serve faithfully in this diocese and myself. It saddens me to hear reports that a number … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 49-52: Finishing the Introductory Rites

After the water is blessed … 49. The bishop, accompanied by the deacons, passes through the main body of the church, sprinkling the people and the walls with holy water; then, when he has returned to the sanctuary, he sprinkles … Continue reading

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