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New Attempt to Canonise “Catholic” President Joe Biden

"Riverview Resurrection Church" ??? sounds like one of those Protestant mega-churches where the 'pastor' preaches wearing faded jeans while the band plays on guitars & drums.
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Novus Ordo: Vatican Presents Woman in Casual Shirt as Distributor of Ash Cross

It is forbidden this year (and next??) because they say one could transmit the virus by contact with skin. BUT we are required to receive communion on the hand wherein the "minister" touches everyone with the Body of Our Lord & their fingers. (Note: I've never received communion in this way WITHOUT feeling the knuckles of the one distributing on my palm!) More lunacy!
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Francis Wanted A “Poor Church”: Now “the Poor” Pay for It

Quote: "renounce subsidies so that the resources, scarce due to “the pandemic,” would go only to the neediest." - too bad the U.S. bishops didn't share this sentiment when it came to federal PPP money. 🤔
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"Pandemic": French Nun, 117, Europe's Oldest Person, Beats Covid-19

Not to disrespect her, but it probably was a false positive. A monk in his 90's I know was also told he had it (because of positive test). After 2 weeks of isolation, he emerged saying that the doctors were wrong. He came to this conclusion based on common sense. He had no symptoms and felt fine. He rufused to go along with the notion he "beat the virus".
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No Joke: Liturgy Has Made "Much Progress" in Recent Decades - Francis

Obviously pre-COVID figures. Pew research says attendance in the U.S. is about 7% now. Many wonder if the faithful will ever return. Europe is probably near zero!
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For the record: Michigan nuns at Trump rally aren't really nuns

Boy, how these liberals like to stick to the rules when they have a "pope" whom they agree with. Wasn't always the case. In one Catholic college I worked at, the 'sister' on staff was in a non-canonical, unofficial 'order.' Of course, no problems since she was of the lay clothes "pant-suit" variety. The administration even thought they were being progressive since they were giving leadership …More
Boy, how these liberals like to stick to the rules when they have a "pope" whom they agree with. Wasn't always the case. In one Catholic college I worked at, the 'sister' on staff was in a non-canonical, unofficial 'order.' Of course, no problems since she was of the lay clothes "pant-suit" variety. The administration even thought they were being progressive since they were giving leadership roles to women in the Church. Oh, she had responsibility in the formation of seminarians.
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Saint Corona Has Rekindled an Old-Style Religion in a Deeply Areligious Society

Too bad that easing up doesn't include houses of worship - at least not that I've seen.
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New Memorial: Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

It seems that the Vatican is universalizing Benedictine customary usage. The monastery I go to for Mass has had the memorial of Saints Mary, Martha, & Lazarus - "hosts of the Lord" on July 29 for decades now. It was/is tied to the Benedictine virtue of hospitality. Granted, it messed with the traditional liturgy that had St. Mary Magdalene and St. Martha (seen as 2 sisters) separated by an '…More
It seems that the Vatican is universalizing Benedictine customary usage. The monastery I go to for Mass has had the memorial of Saints Mary, Martha, & Lazarus - "hosts of the Lord" on July 29 for decades now. It was/is tied to the Benedictine virtue of hospitality. Granted, it messed with the traditional liturgy that had St. Mary Magdalene and St. Martha (seen as 2 sisters) separated by an 'octave' (1 week = 8 days if you count the beginning and end day). This was to highlight their symbolism of the contemplative & active vocations respectively. The former being superior, therefore celebrated first.
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Does Joe Biden’s new executive order mandating masks on federal property not apply to Joe Biden …

Yeah, like Cupich they don't want to go down that "rabbit hole" 😉
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Actual Catholic text message:

GTG = "Got to go" ???
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Actual Catholic text message:

"Something [??] Liturgy of the Hours (the Office prayers = breviary) before Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass) + Ad maiorem Dei gloriam
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Christmas Mass in St Joseph, Bagdad

Actually according to official CDC guidelines, they're fine because they all appear to be wearing the masks. Social distancing is recommended, but mask wearing is proposed for those situations where one CANNOT social distance. People and government bodies are over-zealous when they demand both and act that the presence of other people is itself dangerous. I've pointed this out to friends who …More
Actually according to official CDC guidelines, they're fine because they all appear to be wearing the masks. Social distancing is recommended, but mask wearing is proposed for those situations where one CANNOT social distance. People and government bodies are over-zealous when they demand both and act that the presence of other people is itself dangerous. I've pointed this out to friends who insist on wearing masks even when they're alone or outside when they are many yards away from other people. I've shown them the regulations from our county that consistently say "masks should be worn if one CANNOT social distance 6 feet apart." I'm accused of being a virus denier - which I'm not. Members of my family have had it, and it may have hastened the death of a elderly relative. Not sure that the precautions are a farce, but how they're applied is irrational & illogical, if not even malicious!
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Notre Dame in Paris has hosted its first Christmas Carol Service since 2019

Nice construction worker protective gear. Where are their masks? 😷
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Legendary Latin Teacher Has Died

I've heard many stories about him from confreres who studied in Rome. They said he was brilliant in his grasp of the Latin language, but unfortunately he was a modernist in the style of Francis who hated the outward signs of Catholicism.
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The employees of Jeff Bezos dehumanizing their political opponents. Liberals love to hate

Didn't the Nazis compare Jews to vermin prior to exterminating them?
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Let's just cleanse the cruddy Vatican nativity from our minds

In traditional Christian art for the Nativity, the Blessed Virgin Mary & St. Joseph are shown adoring the Christ child - not sleeping. In fact, one of the major themes of Advent (especially pertinent in these times) is to stay awake! The Lord has come in the Incarnation and is coming again. Another aspect, many saintly commentators have written on St. Joseph's reverence toward, not only the baby …More
In traditional Christian art for the Nativity, the Blessed Virgin Mary & St. Joseph are shown adoring the Christ child - not sleeping. In fact, one of the major themes of Advent (especially pertinent in these times) is to stay awake! The Lord has come in the Incarnation and is coming again. Another aspect, many saintly commentators have written on St. Joseph's reverence toward, not only the baby Jesus, but the most holy Mother of God. They speak of his awe-filled wonder at being the guardian of the Holy Family. Some years ago, when an image was making the rounds of Joseph embracing Mary and Jesus in a kinda "bear hug", pious Catholics and even Orthodox Christians winced at this depiction as overly sentimental and even sacrilegious.
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Nun News: Two Carmels Closed Within Weeks – But There Is a But

Cor orans isn't the only Francis document that seems directed at disbanding small (usually traditional) religious communities which are particularly contemplative women. Last month a directive forbade bishops from establishing new foundations without explicit Vatican approval. Seems as if globalism even applies to the spiritual life!
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Biden: Proud “Catholic” – Jewish Family

Yeah, she began "dating" her brother-in-law... Former ages thought this as incestuous. Plus didn't Dr. Jill also "date" Joe while her 1st husband was alive? Yes, I know, Trump had 3 'wives'. But you see we are told by the media he's the "worst person to have ever lived - literally Hitler" so that's to be expected.
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No Surprise: The Germans Impart Invalid Or Doubtful Confirmations

This is madness! Why not just wash your hands after the ceremony? You know like all those "health experts" have been telling us for the past 8+ months.
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THE YOUTH ARE READY TO EMBRACE THE MARK OF THE BEAST..

Perhaps this is the reason why Sweden didn't have to undergo the virus panic - they are already complying...