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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TEN

!!!! The City of Miami, Florida as it appeared in 1960.   ne·far·i·ous adjective \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\ : evil or immoral Full Definition of NEFARIOUS :  flagrantly wicked or impious :  evil Examples of NEFARIOUS a nefarious scheme to cheat people out … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 8

!!!! Photo of the interior of the Archabbey Church as it appeared in 1953. With the completion of the novitiate year in the summer of 1953 it was time for my simple profession of vows.  Benedictines profess four vows, unlike … Continue reading

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WE HEAR A VOICE FROM HEAVEN WHEN WE ARE WITH THE LORD AT THE HOLY ALTAR

!!!! by Fr. George W. Rutler When Shakespeare imagined what young King Henry V might have said before the Battle of Agincourt a century and a half before, he wrote one of the most celebrated speeches never really spoken. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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THE LORD MAKES HIMSELF PRESENT ON THE ALTAR IN ORDER TO ENABLE US TO SHARE IN HIS ACT OF SELF-SACRIFICE

!!!!   How to Enter into the Time and Space of God Pope Francis makes a surprise break with his silence on the liturgy. “It is the cloud of God that envelops us all,” he says. And he calls for … Continue reading

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WHEN IS A SECOND ‘MARRIAGE’ NOT A MARRIAGE

!!!! The banns of marriage, commonly known simply as the “banns” or “bans” (from a Middle English word meaning “proclamation,” rooted in Frankish and from there to Old French[1]), are the public announcement in a Christian parish church of an … Continue reading

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FRANCIS AND BARTHOLOMEW vs KIRILL; ONLY CHRIST CAN OVERCOME RUSSIAN NARCISSIST SELF-SATISFACTION

!!!! The Russian Veto Against Francis and Bartholomew The embrace between Rome and Constantinople is renewed. But a document from the patriarchate of Moscow freezes the discussion between Catholics and Orthodox on the powers of the pope over the universal … Continue reading

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EVEN AFTER 450 YEARS WE SHOULD STILL THANK GOD FOR THE COUNCIL OF TRENT

!!!! Church Marks the 450th Anniversary of Council of Trent (943) The Reformation-era council has shaped the life of the Church for nearly half a millennium. by STEPHEN BEALE 12/02/2013 – tanbooks.comTHE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER WASHINGTON — The Council of … Continue reading

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THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST IS THE REALIZATION OF OUR PRESUMPTION TO TRANSFORM SOCIETY

!!!! THE UNPRECEDENTED ‘PRESUMPTION’ OF CHANGING THE WORLD by Sandro Magister ROME, April 11, 2013 – For Pope Francis, religious freedom means above all “having the courage to bear witness to faith in the risen Christ.” A faith that is … Continue reading

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PITY THE POOR CHILD RAISED IN A SAME-SEX HOUSEHOLD

Study suggests risks from same-sex parenting Stark gaps in ‘gold standard’ data set By Cheryl Wetzstein – The Washington Times Sunday, June 10, 2012 Enlarge PhotoIn this 2011 family photo, lesbian couple Giuseppina La Delfa (left) and …more > Two studies … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, FATHER GORDON MacRAE, FOR HELPING US APPRECIATE HOW CENTRAL THE EUCHARIST IS IN OUR LIVES!

The Sacrifice of the Mass Part 1 by Fr. Gordon J. MacRae on November 4, 2009 http://www.thesestonewalls.com/gordon-macrae/vacation-rerun-the-sacrifice-of-the-mass/ After fifteen years in prison, two remarkable things happened to me in just the last three months. The first was the launch of … Continue reading

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