Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dumped, But Newborn ‘Hope’ Lives

There can be no excuse for doing this: The tiny baby lay in a plastic bag in the veld, blue and ice cold, with no hope of a chance on life. Her umbilical cord and placenta still attached to her, … Continue reading

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A Neighbor Can Also Be Met Online

While involved in the digital world, we must never forget the question: “Who is my neighbor?”, and to really establish our presence in an evangelical sense. The Pope said this in a message entitled “Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life … Continue reading

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High Stakes and Hopes for Egypt's Christians in Historic Protests

CNA reports: Cairo, Egypt – As clashes between anti-government protesters and Egyptian police intensified on Jan. 28, some Coptic Orthodox Christians disregarded their church’s call for peaceful non-involvement – in hopes that the possible abdication of President Hosni Mubarak could advance … Continue reading

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Hundreds of South Africans Pray for Nelson Mandela at Church

Associated Press: Johannesburg (AP) — Hundreds of South Africans filled a historic church Sunday morning to pray for former president Nelson Mandela after his release from a local hospital earlier this week. Rev. Benedict Mahlangu, a priest at the main … Continue reading

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The Ordinariate on Sky News

This in via the busy Ordinariate Portal: Hundreds of disillusioned Anglicans are expected to defect to the Roman Catholic Church in time for Lent. It follows a campaign by Father Keith Newton to leave the Church of England in protest at … Continue reading

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A Prayer for a Happy Death

This beautiful Prayer for a Happy Death was written by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. In it we ask for all of the elements of a happy death: contrition and absolution; Last Rites and the reception of Holy Communion; and … Continue reading

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Church Must Make Women Bishops, say MP's

Just another affirmation of the need for and the validity of the Ordinariate: The Government is being asked to remove the Church of England’s exemption from equality laws if it does not end the bar to women being made bishops. The … Continue reading

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Homily – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (2011)

The Be-atitudes are again before us today. In teaching these eight pronouncements (Matthew’s Gospel has eight while Luke has but four cf. 6:20-26), Jesus is demonstrating the attitude that ought to mark the Christian’s way of approaching life. They are a … Continue reading

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Beatitudes for the Bulletin

This is nice for the Church bulletin today:

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The Vatican has the Highest Rate of Crime in the World?

Misdemeanor crimes per-capita that is, with most of the perpetrators apparently fleeing to Italy: Rome – The Vatican saw 1,300 misdemeanor crimes committed last year, propelling that state to the top of the global per-capita statistics. 527 persons live in the Vatican, … Continue reading

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