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Thursday, June 16, 2005

All it takes is backbone

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and the determination to fight first, talk later. :

"Parishioners (of St Albert's Church, Boston Archdiocese) will also seek assurances from the archdiocese that it plans to return the parish's money, estimated at $200,000; that it will restore a full complement of daily and weekend Masses and other sacramental activities; will return the parish's records, which were sent to church archives; and will support the return of church groups that existed before the parish was closed last August."

Papal headgear

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As if to illustrate my earlier point, the bakery next to the Church in Marktl-am-Inn offers "Papal Headgear"
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One Papal Headgear comes free with every purchase. See other photos here and also original report from Pope's birthplace.

St. Michael's Monastery, Union City, New Jersey

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now housing and Korean presbyterians use the Church.
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Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, USA. The second Passionist foundation in the US. Building demolished circa 1985. The monastery had closed in 1968. All sorts of excuses were found.  Posted by Hello

State of Conservation of Churches

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in the Philippines. At least someone gets it right!

"On the whole, it can be concluded that the Philippines is very well aware of the importance of preserving the past specifically old churches. Conservation efforts are underway and are, without doubt, the concern of both the church and the state. There is a high level of consciousness, appreciation and concern for conservation among the hierarchy of the Church, the clergy and the laity. It is recognized that they are instruments for evangelization and pastoral services."

Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. - Reflections in Retirement

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This article, given the author captures in a certain sense much that is wrong with the post-Vatican II Church. He is an ex- and disgraced (so-called emeritus!) Archbishop who should be seeking refuge in the monastery from which he came, but he is still pretending he has the top job.

St Maria Antiqua, Rome opens

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after centuries under rubble
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A Passionist priest in India says Mass. Of course, you don't need a Church when Mass is no longer a sacrifice but a cross between a meal and a pagan ritual. Our Lord crucified and Our Lady of Sorrows look on. St Paul of the Cross does not recognise the once glorious order he founded.  Posted by Hello

The years that the locusts have eaten

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No ordinations this year in the Diocese of Linz. This is only the third time this has occured since the foundation of the Diocese in 1785. Sorry the article is in German.
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In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. Inscription over statue of Our Lady of Fatima, in the Convent of the English Sisters, Alt�tting, Bavaria.
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The Triple Tiara

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At the end of the Second Vatican Council, the Triple Tiara symbolising prophetic office, kingship and priesthood was laid aside. It now has been removed from the Papal coat of arms. This photograph, forty years later.