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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Our Lady was elected a Member of the Polish Parliament

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450 years ago this year.


Totus Tuus, Maria!

The last Pope giving Communion in the mouth, as is fitting.

"To touch the sacred species and to distribute them with their own hands is a privilege of the ordained, one which indicates an active participation in the ministry of the Eucharist." Pope John Paul II, 1980
DOMINICAE CENAE end of para 11.

Respect for the Clergy

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Father Ronald Knox sometime Chaplain of Oxford University used to joke that there were only two virtues, respect for the clergy and secondly any other virtues.

Catholic Church in Zurich

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seems to have a problem with its identity in a banner from their site.

No wonder, when they celebrate on altars such as these.

St Imelda, Patron Saint of First Communicants

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How many First Communicants today are told to seek her intercession?

St Quintanus Cathedral, Hasselt, Belgium

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A few years ago the authorities thought that they would go back to alleged early Church tradition and place the Bishop's throne behind the altar in their Cathedral. They installed three well-padded chairs but the Blessed Sacrament remains behind on the High Altar. Posted by Picasa