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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sancta Maria, sperare nos tecum doce.

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As I have said, what a difference a year makes.

The sure port of Roman security.

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“This proves that prayer does work”: "A stormy and divisive two years at St. Mary’s by the Sea in Huntington Beach appears to be coming to an end now that Bishop Tod Brown has approved the return of the Tridentine Latin Mass to the Orange County parish. Today marks the fourth consecutive Sunday that a traditional noon Mass in Latin has been celebrated at St. Mary’s by Norbertine priests from nearby St. Michael’s Abbey. Turnout has been near capacity."

Latin Mass Network

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announces the return of Latin Mass to Boston. If this had been done twenty years ago, Boston's history would have been very different.

Animal rights vigilantes

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destroy Abbey's source of income

Christmas in the Trenches

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the true story.

Britain has become a 'Catholic country'

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at least in the sense that there are more Catholics in Church on Sunday.

Matthew 5
11 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake:

(All English Martyrs, pray for us! They indeed rejoice to see this day).

12 Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.
13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men.
14 You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.
16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Tony Blair the Catholic

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what happened?

The horrifying thought is that people may be put off becoming Catholics because of Blair's conversion. Still no excuse though.