Tag: sacrament

Mars and Venus

Difference between the sexes need not always be burdensome. Married Singles unhappily ever after By Francine & Byron Pirola "We all start out in marriage with a dream; a dream of a life-long, love affair. But after a year or two, disillusionment sets in and the unreserved trust and intimacy we enjoyed becomes tentative and …

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And the Beat Goes On

Another day, another spin of Earth, and another statement regarding withholding Communion. More and more foreign bishops are commenting on the political mess here. Kerry Shouldn't Take Communion, Says Canadian Bishop Cites "Defiant Dissent"; 2 Arizona Prelates Won't Hold Back the Eucharist "CALGARY, Alberta, MAY 21, 2004 (Zenit.org).- U.S. presidential hopeful John Kerry should voluntarily …

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Round and Round We Go

It seems no matter how hard I try to move on, this topic just keeps coming back. The repercussions are too important and the exchanges too interesting to ignore. US politicians warn of of anti-Catholic hate revival “48 Catholic members of Congress have signed a letter warning that the church risks bringing ‘great harm’ on …

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Examination of Conscience

This should be expanded to include other issues that affecting Catholic consciences, such as fair justice, feeding hungry, caring for the sick, clothing the naked, etc. Unless the Church gets tough on all the issues, we’ll look like an organization of hypocrites. I have a weird deja vu feeling right now, as if I blogged …

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State Investment in Marriage

The government intervenes and regulates those aspects of human life that have a some bearing on the common good, and which may be made subject to state power (the amount of rainfall profoundly affects the common good, but it isn’t subject to state power). Interstate commerce, for example, is a critical part of our national …

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